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AMI guidance on equity release

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has published detailed guidance notes for brokers about advising on and arranging equity release deals.

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Beacon Homeloans boosts residential mortgage range

Beacon Homeloans has enhanced its residential mortgage range with best buy rates and expanded lending criteria.It says the discount available on its two-year discount mortgage has also increased from 1.50% to 1.30%.Additionally, Beacon Homeloans has enhanced the criteria on several products within its mortgage offering to make its deals more accessible to a wider range […]

Tories raise fears about economic outlook

Senior Conservative Party ministers have expressed concern about Britain’s economic outlook following publication of new statistics showing that prices are outstripping earnings while the jobs market is stagnating.Shadow chancellor George Osborne says: “This is yet more evidence that people’s earnings are failing to keep up with the rising cost of living. “Gordon Brown tries to […]

Green joins Advantage

Sara Green has joined Advantage as divisional sales manager to manage and develop packager business in southern England. She will report to business development director Jeremy Duncombe.

Base rate increase necessary, says Ernst & Young

The increase in the base rate was needed to bring inflation in line with the Bank of England’s 2% target, says Ernst & Young.The accountancy firm says the change was also necessary to temper the expansion in economy.A spokesman adds: There has been a healthy debate within the Monetary Policy Committee and elsewhere about the […]

Identifying best-in-class UK stocks — Mark Martin, Neptune UK Opportunities Fund

FE Alpha Manager Mark Martin assumed management of the multi-cap UK Opportunities Fund at the beginning of February. As manager of the highly regarded UK Mid Cap Fund, Martin has begun restructuring the new portfolio to focus on our very best UK stock ideas from across the FTSE All-Share Index. In this video, update Martin addresses:

– Themes informing the UK Opportunities Fund
– The multi-cap structure of the fund
– UK equity valuations

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