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Freedom Finance puts Snowdon on top

Wilmslow based mortgage and loans broker Freedom Finance has appointed Colin Snowdon, currently managing director of specialist lender Verso, as MD of its new Freedom mortgage subsidiary. Snowdon takes up the post in January when the merger between Verso and fellow Britannia Building Society subsidiary Platform Home Loans is completed. Freedom brokered secured and unsecured loans worth £250 million last year and says it has made this senior appointment in preparation for a major marketing push.

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Perhaps understandably, the Mortgage Code Compliance Board is usually quite guarded and certainly diplomatic when expressing its views in public. Not surprisingly, therefore, there is now much industry talk about the MCCB&#39s robust response to CP146, in particular, its warning that filtering questions, as proposed in CP146, could be the “recipe for total disaster”.I agree […]

Wesleyan – Wesleyan Guaranteed Equity Bond

Friday, 11 October 2002 Type: Guaranteed equity bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £1,000-£1m Term: Six years Guarantee: Capital returned in full regardless of the performance of the index Return: Up to 60% growth Interest rate: 4% gross Commission: None Tel: 0121 200 3003

CIS to publish voting record

CIS is to publish all its voting decisions online in a drive to promote responsible shareholding among institutional investors.The initiative was launched at a seminar on social responsibility at last week&#39s Labour conference. CIS says it is the first institutional investor to make this commitment. The move was welcomed by Labour MP and chairman of […]

SVM explores UK

Scottish Value Management is exploring the UK stockmarket with the introduction of the UK opportunities fund.This Oeic aims to achieve capital growth by investing in medium and smaller-sized companies in the UK. It will contain 40 stocks and will be managed against two benchmark indices, the FTSE 250 ex Investment Trusts and the Smallcap ex […]

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