JLT’s Wood raises heat on insurers

Broker writes to 12 life offices over exit fees

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Thanks to rule changes and rising house prices, inheritance tax is getting harder to avoid
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UK house price rises show signs of easing

10.2% rise in year to June, down from previous month

Osborne goes after offshore evaders

Revenue & Customs to mount tax crackdown

Nationwide reports mortgage lending fall

Tougher loan criteria take their toll

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Challenger banks on the charge

Newcomers have so far failed to dent Big Four’s share

Investors return to active funds

Smaller companies start to underperform

Banks simplify overdraft terms

Flat daily fees for overdrafts becoming common

Warning over pension products

But executives still expect rush of innovation

Mortgage rates continue to drop

Barclays and Virgin latest to cut interest rates

Leeds Building Society, Kingsway, London. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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Leeds axes 10-year bond

‘Unique’ product closed after less than a month


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