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CML revamps home-buyers guide

The Council of Mortgage Lenders is revamping and updating its &#39How to buy a home&#39 booklet, which gives guidance for home-buyers.

The booklet provides information to help first time buyers understand the legal and practical considerations involved in buying a home in England and Wales. The section on mortgages explains the different products available, how interest is calculated and the fees and costs involved in taking out a mortgage.


&#39Third of IFA reception staff unsure of website&#39

More than a third of reception staff at major IFAs do not know theirfirm&#39s website address, according to management consultancy The CustomerContact Company. In a phone survey of 40 national and big regional IFAs, one in 10 did notknow if their company had a website while 25 per cent of those who did knowwere unable […]

IFAs are key, says Duffield

New Star chief executive John Duffield pledged his allegiance to the IFAcommunity last week, saying IFAs would be at the heart of New Star&#39sretail efforts. Speaking at the official launch at the London Planetarium, Duffield saidhe was pleased to be back in the retail fund management market. He said: “The IFA industry is criticised from […]

Friends Prov members vote to demutualise

Friends Provident members have voted by a massive majority in favour of demutualisation. The company will be listed on the LSE on July 9, 2001 after gaining the support of 97 per cent out the 65 per cent of the members who voted.Friends Provident plc is estimated to have a market value of between £3.7 […]

Premier zeros in on growth

Premier Portfolio Managers has introduced the Premier zero preference fund, an open-ended investment company (OEIC).The Oeic is aimed at investors who are looking for capital growth by investing in low risk securities. It will also appeal to those investors looking to defer their capital gains tax allowance.Premier’s Oeic will invest in the zero dividend preference […]


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