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New mortgage range from B&W

Bristol & West is launching a new range of products that includes a five year fixed rate mortgage at 5.49 per cent and a seven year fixed rate at 5.55 per cent. Both products are available up to 95 per cent loan to value.

Bristol & West is also offering a five year fixed buy to let product at 5.89 per cent for loans up to 85 per cent loan to value. The mortgage reverts to 1.75 per cent above the Bank of England base rate after the fixed rate period.

All these products have no extended tie in and carry a £399 arrangement fee.


Vanguard Investments Europe – Vanguard US Government Bond Index Fund

Thursday, March 14, 2002Type: UcitsAim: Income and growth by investing in investment grade USgovernment bondsMinimum investment: Lump sum $100,000Place of registration: DublinInvestment split: 100% in investment grade US governmentbondsIsa link: NoCharges: Annual 0.3%Commission: NoneTel: 0032 2357 1411

Fidelity adds Widows and Barclays Global to FundsNetwork

Fidelity&#39s FundsNetwork is expanding its range with 29 funds from Scottish Widows and Barclays Global Investors.The total funds on offer is 594, which FundsNet-work says makes it the biggest investment superstore in the UK for intermediaries. Widows is one of the last big groups to join the supermarket and brings 18 unit trusts. Five are […]

Severn in firing line over tied and IFA agent claim

IFAs have expressed outrage at FSA head of polarisation review David Severn&#39s suggestion that there is no difference between them and direct salespeople.The row follows a question posed by an IFA to Severn in last week&#39s Money Marketing in which the adviser asked how the proposed changes to polarisation will benefit consumers when they blur […]

Breaking point

Last month, the Court of Appeal overruled three occupational stress cases in a landmark decision set to stem the growing number of stress claims brought by employees each year.This ruling will have an impact on any IFA advising employers on PHI needs. This watershed in a series of events which began six years ago – […]


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