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BM Solutions launches online sales tool

Specialist lender BM Solutions has launched a range of sales tools on its intermediary online service, BM Solutions Online. The tools include affordability calculators, covering buy-to-let and flexible repayments helping brokers maximise sales. Personal illustrations reveal bottom line savings for clients and users are guided through the facility at every stage.


Confusion as MVR is included in projections

Leading IFAs are calling for the FSA to tighten the rules on themethods used by providers to calculate mortgage endowment statements,claiming the current array of methods are resulting in consumerconfusion.Informed Choice managing director Nick Bamford is warning that someproduct providers such as Standard Life are reducing the value ofclients&#39 policies by applying a market value […]

&#3923% of people are set to remortgage&#39

Fierce competition is shaking up the mortgage market and almost onein four UK borrowers are considering switching their loan in the next12 months, says lender Alliance & Leicester.Its latest quarterly moving-improving index of 2,000 adults aims togauge how people feel about their current mortgage. It found that 23per cent are thinking of remortgaging in the […]

Bond choice

I have just been made redundant. I understand the stockmarket may bounce back but I need to maintain the capital value of my money. Bond investments seem appropriate for my needs. Which bonds should I consider and why? There are many types of bond available, including UK Government securities, gilts, other government bonds and corporate […]

Fund firms press pharms to boost developing world

A coalition of major fund management groups is warning pharmaceuticalcompanies that unless they boost access to urgently needed medicinesin developing nations they will face a damaging backlash.The fund firms, which include Isis, Schroders and Jupiter, havewritten to 20 leading pharmaceutical firms urging them to be moreproactive in their efforts to combat Aids and other diseases […]

The savvy consumer

In last year’s FCA thematic review of the mortgage market, one of the key things highlighted was the “savvy consumer”. That’s the client who comes in the door with a very clear idea of what they need and expect you to get them it. They don’t think they need advice, they have after all consulted […]


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