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Homeloan Management wins highest European rating

Third party administrator Homeloan Management has been awarded the highest ever rating given to a European mortgage servicer by rating agency Fitch.

Citing its comprehensive service offering, strong internal control environment and admin capabilities, Fitch has decided on a rating of RPS2 for HML – the best European rating and one notch below the maximum level.


Mortgage Business aims to give fresh start to divorcees

Specialist lender The Mortgage Business is teaming up with packager The Mortgage Partnership to offer a mortgage designed for divorcees looking to move into a second property while still respon-sible for mortgage payments on the matrimonial home.TMP says the New Start mortgage, which it will distribute through intermediaries, differs from standard mortgages by treating the […]

Euro bonds give balance

Royal & Sun Alliance European Life & Investments, the holding company for the life office&#39s offshore companies, is offering a European balanced yield bond fund aimed at investors wary of equity investments.The fund aims to take advantage of the growing number of bonds issued in the UK and Europe. It will invest equally in investment-grade […]

Last post for final-salary scheme

Should we consider winding up our closed final-salary scheme? You have an insured scheme where the investment is via the insurer&#39s with-profits fund and so is protected against adverse stockmarket movements. This has been an advantage as you have not suffered directly the poor stockmarket performance over the last year, unlike some of the schemes […]

Aegon looks for optimum interest

AEGON ASSET MANAGEMENT OPTIMUM INCOME FUND Type: Oeic Aim: Income or growth by investing in high yield and investment grade corporate bonds Minimum investment: Lump sum £500, monthly £50 Investment split: High yield corporate bonds 50%, investment grade corporate bonds 50% Yield: 8.5% gross a year Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges: Initial 4.5%, […]


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