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Artemis Monthly Distribution: Maintaining an optimum yield is the priority

James Foster, manager of the Artemis Monthly Distribution Fund, discusses the delicate balance between too much yield (and attendant risk) and too little.

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Comment: What happened to communication?

The Government wants to speed up the homebuying process but that will not happen until solicitors talk to each other How has your 2016 been so far? I have become more like Victor ‘I don’t believe it!’ Meldrew this year. Time spent chasing things I should not have to be involved in plus outside interference […]


Nottingham launches three fixed rate loans

Nottingham Building Society has launched three 95 per cent LTV fixed rate loans after brokers called for greater choice. The first is fixed for two years at 3.29 per cent with a £199 booking fee and £800 arrangement fee. The second is also fixed for two years, but at 3.59 per cent with no fees. […]


Coutts cuts 10-year fix by 100bps

Coutts has cut rates on its residential and buy-to-let range by up to 100 basis points. A statement from the lender says it has made the reductions to “ensure competition with the market”. For residential mortgages, Coutts is cutting rates on is two-year base rate tracker by 20bps to 1.74 per cent. The lender’s two-year […]


Comment: Opportunity is a cut above

It makes perfect sense for advisers to make the best of a cut to the Bank base rate in a highly competitive market Cuts to Bank base rate have been as rare as hen’s teeth over the past seven-and-a-half years, and given that the Monetary Policy Committee has provided the mortgage market with this recent […]


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