Defunct companies Berry Birch & Noble Financial Services, David Aaron Partnership and RJ Temple lost most claims for precipice bond misselling, according to figures from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
As money-market rates have fallen, new lower fixed rates have become a daily occurrence in the mortgage market, with plenty of lenders jockeying for best buy coverage. Meanwhile, the non-conforming market has seen increased competition and as a consequence the borrower has been benefiting from improving rates. With this as the backdrop, Amber has launched […]
SPML announces its new product range called 8, with eight products covering the full non-conforming credit spectrum.The new range has a mixture of fixed and discounted options with two or three year options, no early repayment charges or overhangs beyond the fixed term.The 8 range consists of near prime, minor adverse, light adverse, medium adverse, […]
Schroders’ multi-manager team has sold out of the F&C property trust and put new money into the Insight Foundation property trust.
Alliance & Leicester announces plant to join the buy-to-let market.The bank announced its intention to move into this new market in its half-year trading statement. A&L plans to offer BTL through its intermediary channel.Head of intermediary mortgages Mehrdad Yousefi says: “This news marks an exciting development for Alliance & Leicester Mortgages. While we continue to […]
Capital Market Notes, December 2016 Dave Lafferty, chief market strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, assesses the accuracy of his 2016 outlook and provides his thoughts and outlook for 2017. Click here to read the full article
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Royal London has defended moving its Ascentric platform to an “all-in” pricing structure earlier this year, saying the decision has paid off with a spike in Sipp accounts. In May, Ascentric moved to a single account charge, ditching trading fees and charges for Sipp and drawdown administration. However, portfolios under £1m are now charged at […]
Drawdown and individual pension sales at Royal London rose by more than 60 per cent in the first half of 2017, but the provider has hit out at the non-advised market for failing to protect customers. In its results this morning, Royal London said that it had seen a particular boost to individual pensions and […]
Pimco has followed in the footsteps of its US rivals Vanguard and JP Morgan Asset Management to announce it will absorb research costs under Mifid II. The California-headquartered bond manager would not comment on the hit to revenues, Financial News reports. JPMAM confirmed last week it would absorb the costs when the European regulation comes into place at the […]