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B2L fix from Coventry

Coventry has launched its Flexx fixed buy-to-let mortgage. The rate is fixed at 4.99% until September 30 2009 with no early redemption charges and free valuation.

David Stewart, operations director at Coventry,

says: “This offer is a win win for landlords – a low interest rate, no early repayment charges and the flexibility to make unlimited overpayments.”

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Infographic — health cash plans 2014

Health Shield has strengthened its position in the cash plan market, according to the latest Laing & Buisson report, increasing its market share by income from £27m in 2012 to £29m in 2013. The Health Cover UK Market Report 2014 revealed that the non-profit-making Friendly Society was the only provider in the top four to have increased its market share by income over the past year. Health Shield was also the only cash plan provider in the top four to have increased its market share by income every year for the previous five years. This infographic presents the figures.

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