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Mortgages PLC will launch a direct arm later this year, as its parent Merrill Lynch looks to increase its UK mortgage market share. MPLC has yet to determine a brand name but says its product range will be the same as its intermediary offering.
Skandia Investment Management is preparing a summer launch for a best ideas fund that it describes as the ultimate concept in multi-manager.
I Refer to Nick White’s comments in Money Marketing last week, First, regarding borrowing, the whole point of the article was to raise the awareness level of advisers, not to serve as a technical master class. It was not my article anyway, being written by a Money Marketing journalist. Within the 200-word constraint imposed on […]
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