Fixed-rate mortgages have fallen to their lowest levels since April 2007, according to Moneysupermarket.com, with the average rate for a two-year fix 4.62 per cent.
Fixed rate mortgages have fallen to their lowest levels since April 2007, according to moneysupermarket.com.
IFA firm Lowes Financial Management is in talks with CitiFirst about launching a fund that invests in secondary market structured products. When a client wants to surrender a structured product mid-term, the price can be low as it is inconvenient for banks and providers to buy back the investment. Managing director Ian Lowes believes that […]
LGT Capital Partners is to launch a Ucits version of its crown managed futures fund.
The Pension Policy Institute (PPI)’s recent report “Value for money in DC pensions” tries to identify factors by which people can assess whether their pension offers fair value for money (VFM). Fiona Tait provides an overview of the findings. Positive Outcomes It is extremely hard to assess VFM in a pension. Press activity naturally focuses […]
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