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Most mortgage advisers looking to take exams

The head of the Mortgage Code Compliance Board, Luke March, has told the Building Societies Association that 37,000 mortgage advisers have taken steps to pas the relevant exams before the 2002 deadline.

March added that 17,000 of the 40,000 intermediaries in the UK are already qualified to CeMAP or MAQ.

He also promised that the customer would see no difference between the parts of the market regulated on a statutory basis and the non-statutory sector covered by the MCCB.


Scot Eq bonds with corporate bonds

Scottish Equitable International has introduced the UK corporate bond fund.Aimed at cautious investors, the Luxembourg-based fund will invest in UK corporate bond funds that have been awarded investment grade credit ratings of between BBB and AAA by credit reference agencies such as Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. Some of the 60 companies that the fund […]

Pink Home Loans – Exclusive 3 Year Fixed Rate

Wednesday, 16 May 2001.Type: Fixed rate flexible mortgage.Fixed term: Three years.Fixed rate: 5.25 per cent.Minimum loan: £25,001.Maximum loan: Up to 70 per cent of valuation subject to a maximum of £500,000, 71-75 per cent of valuation subject to a maximum of £400,000.Income multiples: 3.5 times principal income plus second or 2.7 times joint.Features: Interest calculated […]

Baby, one more time

This week, I would like to interrupt my series of articles on employeeshare schemes to consider the latest Government attempt to raise publicawareness on the importance of starting saving early. This has come in the shape of the Child Trust Fund and the Saving Gateway.Both these have come relatively hard on the heels of the […]

Conservative victory would see IR35 scrapped

Controversial tax rule IR35 would be abolished if the Conservatives winthe general election. According to the Tory election manifesto, getting rid of IR35 would cost£100m. Labour has estimated the move would cost up to £1bn. The legislation was introduced to stop people, usually in working ininformation technology, from choosing to be contract workers to take […]


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