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Tesco launches into mortgage broker market

Tesco Bank has made its long-awaited entry into the broker market. Tesco Mortgage Intermediaries is being offered first through London & Country, then through Legal & General’s Nouveau panel in the coming months. It has trackers starting from 1.35 per cent, two-year fixed rates from 1.67 per cent and five-year fixes from 2.34 per cent. […]

FAMR – a familiar response

Pension specialist Fiona Tait takes a look at the Financial Advice Market Review and assesses the three areas where it suggests improvements can be made With significant budget changes ruled out (for a while anyway), the pension community briefly turned its attention to the FCA’s final report on its Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR), hoping […]

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Brexit would shrink UK economy by 6% says Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne has warned that a vote to leave the EU would result in the UK’s GDP falling by more than 6 per cent. In a letter published in The Times, Osborne said that the Treasury’s economic analysis showed that ever UK household would be annually worse off by £4,300. Focusing on a Canadian-style […]

What's going on in the 'offshore' world?

Graeme Robb, Senior Technical Manager at Prudential, explores the current state of the nation for offshore issues and highlights areas which may be particularly relevant to advisers. In the context of insurance companies, ‘offshore’ can be a relatively straightforward matter. Like their onshore equivalent, offshore bonds are ‘non-qualifying’ for tax purposes, meaning that all gains […]

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