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Swift won’t pass on rate rise

The Swift Group will not pass on the rise in the base rate to new borrowers applying for secured loans and will instead absorb the cost.

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Inheritance Tax is being pumped as an important electoral issue that could see Labour win or lose a string of marginal seats in constituencies where the average house price is above the 285,000 threshold.

Great time to sell endowments

There has never been a better time to sell an endowment, figures from the Association of Policy Market Makers reveal. Brian Goldstein, chairman of the APMM, says high demand for traded endowment policies mean consumers could realise top prices.

Destined for growth

There’s no pleasing some people. Just when you thought mortgage lenders were doing everything humanly possible to give borrowers maximum flexibility, along comes a survey that suggests customers want a lot more.

Online option from Mortgage Choice

Mortgage Choice has launched the next phase of its IT programme by offering brokers access to online applications from its 10 lenders.

Europe: why persist with value today?

By Rob Burnett, Neptune’s Head of European Equities The Neptune European Opportunities Fund remains committed to a value bias. We see a broadening array of opportunities in diversified industries at compelling valuations today. The most complicated part of the market is the European banks. We are currently overweight in this sub-sector as many banks are […]

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