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..
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 […]
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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 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 […]
By Robin Geffen, Fund Manager & CEO This is a testing time for investors. Over the past year the market has been driven forward by strong fundamental trends underpinned by changes in the real world, but over the past month a more animalistic sentiment has sent shares plunging. As we consider the remainder of the […]
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