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Welcome to your first 2018 edition of Personal Column!


From this month forward we’re refreshing Personal Column, bringing you in-depth monthly round-ups instead of weekly updates.

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Santander’s PRA Buy-to-let webinar


11 January at 11:00am

Their wide range of Buy to Let mortgages gives your clients a choice of different products, LTVs and product fees as well as:

  • Free standard valuation up to a property value of £2.5m – available on all products.
  • Plus either standard legal fees paid (and free checking of the Assured Shorthold Tenancy) or £250 cashback for Buy to Let re-mortgages. Early repayment charges apply.

They will explain how recent service improvements will make it easier for you to do business with them as well as some important lending criteria changes


Finance News 

London property prices have fallen

London was the UK’s weakest performing region for house prices for the first time since 2004 in 2017, according to Nationwide.

The building society reported house prices in the nation’s capital city were down 0.5 per cent year-on-year in 2017.

Robert Gardiner, chief economist of Nationwide, said: “The significant disparity in house prices across the UK has been a recurring theme in recent years.

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Source: Financial Times Adviser 4th January 2018

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London property prices have fallen

Britons protect pets but fail to insure themselves

Britons are more likely to take out pet insurance post-Christmas than make a New Year’s resolution to get income protection or critical illness cover.

According to protection specialists at LV and Royal London, people are far more likely to protect their pets and belongings than they are to get vital protection for their family and finances in 2018.

Ian Smart, product architect at Royal London, said: “Statistics from Mintel show us people are more likely to insure their pets and their mobile phone than themselves.

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Source: Financial Times Adviser 4th January 2018

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Britons protect pets but fail to ensure themselves


Personal Touch LIVE 2018: Last chance to register before the New Year!

Date: Thursday 18 January 2018

Venue: VOX Centre, Birmingham


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And Finally… 

Quick ways to detox your finances this January

 By now, we’re betting you’re sick of the sight of tinsel, the smell of turkey and you’re regretting those eight mince pies you scoffed during the Queen’s Speech.

The health industry knows you’re feeling over-indulged right now so push lots of regimes, pills and potions to detox yourself back into health.

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Source: The Money Advice Service 3rd January 2018

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Quick ways to detox your finances this January