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Kensington Mortgages offers fixed rate for adverse credit borrowers

Kensington Mortgages is offering a three year fixed rate mortgage for adverse credit borrowers. It says it is the first specialist lender to offer such a deal. Rates on the mortgage start at 5.75 per cent and are valid until November 30th 2006. There are no early repayment charges after the first three years of the loan. Kensington has also extended the end dates for its one-year fixed and discounted interest rates which start from 3.90 per cent until November 30th 2004.


EFM loses £106m trust contract

Edinburgh Fund Managers has lost the management contract of the £106m Edinburgh Worldwide Investment trust to Baillie Gifford following poor performance. Gifford will assume management on December 2, with IFA Best Invest advising the trust&#39s board in the interim. Its aim is to boost performance and reduce the 18 per cent discount to NAV at […]

Threadneedle takes middle path

Threadneedle Investments has unveiled the UK mid 250 fund, an Oeic which aims for growth by investing in a portfolio of between 50 and 80 stocks. The fund will be managed by the Threadneedle smaller companies team led by Paul Cramp. Although the fund will invest mainly in UK mid caps, it may also invest […]

Cheviot Capital rolls out first unit trust

Stockbroker Cheviot Capital has introduced a unit trust for the IFA market to be run along the same lines as its discretionary and advisory portfolio management services. Cheviot Capital was established in 1993 as the investment arm of chartered accountants Kingston Smith. It currently runs a discretionary portfolio service and an advisory portfolio service, which […]

SEI adds bond to corporate range

Scottish Equitable International is targeting IFAs advising the corporate market with the capital redemption bond. The bond is the latest in a series of Dublin-based products from ScotEq International since August 2002. SEI says the bond structure makes it popular with corporate investors because, with no lives assured, there is no compulsion to take benefits […]

Tax year-end planning with the family

From the Technical team at Prudential Let’s face it, many aspects of financial planning involve a lot of technical detail. At our face-to-face events, we’ve had great success bringing these technical topics to life through the use of practical case studies. Meet the family Prudential’s Planning Matters hub brings together a fictional family and explores […]


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