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Capped sub-prime deal

Kensington has launched a three-year capped rate sub-prime product . It is available across Kensington’s standard product range with rates starting as low as 5.60%. Keith Street, director of sales, says: “This is ideal for a market seeing fluctuating interest rates. Customers’ payments cannot go higher than the agreed capped rates.”

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Pink launches fixed rate B2L products

Pink Home Loans has launched a shared exclusive fixed rate buy to let product range in association with Mortgage Trust, which offers initial pay rates from 4.55% fixed until January 31 2009.The 4.89% fixed until January 31 2008 offers a competitive low rate, a reduced arrangement fee and the rental income is calculated using the […]

5,000 Advisers have taken CeRGI

The Institute of Financial Services says 5,000 advisers have now taken its Certificate in Regulated General Insurance. The single-module qualification is modelled around the IFS’s CeMAP exam. The regulation of GI activities requires that employers have in place suitable competence and training arrangements for those carrying out regulated activities. Mark Roberts, head of faculty financial […]

Trusts: Easier than you think?

Protection providers often extol the benefits of placing plans in trust. The advantages for clients are widely recognised and numerous – inheritance tax mitigation, avoiding probate delay, controlling claim proceeds, and so the long, familiar list continues. Yet, dismissed as unnecessary form-filling, or simply viewed as irrelevant in the context of a mortgage sale, less […]

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