View more on these topics

B&W launches three-year self-cert deals

Bristol & West Mortgages has launched two three-year fixed self-certification mortgages, available up to 85% and 90% LTV.

The mortgages can be obtained at a rate of 5.49% up to 85% LTV and 5.79% up to 90% LTV. The deals come with 1% customer cashback – just in time for any refurbishments brokers&#39 clients may have planned or to cover the cost of legal fees.

Bob Stanworth, senior product manager at B&W, says: “The fixed rates offered are highly competitive and with the cashback being paid direct to the solicitor with the advance, it should help assist with the fees associated with home buying.”


The Money Centre to hold property investment seminar

Buy-to-let specialist The Money Centre has announced its first property investment seminar in association with Blue Property Group, the property management and property investment specialist. The event will give people the opportunity to benefit from free guidance from The Money Centre&#39s experienced consultants, discuss financial strategies and refinance existing portfolios. Blue will be offering opportunities […]

Enterprise moves to raise profile

Enterprise Homeloans, the exclusive non-conforming mortgage packager for Zurich, has appointed Paradigm Consulting to manage its marketing and public relations. Michael Clapper, chief executive of Enterprise, says: “We are turning our attention to the optimum presentation of our service to customers. Appointing Paradigm gives an extra strategic dimension to our offering while ensuring our management […]

FSA expecting peak in applications in run-up to April 30

The FSA says it is expecting another peak in application levels in the run-up to April 30 – the date by which applications have to be submitted for a firm to be certain it will be processed by October 31. The FSA says it will make every effort to ensure that application packs received after […]

Spanish homes from Time in the Sun

Buying a property in Spain will never be the same again following the launch of Time in the Sun &#45 the UK&#39s biggest, fee-free independent selection of Spanish homes available to buy over the internet. Boasting around 4,000 homes ranging from Euro100,000 to palatial properties at Euro3m plus, UK buyers will now be able to […]

The curse of long-term cash

Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, reveals why clients should be seriously concerned when short-term holdings of cash turn into a long-term investment. There is nothing wrong with holding wealth in the form of cash on a short-term basis. For many people capital stability is important and access to ready cash […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up