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L&G launches new discount mortgage

Legal & General’s Mortgage Club is launching an exclusive two-year, stepped discount mortgage.

The deal offers a 2.5 per cent discount in year one, followed by 1.82 per cent in year two. This discount from standard variable rate means borrowers will currently pay 3.45 per cent for loans up to 95 per cent loan to value.

While the product is fully portable and allows a 10 per cent, no penalty, extra repayment of the loan each year, full repayment prior to April 30 2004 will incur a six month interest redemption penalty.


Boards have responsibility for wp says KPMG

Ultimate responsibility for operating with-profits fairly and prudently is the responsibility of board directors says consultancy KPMG in its submission to the FSA&#39s review.Ensuring fair treatment of consumers, transparency of policy terms and the soundness of a life office&#39s financial position must fall firmly at the doors of the boards, KPMG says.With-profits life offices should […]

Threadneedle Investments – Threadneedle Property Unit Trust

Monday, 15 April 2002 Type: Unit trust Aim: Growth by investing in UK commercial property Minimum investment: Lump sum £25,000 Place of registration: Jersey Investment split: 100% in UK commercial property Isa link: No Charges: Initial up to 7.5%, annual 1.25% Commission: Renewal 0.5% Tel: 0800 0684000

Pensions to the fore

As we come to the end of the tax year, the financial services industry has been sending out literature. The timing tells us, of course, that Isas are one of the Government&#39s tax-favoured forms of saving. There are others – most important, pensions.There is a very real question as to why the state feels it […]

Bristol & West – Online 6 Month Bond

Friday, 12 April 2002 Type: High interest account Minimum-maximum investment: £1,000-£1m Interest rates: 4.2% a year gross, 4.12% a month gross Term: Six months Offer period: Until May 6, 2002 Withdrawal penalties: Withdrawals not permitted during term Tel: 0845 1110117

Seeking quality in uncertain markets

By Ewan McAlpine, Senior Client Portfolio Manager In uncertain times, investors naturally seek safety. But in fixed income markets, what does that really mean? Ewan McAlpine outlines the approach RLAM’s Fixed Income Team will be adopting across its credit funds in response to potentially volatile markets this year. Click here for full article


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