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BM Solutions launches self-cert range

BM Solutions today launches a range of self-cert products.

The range offers a variety of deals, including competitive rates, cash backs and remortgage products. It includes a two year tracker at 5.09%, a five year tracker at 5.09% and 1,000 cashback, and a remortgage at 5.35% fixed until March 1 2007 with refunded valuation and free remortgage service.

All of the rates are available at 85% LTV.

Martin Reynolds, head of sales at BM Solutions, says: “These strong additions to the range provide brokers with a well rounded self-cert offering. Brokers can now secure products with up to 90% LTV directly from bmsolutions.co.uk. Teamed with a five star level of service, BM Solutions offers brokers the necessary support to provide the complete broker service to their clients.”

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This year threatens to be a challenging one for UK dividend hunters. Last year saw an all-time record amount paid out in UK dividends — some £97.4bn, according to research from Capita Dividend Monitor. Yet as Capita also pointed out, out the biggest single factor driving the growth in the fourth quarter of last year was easy to identify: the rising US dollar. 

In our view, this trend is much more than simply a one-quarter phenomenon. It is actually the most profound issue to get right as a UK equity income investor in 2015. We believe that the US dollar will continue to strengthen significantly from its current level. This is due more to the US economy’s demonstrable de-coupling from the rest of the world than to a view on the UK. The US has a strong chance of tightening monetary conditions this year without jeopardising growth or de-stabilising its housing market. The same can unfortunately not be said about the UK.

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