Fixed mortgage get-out charges average over £6,000 according to research from MoneyExpert.com.The financial comparison website is warning that homeowners who are stuck on uncompetitive fixed-rate mortgages will have to fork out an average £6,370 to get out of their current deal.The recent rate rises have caused homeowners to surge towards fixed deals according to MoneyExpert.com […]
Commodities and property have been in the news in recent days, perhaps as a consequence of investors looking for an asset class unlikely to be sullied by the sub-prime meltdown. Both these potential homes for what appears to be a never-ending tide of liquidity have not been without their problems, however.
Alliance & Leicester looks set to convert the role of its former head of intermediary mortgages Mehrdad Yousefi into a sales-facing position.The lender has yet to reveal who will replace Yousefi, having announced his departure after 18 years at A&L in March. He joins Merrill Lynch subsidiary Wave as director of distribution and sales on […]
Jeremy Pearson is Technical Support Manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. Many parents value the standard of education offered by […]
The rise of ethical funds and sustainable investment brings into question just how broad and subjective the space can be One of 2018’s most-used buzzwords in investment has been “ethical”. The rise in popularity of environmental, social and governance investing has been widespread, and in 2017 more than £1bn of net retail money flowed into […]
The Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association has published an updated version of its Mifid II feedback template and guide. Both documents jointly authored with the Tax Incentivised Savings Association were originally issued for industry comment in June 2018. The updated template and guide reflect the feedback received from Pimfa’s product governance and template testing working groups. […]
Legal and General Assurance Society has apologised to a client for making repeated mistakes in the information it gave about the amount of tax free cash he could take. In a ruling from The Financial Ombudsman Service, Mr M complains L&G’s errors resulted in the need for him to return funds and caused him “significant trouble” and […]