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FSA fines Merrill Lynch International

The Financial Services Authority has fined Merrill Lynch International £150,000 for failing to accurately report certain transactions.

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GE Life has lowered its lifetime mortgage interest rate from 6.09% to 5.95%, as well as reinstating its 250 cashback facility.

It’s time to ask if the FSA provides value for money

Name and address supplied I have just spent £400 for my accountant to prepare the figures for the half-yearly RMAR for the Financial Services Authority. Once he had compiled the figures I spent a day preparing the rest of the information. I accept the FSA requires certain information but insisting that small firms supply this […]

Bad news is not as bad as it seems

On the face of it, recent headlines have not been good news for the mortgage market. The announcement of a base rate rise on one day and barely 24 hours later indicators showing rising repossessions are not the stuff of mortgage industry dreams.

edeus pre-registration goes live

edeus pre-registration is now live and introducers that pre-register now will get an additional 75 proc fee on every case submitted from launch to December 31. Established by a team of experts and 100% dedicated to intermediaries, edeus is planning to shake up the market with a comprehensive specialist product range including sub-prime, buy-to-let and […]

Five ways to invest in the connected world

Smart utility metering; fitness trackers; connected cars; smart factories; precision agriculture: the internet of things encompasses myriad applications. But how do you gain exposure – and profit – from this growing trend, asks Neptune fund manager & CTO Ali Unwin. Read more: Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating […]

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