When choosing your insurance cover, let your broker advise you!

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The ins and outs of getting a mortgage in Spain

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Record high for successful UK mortgage applications

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Over 60s get most benefit from Spain’s growth

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Cash machines celebrate 50 years of wall-to-wall service

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End of the Spanish peseta in sight

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Planning an early retirement? Think again

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New government but existing pension issues

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Over 50s lead less debt future

ACCORDING TO new research, one-in-four over-50s insist they would never borrow money. A survey of 9,482 over-50-year-olds conducted by Saga Loans revealed that more than two-thirds would always...

Cash stashers keeping quiet

NEARLY A quarter of British adults have money tucked away their partner knows absolutely nothing about, according to a new survey. Researchers polled 1,500 people in relationships and...

No hiding place for savings

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BOMAD – the true family bank

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British mortgage approvals dip

ACCORDING TO new figures from the Bank of England, mortgage approvals fell for a third consecutive month, as the UK housing market struggles to gain momentum amid...

UK economy slowing down – official

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UK business beyond Europe

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Spain and China sign tax agreements

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UK small business owners in jobs threat

OVER 1.4 million jobs are at risk as 363,000 small businesses plan to stop trading in the next five years, according to a survey commissioned by business...

Pensioners living together in tax break dilemma

NEW ANALYSIS from insurance group Royal London has found that hundreds of thousands of older couples who live together but are not married are set to miss...
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