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NatWest Intermediary Solutions – Corporate Range Mortgage Portfolio update

NatWest Intermediary Solutions – Corporate Range Mortgage Portfolio update

Update: 2 year fixed rate purchase to 90% LTV reduced to 5.59% from 6.09% with a £999 fee, 2 year fixed rate purchase & remortgage to 60% LTV increased to 2.95% from 2.55% with a £999 fee, 5 year fixed rate purchase & remortgage to 60% LTV reduced to 3.99% from 4.19% with a £999 fee, 2 year tracker purchase & remortgage to 50 % LTV increased to 2.59% from 2.39% with no fee. End date on all products is November 30, 2013.



Oil and commodities hit as gold soars

The price of gold hit record highs this week as investors continued to search for safety in the midst of the market turmoil. The price of gold opened at $1,721 per ounce on Tuesday before surging to $1,779. The price of Brent crude oil dipped below $100 per barrel for the first time since February […]

Prudential increases dividend 20% as UK profits rise 7%

Prudential has hiked its interim dividend 20 per cent from 6.61p per share last year to 7.95p per share this year as UK operating profits increased 7 per cent from £330m in the first six months of 2010 to £353m this year. The provider’s UK performance was driven by a surge in corporate pensions sales, […]

Aviva beats targets with 33% increase in pension business

Aviva life and pension profits fell marginally to £462m in the first six months of 2011 from £432m last year. The company says the 2010 figure was skewed upwards by a one-off benefit of £84m after Aviva reattributed its inherited estate in 2009. Aviva UK’s operating profit rose by 3 per cent to £709m from […]

Investors warned of continued volatility

Advisers have urged caution to investors who may view the market turmoil as a buying opportunity. The market dipped back towards 5,000 yesterday after over a week of heavy falls and advisers are not ruling out more falls in the short term with no quick fix to the turmoil. The market has dropped by more […]


Neptune video: Abenomics: the impetus for Japan’s fast-track recovery?

The remarkable performance of the TOPIX over the past year has caused many sceptical equity investors to look again at the Japanese market. These returns have come despite very significant problems facing the Japanese economy. Chris Taylor, manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund, discusses these problems and whether Abenomics will be able to overcome them, enabling the market to continue to rise.

In the video, Taylor addresses the following:

• The size and speed of Japan’s unprecedented monetary policy
• Abenomics and the implications should it fail
• Corporate Japan and beneficiaries of government policy


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