Mortgages for purchase rose by nearly 4 per cent to 24,300 or £3.1bn in February from 23,400 in January but remortgages fell by 20 per cent to 35,000 from 44,000 in January, according to figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
A high weighting to banks and cyclical stocks has led Richard Buxton’s £1.04 billion Schroder UK Alpha Plus fund to rise some 30.6% over the month to April 3, according to the group. Over the same period, the average fund in the Investment Management Association (IMA) UK All Companies sector was up 15.1%.This stance had […]
Jacob de Tusch-Lec, manager of the Global Income Fund, analyses a sell-off so “vicious” that the ‘hot’ stocks are underperforming emerging markets. What does it mean for the portfolio – now and in the months to come?
National IFA LEBC is calling for technology to help older vulnerable clients handle their finances if their partner becomes critically ill or passes away. LEBC says there is a need to promote financial capability in older couples and it has been shortlisted for an award where it could win the backing of a tech provider […]