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Midland unveils Flexible Endowment Plan


Midland Bank


Type: Unit-linked endowment.

Minimum premium/sum assured: £30 a month/£10,000.

Minimum-maximum term: 10 – 45 years.

Fund links: UK Equity.

Charges: Initial – 5 per cent, annual – 1 per cent and policy fee – £3 a month.

Options: Critical illness, mortgage interest waiver (covering mortgage interest and repayment vehicle).

Commission: None.

Tel: 0345 456125.


Mansfield B.S caps for two years

Mansfield Building SocietyCAPPED RATE MORTGAGECapped term: Two years.Capped rate: 5.99 per cent.Minimum loan: £25,001.Maximum loan: Up to 95 per cent of valuation subject to a maximum of £250,000. For borrowers outside of Mansfield catchment area (75 mile radius) – up to 90 per cent of valuation subject to a maximum of £250,000.Income multiples: Three times […]

Staffordshire strikes cashback blow for mutuals

The Staffordshire Building Society is offering a new five per cent cashback mortgage this month which it says is blow for mutuals against plcs.The cashback is available on advances of 90 per cent for both purchase and remortgage and has no application or arrangement fee.Staffordshire&#39s standard variable rate is 8.5 per cent almost half a […]

Cheltenham & Gloucester cap for four and six

Cheltenham & GloucesterCAPPED RATE MORTGAGECapped terms: Two four year options capped until December 30, 2002 and six year option capped until December 30, 2004.Capped rates: Loans up to 90 per cent of valuation – option one 6.39 per cent, option two 6.69 per cent and 6.79 per cent respectively. Loans up to 95 per cent […]

M&G aims at Higher Corporate Bond Pep Yields

M&G is taking a different investment approach with its High Yield Corporate Bond Pep.Unlike most corporate bond Peps which invest in bonds with a Standard & Poor&#39s AAA rating, M&G will invest in corporate bonds with a lower Standard & Poor&#39s ratings, even as low as B. These companies include Orange Telecom, William Hill, Punch […]

Neptune launches Japan Institutional Fund

By Chris Taylor, Investment Director, Head of Research Neptune is excited to announce the launch of the Japan Institutional Fund on 22 June, having disclosed to the market in March its intention to offer the product. The Fund will be managed by the highly-regarded Chris Taylor, Head of Research and manager of the long-running Japan Opportunities Fund. It will invest in the same underlying stocks as the Japan […]


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