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Mortgage customers more web-friendly

Both current account mortgages and buying on the internet are gaining acceptance amongst mortgage holders when considering a new mortgage, according to a survey from market researchers PR3 Mapa.

Two thirds of potential mortgage customers were prepared to consider a current account mortgage, compared to 39 per cent in 1998, when the product first appeared.

Although only 2 per cent of mortgage customers had used the internet to find out about their current mortgage, 26 per cent were planning to surf the web in the search for their next mortgage.


Skipton offers new tracker bond

Skipton Building Society is launching a tracker bond, offering up to 30 per cent growth over two years.The 2-Year ShareTracker Bond guarantees the full return of capital invested, as well as 30 per cent over two years provided there has been no fall in the share price of five selected companies over the two years. […]

The Daley Update

The Ethical Investment Research Service has set up a new website The site has several pages for IFAs, giving guidance onethical investment funds. It provides statistics, detailed listings of allforms of ethical finance, and a service to help investors find a specialistethical IFA. Schroder&#39s Medical Discovery fund has raised £445,000 for the CancerResearch Campaign. […]

Sun Life International shines on with-profits

Sun Life International has unveiled its international with-profits bond, an offshore single premium bond.The bond is available in three currency denominations — euros, dollars and sterling. It invests in Axa Sun Life&#39s with-profits fund and is designed to provide income, growth or a combination of both over the medium to long-term. It may attract cautious […]

Money in the bank

Mark Moran Senior relationship manager, Cater Allen Bank Money Marketing&#39s series on Surviving Stakeholder has, in the past 12months or so, given IFAs many good ideas on marketing techniques and waysof diversifying their business. Here is another – using banking services asa financial planning tool. The number of IFAs recommending bank accounts proactively to their […]


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