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FlexAbility for Mortgage Express

Mortgage Express, the specialist lending arm of Bradford & Bingley, has announced its Horizon mortgage will now be called FlexAbility.

Product development manager Andrew Moss says the new name was chosen as it more accurately represents what the product offers. It has no tie-ins or redemption penalties, a variety of flexible payment options, tax efficient savings option and no MIGs.

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Rates on hold at 4 per cent again

The Bank of England&#39s Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep interest rates at 4 per cent for the 14th month in a row.The move comes despite increasing pressure from employer groups and unions on the Bank to cut rates to stimulate the UK economy.

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The new Sofa director is not short of a few words, which could be explainedby a spell as a market trader in South London when he was younger. Butrather than turn him into a wheeler-dealer type, Jason Butler insists thatworking on a stall helped him learn how to “read” people.Although Butler has two entrepreneurial brothers […]

Investors allowed to keep mini and maxi Isas open

Isa investors who have taken out both mini and maxi Isas in the same taxyear will be permitted to keepboth open under changes to the Isaregulations made by the Inland Revenue.Other changes include allowing investors who have opened an Isa, closed itand subsequently opened another of the same type in one year to maintainthe second. […]

Johnson Fleming is a finalist at UK Pensions Awards 2016

The UK Pensions Awards shine the light on excellence and recognise the advisers, providers and investment managers that offer the highest level of innovation, performance and service to occupational pension schemes and their members. This year’s awards looked at advisers and providers across 31 different categories and were rigorously judged by a panel of senior […]

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