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Nationwide &#39most popular&#39 flexible lender

Nationwide claims it has become the UK&#39s most popular flexible mortgage lender with around 800,000 borrowers having access to a range of flexible features on their loans. The most popular option, according to the society, is the ability to overpay, with 10 per cent of those eligible making overpayments.


Book a bench seat

Last week I started to look at the Sandler consultative document which I suggested could and will revolutionise the way in which financial advisers give investment advice to clients and are remunerated for that advice. Although, on the face of it, this document is at this stage only for consultation purposes, there seems little doubt […]

Dent to steer flagship trust

Fund manager Friends Ivory & Sime has appointed Julie Dent as manager of its flagship British assets investment trust. She will take over the management of the fund from John Stubbs, 58, who is to retire after running the fund since June 1995. Dent has been with Friends Ivory & Sime since 1986. Since 1998, […]

Lifestyle pension option from L&G

Legal & General is offering a new pension lifestyle option the Global Equity Index / Index Linked Gilt Lifestyle.The new option initially invests in the global equity index fund before gradually switching into index-linked gilt and cash funds respectively.Pensions marketing director Andy Agar says: “The new option is available to both new and existing pensions […]

Standard bank in buy-to-let push

Standard Life Bank is launching an assault on the buy-to-let market with a range of loans it claims are priced as competitively as residential mortgages. In a move designed to appeal to investors concerned about stockmarket volatility, the bank is offering flexible buy-to-let loans with rates from 5.24 per cent, depending on the size of […]

Finding value in UK equities

By Mark Martin, Investment Director & Head of UK Equities Register for a live update on 9 July at 14.30 with Mark Martin, who will be discussing Chancellor George Osborne’s ‘emergency’ summer budget, the UK equity landscape post May’s General Election and his outlook for the second half of 2015. Mark will also highlight the […]


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