Treasury select committee chairman John McFall, MP, is setting up an industry forum aiming to restore confidence in long-term savings.
BM Solutions launches new tracker mortgages. Products at 85 per cent LTV include a two-year tracker at 5.55 per cent with no overhanging early repayment charges, and a one-year tracker at 3.75 per cent. Both products come with free legal service and refund of valuation and revert to BBR + 1.75 per cent at the […]
Legal & General Mortgage Club is offering an exclusive fixed rate loan from Norwich & Peterborough with a rate of 5.44 per cent fixed for ten years.
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If you were asked to think of two words starting with A that would instantly strike the fear of god into people, asbestos and actuary would probably do the trick. So imagine my terror when my first call on Monday morning is to attend a press conference on asbestosis at the Institute of Actuaries. As […]
There are several arguments that one could currently make for why credit markets look unattractive. These include signals that the US economy is in late cycle, the fact that corporate leverage has been increasing (with 2016 setting a record for the amount of global bond issuance), and that US high-yield default rates have risen considerably […]
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Latest statistics show personal pensions, in particular, get a bad rap The recently published preliminary estimates from the Office for National Statistics’ Wealth and Assets Survey make for interesting reading with regards to how people view pension savings and how safe they are. The next round of this survey will be even more interesting in light […]
Beaufort Group is planning to add three more firms to its network with one deal expected to finalise next week. Chief executive Andrew Bennett says the other two small to medium-sized firms are expected to join “imminently”. In January, Beaufort Group added Statehouse Group as an appointed representative. The firm is now called Beaufort Financial […]
Significant gilt weightings continue to be recommended, despite concerning signals on their risk Government bonds play a pivotal role in a balanced portfolio; there are very few assets that provide the diversification benefits gilts can bring. So often over the last 30 years, when equity markets have zigged, bond markets have zagged, thereby smoothing return […]