Fortis Private Banking has signed a deal with Standard & Poor’s to supply clients with its fund research, looking at analysis and ratings of 2,200 funds across equity, fixed income and alternatives.
Royal Liver and Royal London have denied that a website link is evidence they are close to a merger.Royal Liver’s website is at royal-liver.com but Money Marketing has discovered this week that another website – royalliver.com – redirects users straight to the Royal London group home page.Royal Liver says it is aware of the problem […]
New Star has opened its international property fund to retail investors.The fund will offer a 1 per cent discount on the initial charge for all lump sum investments during the offer period of May 14 to June 4, with a fixed price of 50 pence per unit during the retail offer period, priced daily after […]
Flicking through Money Marketing recently, I was surprised to find what I thought was an article on tennis. It involved a company called Baseline Capital.
BM Solutions has introduced capped rates to its mainstream and self-cert ranges.The launch follows BM’s recent move to introduce capped rates to its Buy to Let range.In the mainstream range is a two year product tracking the Bank of England base rate at minus 0.16 per cent, capped at 6.09 per cent. Self cert products […]
A recent survey of employers, carried out by Jelf Employee Benefits, suggests that many employers intend to utilise the new Fit for Work service in some form as an absence management tool.
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