Building societies are using the tighter lending restrictions of the mortgage market review (MMR) to tie customers into longer-term, more expensive mortgage deals, even when they can afford shorter-term repayments, it has been claimed.
THE Scottish families who still have no legal title to homes they bought more than a decade ago have welcomed a judicial inquiry by the Law Society of Scotland in direct response to The Herald's campaign on the issue.
BAILLIE Gifford's Japanese equity stars Sarah Whitley and Matthew Brett have retained their hold on the top spot in The Herald's table of top-performing fund managers, while a number of other large houses have seen high profile managers fall out of the rankings.
FOUR families waiting since 2000 to receive valid titles to their homes have been told two financiers now own a disputed strip of land which has prevented a resolution to problem that has lasted 14 years.
Frustrated savers are looking to social or peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms for higher rates of interest than those offered by banks - but they want reassurance over the risks, according to a survey this week.
Insurer Aegon UK, whose poor administration cost it a £1.9 million fine and £100m of compensation three years ago, this week launched a self-service platform which gives customers digital control of their pensions and savings.
Shareholders and employees of Royal Bank of Scotland who were encouraged by the bank to buy new shares at £2 each in April 2008, months before the bank collapsed, will lose their right to join an action against the bank next week.