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?
Almary Green, the advice firm led by industry veteran Carl Lamb, is in sale talks with Smith and Pinching Financial Services, Money Marketing understands. One source tells Money Marketing Almary Green staff have visited the Smith and Pinching offices, and that there have been discussions around a merged firm being floated on AIM. The Norwich-based […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services Locked out While WSJ correspondents were kept very busy at Money Marketing Interactive in Harrogate last week, there was still plenty of time spent in the bar with industry friends. So came about the story of Aegon director of new business, Martin […]
The FCA is analysing information from 40 firms about their adviser recruitment processes and what quality checks are in place on the advice they give. Earlier this year, Money Marketing revealed that the FCA sent letters to a sample of firms asking about training, competence and hiring records for staff. A Freedom of Information Act request […]