FROM THE PAPERS
Synopsis: Short summaries of articles we think you will find useful from some of the weekends broadsheets. At the end of each summary is a link to take you directly to the relevant article. Please see Helpful Hints at the end of the bulletin.
Date posted: Monday, January 13, 2014
Financial Times:” New-builds excluded from Help to Buy 2″. A number of high-street lenders are not offering loans for new-build properties through the mortgage guarantee part of Help to Buy, highlighting the increasingly complex relationship between the two halves of the government scheme and raising questions about its impact on the UK residential property market.
Financial Times:” Annuity directory ‘biased’ against advice”. A new directory aimed at helping those approaching retirement shop around for a pension income is under fire over claims it steers consumers away from independent advice.
Financial Times:” Non-doms could fall foul of remittance charges”. Wealthy individuals living in the UK could fall foul of changes to rules governing the status of non-domiciled residents if they cannot account for their movements over a 14-year period, warn accountants.
The Times:” Help to Buy eases way on to property ladder”. This week Santander became the latest lender to announce details of how it will make the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme available to borrowers. The bank will be offering two fixed rate deals, plus a variable rate tracker loan. Click here to go directly to the article
The Times:” Produce a pension income without an annuity”. As savers start to desert annuities for more flexible income plans, we look at the best options for retirement
The Telegraph:” 3.2 million think there is ‘no point’ saving for old age “. Threat to Coalition’s overhaul of the care system as study suggests 3.2 million over-50s have given up saving for old age believing it will only be taken to cover care
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