07.30.14

‘High-end’ Beaverton brewpub set for October open


Kevin Brannon stands in the Central Beaverton building that will soon become Brannon#039;s Pub and Brewery. The pub will open in late fall of this year. (Beaverton Valley Times/Lacey Jacoby)

BEAVERTON, Ore. (The Tribune) — Brewpub restaurants come in all shapes, sizes and styles in the Portland metro area, from super casual holes-in-the-wall to more stylish, family-oriented emporiums.

When pondering a microbrew-fueled restaurant for Central Beaverton, Kevin Brannon decided less-is-more was not the way to go.

“The less risky approach is a smaller place with picnic tables, but we thought...

07.29.14

MH17 crash victim Cameron Dalziel ‘had credit cards stolen’

Cameron Dalziel, a 43-year-old helicopter rescue pilot, is understood to have been living in South Africa but travelling on a British passport.

A Ukrainian government official claimed credit cards and other valuable possessions had been stolen from victims after the crash and were being used, The Sun reports. A spokesperson for Ukraines National Security Council told the newspaper: According to our information, terrorists are using credit cards of the victims.

Mr Dalziels brother-in-law Shane Hattingh said: Weve been told some of his cards were stolen. After all weve been through – to do this to the families is so cruel. It is leaving some struggling for money. This really...

07.29.14

FCA regulation opens secured market for advisers

After coming under the Financial Conduct Authoritys responsibility in April, the secured loans sector is being touted as another option advisers should consider with clients worried about the impact of potential interest rate rises on their mortgages.

On 1 April, the Office of Fair Trading handed over responsibility for secured loans to the FCA, boosting the sectors reputation and encouraging several reputable mortgage lenders to move in.

Darrell Walker, head of intermediary at Freedom Finance offshoot The Lending Wizard, said: Now were all under the same umbrella, this proves our proposition is fit for purpose, and any mortgage adviser now has got to consider a second charge...

07.29.14

R699-ers head to court for car justice

His name is Johannes Ignatius Bartosch, and hes the R699 man.

Hes been chosen by attorney Duncan Heuer of Port Elizabeth law firm Pieterse, Cary, Finlaison Inc, as the person to represent all Satinsky clients in a notice of motion the firms legal counsel will take to the Port Elizabeth High Court tomorrow to have a class action brought against Satinsky and the banks.

Heuer told Consumer Watch that he would ask the court to certify other affected Satinsky clients around the country as a class, meaning that any ruling could apply to all of them, should they choose it to.

The most pressing application would be for an interdict to stop the banks...

07.29.14

Reverse mortgages are becoming a financial planning tool