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New online mortgage broker launches

Mortgage Beaters, an online mortgage specialist, launched this week.

Mortgage Beaters says that it will search the market for all available mortgage products without charging a fee on any mortgage worth more than £50,000. Those worth less than £50,000 will incur a charge of 0.5 per cent.

Managing Director Roy Bookman says: “Mortgage Beaters is independent and competitive and will find the best mortgage from all of those available on the market to suit each individual customer. There are no inconvenient meetings to attend as we can do it all over the phone or email at a time to that works best for the customer.”


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Stockbroker sets the scene for film production plan

Stockbroker Teather & Greenwood is seeking around £5m for its latest film partnership scheme. T&G, which has helped fund UK films including I Capture the Castle and The Heart of Me, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Paul Bettany, has already raised half of the £10m needed to help fund further productions. It is seeking the […]

Clerical cuts bonus rates

Clerical Medical has announced it is to cut regular bonus rates by 1 per cent on most with-profits policies. The change sees many with-profits bonds receive a regular bonus of 1.5 per cent, down from 2.5, and 2 per cent for pension policies, down from 3 per cent. Bonuses on its with-profits income fund are […]

Corporate punishment

Change to the financial, commercial, tax and/or legal context in which we work is the lifeblood of effective communication from IFAs to their clients. What a cornucopia of communication subjects the pre-Budget report has given us, from reforms of trusts, inheritance tax anti-avoidance measures, Isas and corporate tax to a worrying attack on small companies. […]

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