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Nottingham broker wins iPad in Precise draw

Adam Roberts of Southside Mortgages in Nottingham has won an iPad in Precise Mortgages’ registration draw. Other prizes available to brokers who registered included holiday vouchers.



HSBC launches 2.19% tracker

HSBC has launched a tracker mortgage, which tracks at 1.69% above the Bank of England base rate – currently 2.19% and has a booking fee of £99. 


Easy to avoid being a data theft victim

Website WikiLeaks caused an uproar recently by making . thousands of pages of classified information pertaining to the war in Afghanistan available for all to see. A lot of this appears to have been classified top secret for good reason. Could the website have got it all from a single leak?There have been suggestions that […]

A shiny new logo is not enough to offer effective regulation

Can I have the job of designing the new financial services regulator’s logo please? I reckon it’s got to be worth £1m at least. And will the new organisation be in the same building too? OK, so let’s get this straight – same staff, same desks, new name. Of course, I hope it doesn’t end […]


Indices are fine but surveyors are best

There are a variety of house price indicators in the market so when consulting them it’s important to understand how they are constructed, as well as the data on which they are based. For example, high profile lender indices are based on a subset of agreed prices or mortgage offer prices that the lenders concerned […]

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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