Openwork is offering two exclusive fixed rate Halifax products for remortgage and purchase customers. For buyers with a 10% deposit, the two-year fixed rate mortgages offer a rate of 5.79% with a £1,499 fee, or 5.99% with a £999 fee.
Just Retirement has attributed its 20% boost in equity release sales to other providers pulling out of the sector. Its six-month group sales rose by 11% year-on-year to £495m in the final six months of 2010, partially driven by a 20% increase in equity release sales. For the six months to the end of 2010 […]
Monday January 31 say the experts was the happiest day of 2011. How are your clients feeling right now? Reading the output from the World Economic Forum in Davos certainly cheered up my Monday. Bob Diamond, chief executive of Barclays, said the message from 40 plus banks that met with finance ministers was one of […]
January has been and gone as will most of February by the time you read this. The slightly scary thought is that be you a lender, intermediary or supplier, there are only 10 equivalent periods left to achieve aspirations for 2011. If they all fly by like January, we will be planning for 2012 in […]
The sooner we see more banks return to profit the sooner we will see lenders offering more niche mortgages. So Santander’s announcement of a £1.7bn profit for 2010 was good news. Kensington has returned to the buy-to-let scene offering 85% mortgages. Clearly it thinks there is money to be made from this type of mortgage. […]
By Mark Martin, Manager of Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund
Rapid economic and income growth is leading to a dramatic shift in diet towards protein products right around the globe. UK companies such as Genus, the world’s largest livestock breeder, are benefiting from this increasing demand. Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses this investment theme.
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