The Retirement Strategy data pages are designed to offer a wide ranging view of the current annuity rates being offered from providers including impaired, flexible and asset-backed annuity options. The pages also out current rates into historical context, offer the latest annuity best-buy tables and give a general overview of the type of products each provider currently offers.
Recent residential mortgage-backed securitisation issues are not translating into increased mortgage lending as banks are retaining a significant proportion of the funding, according to industry experts. Following the financial crisis, activity in RMBS markets fell off significantly as investors shied away from investing in bonds backed by mortgages. In the past 18 months, activity has […]
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The FSA has warned UK investors who have paid a total of £75m to a Luxemburg-based life settlement vehicle there is “considerable legal uncertainty” surrounding some of the money invested. The FSA, the Luxemburg regulator and the Central Bank of Ireland are working to unravel investments made to ARM Asset Backed Securities which issued bonds […]
Lacklustre economic growth in the UK will hit employment prospects in the financial services sector, according to Ernst & Young’s ITEM Club. In a report published today, the economic forecasting group says it predicts GDP growth of 0.9 per cent this year and 1.5 per cent next year. It says this weak outlook will have […]
Alex Ralph, manager of the Artemis High Income Fund, sees further pressure on government bonds as inflationary pressures build on both sides of the Atlantic.
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