HSBC was the cheapest mortgage lender for existing borrowers in 2006, according to new research from Defaqto. It found that for standard variable rate mortgages or equivalent, HSBC was the cheapest, followed by Intelligent Finance.
Core Capital has introduced a double VCT offering to invest in later stage small and medium-sized unquoted UK companies using a mezzanine investment approach.
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Legal & General is extending the extra allocation offer on its portfolio bond until April 30. Investors receive an extra 1 per cent allocation through an adviser and 0.5 per cent on top through Cofunds.
F&C has appointed Jamie Jenkins as head of Japanese equities reporting to Mike Hanbury-Williams, head of Pacific equities.Jenkins will be responsible for delivering consistent out performance across F&C’s Japanese equity products.Mark Perrin has been transferred across from the Asia desk where he worked as an analyst for three years and will now report to Jenkins […]
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