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IFAs confident in mortgage market

Confidence in the mortgage market among financial advisers and their clients continued to rise during the summer months, according to Paragon Mortgages. The lender’s financial adviser confidence tracking index for the third quarter rose to 116.4 from 113.6 in the previous quarter, its highest level since 1997. Paragon says its findings show borrowers are currently favouring capital, interest and buy-to-let mortgages above all others.


Threadneedle sews up split bonds

Threadneedle Investments has added the Threadneedle strategic bond fund to its stable of bond funds. This open-ended investment company (Oeic) will invest in a diverse portfolio of corporate bonds, from investment grade bonds through to high yielding junk bonds. The initial target yield is 7.5 per cent gross, but this could vary because the proportion […]

Genesis Home Loans – Genesis Sapphire Fixed Rate

Monday, 8 October 2001.Type: Self-certification fixed rate.Fixed term: Until April 1, 2003.Fixed rate: 7.24 per cent.Minimum loan: £25,001.Maximum loan: Up to 75 per cent of valuation subject to a maximum of £250,000, up to 60 per cent subject to a maximum of £400,000.Income multiples: 3.75 times principal income plus second or 3.25 times joint.Arrangement fee: […]

London is the key for Delph

Delph Property Group is concentrating on the heart of London with the first property investment scheme.First property is an enterprise investment scheme aimed at experienced investors who are looking for either rental income or capital growth over the medium to long term and who have had experience of the rental sector before. The scheme is […]

Newbury Building Society – 5 Year Stepped Discount

Tuesday, 9 October 2001.Discounted term: Five years.Discount: Up to 90 per cent to valuation 0.75 per cent in year one,0.25 per cent in years two, three, four and five, up to 95 per cent 0.25per cent in year one, 0.1 per cent in years two, three, four andfive.Payable rate: Up to 90 per cent to […]

China: growth defence or another debt-fuelled boom?

By Douglas Turnbull, Head of Chinese Equities at Neptune Following recent stimulus efforts from Beijing, Neptune’s Douglas Turnbull examines how the government’s long-term reform agenda can be balanced with supporting growth and addressing structural challenges, and the investment opportunities arising from this.Click here to read more Important information: Investment Risks Neptune funds may have a […]


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