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Bristol & West added to APS lender panel

APS Europe mortgage club has added Bristol & West to its panel bringing the number of lenders on board to 36.

B&W&#39s portfolio of products includes is five-year fixed rate flexible, buy-to-let, self-certification and adverse credit mortgages.


Nationwide offer lowest ever fixed rates

Nationwide Building Society has announced new rates for its fixed rates mortgages. A two year fix starts at 4.29 per cent, a 3 year fix at 4.69 per cent and a 5 year fixed rate is available from 4.84 per cent. The new rates, which the building society says are the lowest fixed rates it […]

Newcastle offers five-star bond

Newcastle Building Society is offering a capital guaranteed bond deposit account linked to the performance of five externally managed funds.The guaranteed five-star bond gives investors 80 per cent of the average growth of all five funds but with the safety net of returning the initial investment even if the funds&#39 performance is negative.The five funds […]

Actuarial appointment at Exeter FS

Exeter Friendly Society has announced the appointment of Michael Dunford as actuary and chief underwriter.Dunford&#39s role will focus on actuarial work for Exeter&#39s range of private medical insurance products. He joins from Liverpool Victoria where he was assistant actuary at Permanent Insurance until it was absorbed into the friendly society.It has also appointed Sarah Pyne […]

Lower buy-to-let returns in London than rest of country

The rate of return expected on a buy-to-let investment in central London is 5.6 per cent, compared with 6.1 per cent in the rest of the south east and 7 per cent across the rest of the country. These figures come from a new quarterly survey of buy-to-let by the Association of Residential Letting Agents […]


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Jeremy Pearson is Technical Support Manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. Many parents value the standard of education offered by […]


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