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Nationwide launches new fixed rates

Nationwide has launched a new range of fixed rate mortgages following recent movements in the money markets. The building society is now offering a two-year fixed rate mortgage from 4.39 per cent up from 4.09 per cent. Also available is a three-year fixed rate from 4.69 per cent up from 4.39 per cent and a five-year fixed rate from 4.89 per cent up from 4.59 per cent. Nationwide is withdrawing its current range of fixed rate mortgages from close of business on September 2nd.


T Bailey Asset Management – Fortress Foundation Fund

Type: Unit trust fund of funds Aim: Growth by investing in global equities through a portfolio of onshore and offshore funds Minimum investment: Lump sum £3,000 Investment split: UK 46.8%, US 19.1%, Europe 10.9%, Pacific Basin 5.5%, Emerging markets 15.8%, other 1.1%, cash 0.8% Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges: Initial 5%, annual 1.25% […]

TMO offering PI deal with excess set at just £500

The Mortgage Operation is offering professional indemnity insurance to its members through a link-up with WB Baxter. The PI cover is available to mortgage intermediaries, firms and individuals and has a low policy excess of £500. The rates are based on mortgage-related income and the policy is provided by Lloyd&#39s underwriters. TMO has also set […]

Consolidate to boost pension funds, says L&G

Consolidating pension pots with one provider could boost a client&#39s overall fund, says Legal & General. The life office says advisers should consider switching clients to lower-charging products because many providers charge existing clients at pre-stakeholder levels. L&G says even existing clients with the benefit of stakeholder-friendly charges should consider switching where the new charge […]

DWS sets up fettered Fof and corporate bond fund

DWS Investments is offering a fettered fund of funds and a corporate bond fund seeking the best-value debt worldwide as part of its bid to break into the top 10 UK investment companies. The managed distribution Fof, to be run by managed portfolio fund manager Jonathan Arthur, will invest in DWS&#39 flagship funds, with a […]

A DGT with 100% access and 100% discount?

Clare Moffat, Technical Manager, looks at the benefits of pensions from an IHT perspective. 100% access and 100% discount – what type of wrapper could this be? A pension! Post flexibility there is 100% access (for those over 55) and normally pensions are inheritance tax (IHT) free. With flexibility the options available on death mean […]


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