Financial Options is launching three protection products for buyers and sellers in the mortgage market.The Home Sellers protection plan gives protection for four to six months from the date of the completed mortgage application and will pay wasted conveyancing fees up to £500.The Home Buyers protection plan provides the same level of cover but protects […]
Marsden Building SocietyFIXED RATE MORTGAGEFixed term: Until September 30, 2001.Fixed rate: 6.75 per cent.Minimum loan: £30,000.Maximum loan: Up to 80 per cent of valuation.Income multiples: Three times principal income plus second or 2.5 times joint.Arrangment fee: £195.Redemption fee: Six months' interest in first seven years.Conditions: Compulsory buildings and contents insurance.Introducer's fee: None.Tel: 01282 440500.
Killik & Co is advising investors to check the quality of their share holdings and to buy defensive stocks.In its monthly report, it says: "Buying in dips, especially in blue chip stocks which have strong fundamentals and which have seen their high rating drop towards fairer levels, should yield long-term benefits."The firm also advises investors […]
GUARANTEED EQUITY BONDSScottish MutualINCOME BONDAim: To provide guaranteed growth or income depending on the performance of the FTSE 100 and Swiss SMI stockmarket indices.Minimum-maximum investment: £7,500 – £250,000.Term: Five years.Return: 45 per cent growth over the term or 8 per cent a year income dependent on stockmarket indices.Guarantee: 100 per cent of initial investment providing […]
Canada Life IHT Survey 2016 Only a quarter of wealthy Brits have sought professional estate planning advice to ensure their families don’t pay more tax than required More than a quarter don’t even have a will and just one in five have gifted money Many say they do not need these tools but families would […]
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 […]