Abbey has pulled the last 100 per cent mortgage deal from the market. A spokesman says: “This is normal given the current market conditions and is in line with recent moves by other lenders.”
Advisers have warned life offices against using a “broad brush” approach to promote the benefits of bonds over mutual funds for self-preservation purposes following the capital gains tax changes.Accountants Financial Services managing director Paul Scarff says there is a flaw in the assumptions used by Standard Life head of savings and investment Ian McLeod, writing […]
The number of best advice systems has increased considerably over recent years.
I have been quick to criticise the doom-mongers in the past who have been talking the mortgage market down and negatively affecting overall consumer confidence.
Seven Investment Management believes the introduction of its asset-allocated passive funds of funds is part of a Darwinian evolution of the multi-manager concept.
Paul Casson, manager of the Artemis Pan-European Absolute Return Fund, explains why he likes Irish housebuilders but is shorting banks – and how one Spanish TV company is going against media trends. Click here to read more
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Aviva has triggered a five day platform blackout as it moves to new technology. The platform will be unavailable from 6pm on Wednesday 17 January through to Monday 22 January while the provider manages its transition onto an updated system run by technology provider FNZ. The downtime will affect Aviva’s investment platform only, but other adviser […]
JLM Mortgage Services has launched the first stage of its new ‘robo advice’ service. The mortgage and protection network claims it is the first network to launch such a tool to its members. The Virtual Adviser will allow member brokers to offer an online service to residential and buy-to-let customers. This service will offer an […]
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