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Halifax and Abbey National cut mortgage rates

The Halifax and Abbey National have announced a 0.1 per cent cut in their mortgage base rates.

The Halifax&#39s variable rate now stands at 6.85 per cent, while the Abbey National&#39s rate drops to 6.85 per cent for loans over £100,000. For borrowers with loans of £60,000 to £99,999, Abbey&#39s rate now stands at 6.9 per cent and for loans up to £59,999 it is 6.95 per cent.

Alliance & Leicester and Nationwide Building Society have not changed their rates as yet.


Mercury pronounces recent ad campaign a success

Mercury Asset Management believes it has scored a success with its recent &#34Polo&#34 and &#34Rolo&#34 advertising campaign.The manager&#39s research shows that public awareness of the company has risen to 71 per cent and that two in five people are aware of the advertising campaign.Eight in ten people, when prompted, associated the &#34Polo&#34 advertisement with Mercury.

Thesis launches Isas

Private client investment manager Thesis Asset Management has launched self-selecting mini and maxi Isas.The Isas give investors the choice of investing in any unit trust, corporate bonds or direct equities.There is a minimum investment requirement of £1,000 for both the mini and the maxi products.Thesis charges an initial fee of £75, although this is waived […]


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