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BTL discount from Exclusive

Packager Exclusive Connections is launching a new buy-to-let mortgage in connection with Mortgage Express.

The loan is set at 4.99 per cent, which is the Bank of England Base Rate of 4 per cent plus 1.75 per cent but with a 0.76 per cent discount for the first year.

The minimum loan is £25,001 and the maximum is £1,000,000 and the product is open to applicants 25 to 75 years of age.

Gross monthly rental income must be at least 130 per cent of the monthly mortgage payments with minimum income for a single applicant £20,000 and £30,000 for joint applicants.


Standard says S2P is &#39great Government giveaway&#39

Standard Life is calling the new state second pension the Great Government Giveaway, saying its terms are so generous it is a bonanza for “doctors&#39 wives”.The loophole enabling professionals to claim a pension for their spouse was available under Serps but benefits would only amount to a few hundred pounds. S2P bumps up those benefits […]

C&G updates fixed rate range

C&G is updating its range of fixed rate mortgages with rates for new and remortgage customers as low as 4.99 per cent.The product can be fixed from one to seven years, with rates starting at 4.99 and increasing to 5.89 per cent. For mortgages with a loan to value of over 90 per cent, 0.3 […]

CP121 in action

The FSA&#39s proposals on polarisation are happily in operation in Reigate.Indeed, they have been operating for six or seven years successfully, efficiently and very productively.We do exactly as described, working on fixed fees, specified hourly charge rates, remunerating commissions into the fee account or back into the product where commission exceeds fees.We are a successful […]

Standard Life pays off 1% of loan capital every two years

Standard Life Bank is offering a capital reward mortgage which promises to pay 1 per cent of a customer&#39s outstanding capital every two years for the full term.The product has a current standard variable rate of 5 per cent for loans to value of up to 90 per cent, rising to 5.2 per cent on […]

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Guide: how to… communicate with your pension members

Effective communication of your pension scheme is a large part of getting auto-enrolment right. Delivering the same message to all employees is not necessarily the way to go. To assist you with the communication of your pension scheme, we have provided some key areas to think about, such as:

  • What to consider when segmenting your workforce
  • How to communicate to pension scheme members at the right time in their member lifecycle
  • What topics you should be discussing with your pension members
  • The new pension freedoms and the importance of communicating them


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