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Gartmore says it is considering flotation but has played down rumours that a move is imminent. US insurer Nationwide bought Gartmore from NatWest in 2000 and is believed to be looking for an exit to realise its 1bn investment.

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Two-thirds of buy-to-let mortgage intermediaries believe allowing residential property in Sipps will boost the market, according to Mortgage Trust. Its September BTL intermediary forecast shows 65 per cent expect A-Day to strengthen the sector, leading to an average uplift in business volumes of 10.6 per cent. But 35 per cent believe the potential effect has […]

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Net asset value of the Murray Income trust has risen 23.6 per cent this year, ahead of the FTSE All-Share which rose by18.7 per cent.

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