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Franchise plan extended

Mortgage Options is extending its package for brokers thinking of going it alone. The mortgage shop franchise package provides the opportunity to have day to day responsibility while working within an established business environment.

Greenspan to go

Alan Greenspan, chairman of the US Federal Reserve and once described as “the greatest central banker who ever lived”, is to be replaced in January by former Fed governor Ben Bernanke.


Buy-to-let yields rise in South-East and London

Paragons October buy-to-let Index shows yields have risen in the South-East by 0.8% and in Greater London by 0.1%. Out of the 10 regions, the South-East and Greater London have consistently displayed the lowest yields due to higher property prices, yet yields have risen in both regions this month on the back of higher rental […]

FSA had solid foundation to build on

The fact that the industry has made a pretty good start to life under the Financial Services Authority is in some measure a tribute to the work done by the MCCB, says Brad Baker

BDMs are alive, well and valued at Bristol & West

From Dierdre McManus I read Monty Burn’s article in Mortgage Strategy last week (October 24) and would like to reassure him the business development manager is not a dying breed here at Bristol & West. I have a team of over 40 bdms giving national support to intermediaries and our business is a firm believer […]

Get a sartorial health check

As revealed in last week’s Mortgage Strategy, image consultant Dress2kill will be attending the Mortgage Business Expo at London’s Earl Court on November 16 and 17. Visitors to the Expo will be able to pay the style gurus a visit and get the prognosis on their fashion health. If your suits are flatlining, the guys […]

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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