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UCB Home Loans increases variable rates

UCB Home Loans is to increase its variable rates by 0.25% for both new and existing borrowers from September 1 2006 following changes to the Bank of England Base Rate.

Its flexible variable rate is now 7.04%, its investment flexible variable rate is now 7.04%, its loyalty variable rate is 6.64% and its self-cert variable rate is 7.64%.

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BOS make changes to remortgage range

Bank of Scotland Mortgages has introduced seven new products to its remortgage range.The changes include, atwo-year tracker at 4.89% for loans up to 500,000. This product has no arrangement fee.A 4.69% two-year tracker with a 499 arrangement fee has also been introduced. This product is available for loans up to 500,000. A 4.44% two-year tracker […]

GE lowers rate

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

Broker in party mood

Debbie J Boyes Professional Mortgage Advisors was in a party mood last week, celebrating its second birthday and the launch of The Argentum Club. The club is open to anyone who wants to benefit from the company’s advice and special offers including discount vouchers, insurance advice and magazines. The firm says the essential element of […]

Chris Bevan joins Colbalt Capital

Chris Bevan has joined Cobalt Capital as group business development manager, heading up the companies business development unit.Bevan previously worked at John Charcol for over seven years and was instrumental in setting up its Canary Wharf office five years ago, as well as helping to build relationships with several key corporate introducers. Most recently, Bevan […]

Why prevention is better than cure

Quoting the famous adage, prevention is better than cure; there are many proactive benefits that can improve wellness in the workplace, decrease stress, increase staff morale and reduce absenteeism, as well as attracting and retaining employees of a higher standard. With a recent study showing that employees in Britain are working below peak productivity, preventative benefits can ensure you address potential health issues or causes of stress at their source and ensure productivity in the workplace remains at an optimum level. With this in mind, how are you using preventative benefits to help keep your workforce happy and healthy?

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