Mortgage distributor Pink Home Loans has linked up with specialist lender Mortgages plc to offer a new range of base-rate tracker products. The Crystal mortgage range is a selection of tracker mortgages with a 1.5 per cent discount until August next year. Rates start at 5 per cent and are tiered according to loan to value and the level of adverse credit that the borrower has.
Effective training and business success are closely correlated, so when the FSA assumed its role as the UK's sole financial services regulator at N2, imp-ortant changes in regulation for training were introduced and embraced by many companies in the industry.The new regulations provide more structure to the framework for training and competence, with the FSA […]
Monday, July 1, 2002 Type: Guaranteed equity bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the Halifax House Price index Minimum-maximum investment: £10,000-£1m, £7,000 Isa Term: Five years six months Guarantee: Capital returned in full at end of term regardless of movement in index Return: 100% of growth in index Closing date: August 23, 2002 […]
The Government should fund financial advice in the workplace to the tune of £500m a year by providing tax incentives to employers which offer their staff access to IFAs, says the ABI.In a speech to the all-party Parliamentary group on insurance and financial services this week, ABI director general Mary Francis outlined an action plan […]
The head of the financial services practitioner panel is warning the Treasury and the FSA that the consequence of the present multitude of reviews could be damage to the economy and savings confidence.Panel chairman Donald Brydon says too many reviews could distract management at a time when the industry is already being squeezed by falling […]
Jelf, an independent full-service UK-based brokerage that supports businesses and individuals, has announced its interim results.
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