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E*Trade announces partnership

E*Trade UK has announced a partnership with software specialists Consort Securities Systems in the run up to the launch of its on-line investment service.

Consort will provide the front and back office systems to support the service, including its securities dealing service (SDS) and will be responsible for developing the infrastructure, which allows clients to directly contact the market.

E*Trade UK, which is currently awaiting FSA approval, says its service will provide investors with an instantaneous share dealing process, which will allow automatic settlement of cash against the stock purchased.


A&L revamps mortgage range

Alliance & Leicester is completely revamping its mortgage range with several exclusively available through intermediaries.The new two-year mortgage rate followed by a 3-year cap will only be available through IFAs.It will offer a rate of 5.05 per cent (5.30 APR) followed by a cap of 6.50 per cent. The mortgage offers reduced initial payments, no […]

Fidelity reveals Isa range

Fidelity Investments has revealed details of its Isa product range.It will include investment and cash components and be available on both a mini and maxi basis.The range includes all the funds currently available through its Pep plus its Japan Special Situations and Managed International funds, giving a total of 28 funds.The fund manager says it […]

Time for a new approach to asset allocation

Trevor Greetham, RLAM’s head of multi asset, introduces the recentlylaunched RL GMAPs. Asset allocation has become an increasingly difficult challenge for investors and advisers in the years since the financial crisis. Sometimes violent price swings in stock and commodity markets coupled with the collapse in the rate of interest on bonds have made it harder […]


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