The Land Registry is hailing an important step in the UK mortgage market with the completion of the first mortgage to be signed electronically.
Royal Liver has become the 16th provider to sponsor Origo, joining the likes of Aegon, Friends Provident and Standard Life.
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 […]
Moody’s Rating Agency has downgraded most of the top UK building societies thanks to severe credit losses in residential and commercial assets held by the mutuals.
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?
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