View more on these topics

Mortgage 2000 and Bristol & West team up

Mortgage 2000 and lender Bristol and West are to offer mortgage advisers a fixed rate deal designed to protect consumers from interest rate fluctuations.

The two year deal will be at 6.49 per cent with an APR of 7.4 per cent. There will be a 1 per cent cashback.

Available for both house purchase and remortgage, it will have a maximum LTV of 95 per cent and the minimum loan will be £15,001.

IFAs stand to gain procuration fee of 0.35 per cent.

Recommended

Julian Gibbs

With the “its” campaign progressing well and the performance of investments trusts improving, every IFA concerned with making money for their clients should consider using an investment trust portfolio service.The one I like best is run by private-client stockbroker Christows and managed by fund manager Nick Greenwood.Christows has a Dublin-based Oeic offering a choice of […]

Close Finsbury Asset Management launches Eurotech trust

Close Finsbury Asset Management is getting plugged into the European technology market with the Eurotech trust.Eurotech is an investment trust aimed at experienced investors and pooled fund managers who are looking for exposure to the European technology market.The product is aiming for growth by investing in European companies that are involved in technology-related areas. These […]

Retiring chief confident that IFAs will thrive

Scottish Amicable chief executive Roy Nicolson, who is to retire after 40 years with the company, believes IFAs still have a vital role to play within the industry.He says: “Over the years, people have forecast the demise of the IFA but I am confident they will continue to succeed, particularly in pensions and complicated life […]

Scottish Equitable revamps its group critical illness plan

Scottish Equitable Employee Benefits has significantly revamped its group critical illness plan to make it one of the most innovative on the market at the moment.The scheme is aimed at medium to large companies that have high numbers of senior executives looking to take advantage of increasing their critical illness cover because their salaries are […]

India Election Update

What a difference six months makes. Speaking in September last year, we had warned of ‘excessive pessimism’ afflicting the market’s perception of India. Since then, responsible central bank policy from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), alongside improving global growth, has meant that India’s macro environment is strengthening quickly. The current account deficit has shrunk, inflation is falling and the government has embarked on a heavy dose of much needed fiscal consolidation. As a result, the rupee has been one of the strongest global currencies this year while the market has touched all-time highs, rallying by more than 20 per cent (GBP) since September. This begs the question: are we now in a period of ‘irrational exuberance’? Not yet.

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment