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Cheltenham & Gloucester launches secure internet mortgage system

Cheltenham & Gloucester is launching a secure internet mortgage application system.

The system has a special encryption mechanism making it one of the most secure systems outside of those used by the US Government.

Having received the secure application, C&G aim to provide a mortgage offer within 14 days of the initial internet enquiry.

C&G&#39s marketing general manager Chris Steele says: &#34Security was obviously our key concern and this system is totally safe.&#34


Edinburgh Java Trusts outperforms benchmark

Edinburgh Fund Managers has posted six month results for its Edinburgh Java Investment Trust.The trust which invests specifically in Indonesia, out performed its benchmark by 4.7 per cent over the six months to June 30.The share price leapt by 61 per cent to 12.5p from 7.75p per share over the period.Java&#39s net asset value increased […]

Zurich Financial Services chief wins award

Zurich Financial Services chief executive officer Sandy Leitch has won the Business In The Community&#39s &#39Prince of Wales Ambassador Award&#39.Leitch picked up the award for his work for charity. It is in recognition of his outstanding leadership and commitment to corporate social responsibility.He was presented the award by Prince Charles.Leitch says: &#34I believe passionately that […]

Treasury to clamp down on lenders

The Treasury is set to clamp down on extended redemption penalties and lenders which do pass on the benefits of base rate cuts to their customers.The Government department has issued a strongly worded discussion document which lenders and IFAs believe to be a clear indication that the decision to bring mortgages under the remit of […]

IFA to be winners in Scottish Equitable marketing campaign

Scottish Equitable is giving away top of the range Pentium II PC notebook&#39s in a competition to mark its marketing campaign for group pension technology.The campaign highlights the time that could be saved by utilising its latest technology, which includes its SmartScheme CD-Rom.The competition requires IFAs to collect eight CD icons from within the SmartScheme […]

Martin Foden discusses how convenience is affecting the construction of fixed income portfolios

In this short video, Martin Foden, head of credit research at Royal London Asset Management, discusses how convenience is affecting the construction of fixed income portfolios. Watch the video in full The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors may not […]


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