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DB Mortgages sets up two-year fixes

DB Mortgages is offering a series of two-year fixed rate mortgages as part of its pilot prior to full launch later this year. The rates range from 4.95 per cent on residential prime to 7.45 per cent on buy to let..


Property price rises forecast to beat inflation

Building society bosses are predicting house price growth will continue to outstrip inflation, confounding forecasts from economists. A BSA survey reveals that the majority of society chief executives believe house price rises will run at 4-5 per cent this year. This is in marked contrast to price predictions published by the BSA in January, which […]

A&L takeover draws closer after suitor confirms interest

French bank Cr裩t Agricole has confirmed it is considering a takeover bid for Alliance & Leicester. In a statement CA says it has not yet made a bid and its interest is only at an early stage.A&L shares surged over the weekend over speculation CA would make a move for its UK counterpart. A&L has […]

HSBC says 20% could save 3k with PTA

HSBC has moved into pension term assurance and says at least 20 per cent of its existing standard policyholders could benefit by switching over. It is the first bank to launch into this sector and will initially offer products on level and decreasing term but only on a single-life plan basis. The product will offer […]


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