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UCB Home Loans increases fixed rates

UCB Home Loans, the specialist lender of Nationwide, is increasing its fixed mortgage interest rates by 0.20% to reflect recent movements in the money markets. The new rates are available from July 1 2004.

A self-certification two-year fixed rate is offered at 5.99%, a self-cert three-year fixed rate is available at 6.09% and a self-cert five-year fixed rate comes at 6.19%.

A buy-to-let two-year fixed rate is also available at 6.19% along with a buy-to-let five-year fixed rate at 6.39%.


Saffron Walden Herts & Essex help bridge the gap

Saffron Walden Herts & Essex has donated £10,000 towards the construction of a suspension bridge across the River Stort at Harlow Outdoors. It has been built especially for Active Works which organises outdoor activities for young people with disabilities. Malcolm Ferris Lay, chairman of Active Works, says: “The bridge has been designed to enable young […]

Homeowners could save over £7bn on MPPI, says Goodfellows

The full accident, sickness and unemployment package costs £3.95 per £100 of monthly benefit. One of the key features of the cover is the three months&#39 free cover to all policy holders. Simon Burgess, managing director of Goodfellows, says: “Mortgage borrowers should not feel obliged to take out their lender&#39s mortgage protection cover. By spending […]

C&G to hike interest rates

The rates payable on all C&G variable rate accounts will increase. Most accounts will increase by 0.25%, the exceptions being Direct Transfer and Direct 30, which will increase by 0.15%. C&G&#39s bonus tracker, which guarantees to track the Bank of England base rate until January 2008 will increase by 0.25% to 4.95% per year gross […]

Bad management costing financial companies their reputation

Research results released yesterday by Vignette, a provider of information management and delivery solutions, show that IFAs believe poor organisation and bad management of customer documents is costing financial service providers their reputation. The independent survey of IFAs revealed that almost one fifth (17%) of financial services companies regularly lose customer documentation, with 58% of […]


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