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 […]
Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities at Neptune Investment Management India’s stockmarket rallied this week following news that the central bank was cutting interest rates more aggressively than expected. Commenting on the rate cuts and what this means for India’s economic growth, Kunal Desai notes that there were two important details in the announcement that have […]
Schroders and Lloyds Banking Group have joined forces for a financial planning and wealth management proposition for wealthy clients. The new business aims to address the “growing gap in the advice market” through a personalised, advice-led proposition. The partnership will bolster Schroders’ expansion into the UK wealth management market, while Lloyds says it will help develop […]
The gap between what women earn and save compared to men continues to grow according to Office for National Statistics figures released today. Analysis for young people aged 16 to 29 shows the level and growth of median annual earnings were generally lower for women than men whether they were degree or school-educated or had […]