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Neil Woodford is looking to attract a wave of new cash into his £774.5m Patient Capital Trust in a bid to invest in a number of untapped opportunities. In an announcement to the the stock exchange, the trust’s board said it is “currently looking at ways it can raise additional capital in the year ahead […]

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Controversial self-cert launch sparks debate about MMR impact

Controversial self-certification lender selfcert.co.uk’s launch has sparked debate about the impact regulation is having on the mortgage market. Selfcert.co.uk bypassed an FCA ban on self-cert mortgages by setting up in Prague and using the Electronic Commerce Directive to lend in the UK. The firm is offering a tracker loan set at 2 per cent above […]

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FCA sets out Innovative Finance Isa rules

The FCA has set out its thinking on how new Innovative Finance Isas should operate including rules on advising on peer-to-peer investments. In November 2015 the regulator published a discussion paper on how peer-to-peer lending could be incorporated into Isas and whether commission would be banned. In a consultation published today, the regulator proposes to […]

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