Housing & mortgage round up: Last round up and house price survey of 2012

Housing & mortgage round upOur last housing and mortgage round up of 2012 wouldn’t be complete without a house price survey and we’ve not let you down. In other news, another mortgage lender has stopped offering interest-only mortgages, there are fears that average rents will rise quickly in 2013 and first time buyers appear nervous about what the New Year might hold for them. Small annual rise in house prices The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that house prices increased by just 0.2% in October. The ONS also revealed ...

In the Spotlight: InvestAcc

Spotlight InvestaccIn the latest of our ‘In the Spotlight’ articles we catch up with Nigel Bennett, Business Development Manager at InvestAcc. Investment Sense: InvestAcc have been offering self invested pensions for 20 years now, but it’s probably fair to say that you are not the most high profile of SIPP providers, can you start by telling us a bit more about InvestAcc’s history? Nigel Bennett (right): Sure. The business started in 1992 and was originally operating as a practice based around self invested pensions for business owners. We were working ...

Savings: Newcastle Building Society launches new charity savings bond

Savings: Newcastle Building Society launches new charity savings bondNewcastle Building Society has launched a new Individual Savings Account (ISA) to support the ‘Sir Bobby Robson Foundation’. Charity savings bonds, particularly the Coventry Building Society’s Poppy Accounts, have become increasingly popular and given Sir Bobby’s iconic status in the north east the ‘Sir Bobby Robson Foundation ISA ’ should be no different. Interest rate on ‘Sir Bobby Robson Foundation ISA’ The ‘Sir Bobby Robson Foundation ISA’ will be available with an initial ...