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First National offering loans to aid credit-impaired

First National Mortgage Company is setting up a range of sub-prime mortgage products aimed at the IFA market.

FNMC, the new trading name for HMC, says the Fresh Start range aims to provide a better deal for those with credit problems.

The range is aimed at homebuyers with an adverse credit history or who have had difficulty proving their creditworthiness.

FNMC has expanded the range to include four products offering the chance for borrowers to automatically move to a standard variable rate mortgage within three years.


Investec Asset Management – Wireless World Fund

Monday, 16th October 2000.Type: Ucits.Aim: Growth by investing in mobile access to the Internet.Minimum investment: A shares – $3,000, B shares – $250,000.Investment split: 46 per cent US, 11 per cent Sweden, 10 per cent UK, 9 per cent Israel, 8 per cent France, 6 per cent Finland, 4 per cent China, 3 per cent […]

Market Harborough Building Society – 4.49 Per Cent Fixed

Tuesday, 17th October 2000.Fixed term: Two years.Fixed rate: 4.49 per cent. Minimum loan: £5,000.Maximum loan: Up to 90 per cent of valuation subject to a maximum of £350,000.Income multiples: Up to 75 per cent of valuation – 3.25 times principal income plus second or 2.75 times joint, up to 90 per cent of valuation – […]

Relief roads

Many businesses and farms have borrowings and it is important to be aware of how business property relief and agricultural property relief operate in these circumstances.For business property relief, the key determinant as to whether one applies the relief to the value of the property before or after deducting the outstanding loan is the purpose […]

Throwing down the gauntlet

IFAs are applauding plans by Standard Life to slash pension charges, saying the gauntlet has now been laid down to other providers.Standard made headlines last month by announcing cuts to charges on individual and group plans by 0.6 per cent to 0.8 per cent from the existing 1.4 per cent annual management charge.Since the announcement, […]

Creating opportunity out of change

By Denise Wond, marketing manager The buy-to-let market has recently been the subject of a raft of tax changes, all of which make it a less profitable and less appealing proposition for investors. In response, we’ve seen a dip in demand for BTL mortgages and that’s bad news for many advisers who will now be looking […]


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