Nationwide and Halifax have become the first major lenders to confirm they will increase their rates following yesterday’s 0.25 per cent base rate rise to five per cent.Nationwide’s base mortgage rates will be increased by 0.25 per cent from 6.24 per cent to 6.49 per from December 1. Changes to tracker mortgages will move in […]
Money Wise IFA director David Underwood is retiring and is being replaced by new recruit Richard Armstrong, who joins from Regent IFA. Underwood will continue working for the firm in a part-time mortgage adviser role.
Edeus says it will be able to offer mortgages on brokers’ iPods within two years as the technology revolution gripping the mortgage market continues. The firm is also predicting that underwriters will even- tually die away together with call centres and the need for signatures on a mortgage application. Edeus managing director Alan Cleary urged […]
Vertex Financial Services has extended its outsourcing contract with Gartmore creating a new subsidiary Jessop Fund Managers. The new company will enable Gartmore to hand over their admin and regulation responsibilities of their personal pension unit trust range to Jessop. Gartmore will retain the management of the investor monies within their funds and the underlying […]
Last month, the BBC’s Money Box covered the story of a protection customer who had seen her quoted life and critical illness premium rise by around a third after she disclosed a historic mental health issue. The woman was taking cover as a parent of young children and had originally chosen an insurer after getting […]
The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment has set up a helpline for participants in its financial planning mentoring scheme. The helpline, which is being supported by Schroders, will be open to mentors and mentees on the programme, which started on the first of January this year, looking for support in achieving professional financial planning […]
Collapsed wealth manager Greyfriars Asset Management sold its Sipp and SSAS administration business to Hartley Pensions for £820,000 an update on Companies House shows. Money Marketing previously discovered Hartley took on 1600 Sipps, 160 SSAS and almost £500m assets under management onto its books for an undisclosed sum, with fresh documents now revealing the value […]