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Brokers don’t expect to pay World Cup penalty

Over half of Mortgage Strategy Online readers last week voted that the World Cup would have no effect on their business. Just 43% thought it would. Whether hunting for mortgages and houses wins out over flat screen TVs and booze, only time will tell.

This week Mortgage Strategy asks: “Do you feel confident about Home Information Packs now that the government has set the regulations in stone?”

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Principia links with charity

Broker Principia Mortgages is partnering with HIV and AIDS charity Crusaid, donating 10% of all business generated from the marketing of the partnership to the charity. The partnership with Principia, which specialises in offering financial advise to gay people, is Crusaid’s first. The aim of the venture is to raise money for Crusaid while promoting […]

Good start to 2006 for RBS

The Royal Bank of Scotland says its first half results for 2006 are positive, with a boost in retail markets from consumers’ move away from unsecured loans to savings and investments.

Blemain Finance launches second charge product

Blemain Finance has launched a product for second charge cases where consent has been declined from prime and sub-prime first charge lenders.Typically consent is declined by first charge lenders if there are mortgage arrears or if the client has not had the mortgage for six months or more.Loan terms of between three to 25 years […]

Neptune Global Income: Is Japan the best dividend market in the world?

By George Boyd-Bowman, Fund Manager at Neptune The Neptune Global Income Fund seeks exposure to the very best – and often overlooked – income opportunities from across the world. Unconstrained by benchmarks, the fund currently has 24 per cent invested in Japan, differentiating the high conviction portfolio from many of its peers. Watch Neptune Fund […]

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