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Free loan cover from Leeds & Holbeck

Leeds & Holbeck is offering free mortgage payment protection insurance on all new mortgages this week.

The insurance is provided by Norwich Union and provides cover for mortgage payments against sickness, accident, unemployment or hospitalisation.

The offer is for £154.14 worth of cover over six months on a 20 year £60,000 capital and interest mortgage at its standard variable rate. The cover is normally available at £5.50 per £100 of mortgage payments.


Cyclical approach for iShares

iShares has introduced the fourth and last of its new range of funds with the creation of the iBloomberg European cyclicals fund.The fund will track the iBloomberg European investible cyclicals index and is an exchange traded fund that is designed for experienced investors looking for growth.The index includes companies that are involved in areas such […]

Inside EDGE

The last few weeks have seen the media spotlight turn once again onwith-profits. Among the various discussion points, including orphan assets,free-asset ratios and transparency, much attention has focused on themarket value adjuster. Here is another area where there is significant potential for the conceptof with-profits to be misunderstood by investors and commentators alike. It is […]

Exclusive offering 105% LTV on loan

Mortgage packaging network Exclusive Connections is introducing a mortgageoffering 105 per cent loan to valuation. The product, which is funded by Mortgage Express, is based on a currentpayable rate of 6.25 per cent with a 1 per cent discount for two years. The loan is subject to income multiples of 3.25 per cent or 2.5 […]

Clerical urges IFAs to move into wealth sector

Clerical Medical is urging IFAs to seize the opportunity to move in towealth management before high-street banks sew up the market. The life office believes wealth management represents a massiveopportunity for IFAs, as they have the right skills to provide a valuableservice to their clients. But Clerical says advisers must get in on the act […]

Bonds in 2017: Stick or twist?

Royal London Asset Management Bond Fund Managers Paola Binns and Craig Inches look at why short duration could be a key tactic for fixed income investors during 2017. Read the full article here The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors […]


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