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New Star Asset Management – New Star UK Aggressive Fund

Friday, 12 October 2001.

Type: Oeic.

Aim: Growth by investing in UK equities.

Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £100.

Investment split: 100 per cent UK equities.

Isa link: Yes.

Pep transfers: Yes.

Charges: Initial 5.25 per cent, annual 1.5 per cent.

Special offer: 1 per cent reduction on initial charge.

Offer period: Until November 19, 2001.

Commission: Initial 3 per cent, renewal 0.5 per cent.

Tel: 0845 6088704.




Intelligent Finance – Discounted mortgage

Tuesday, 9 October 2001.Type: Discounted rate flexible mortgage.Discount term: Six months.Discount: 1.5 per cent.Payable rate: 3.85 per cent.Minimum loan: £25,001.Maximum loan: Up to 95 per cent of valuation subject to a maximumof £500,000.Income multiples: Subject to negotiation.Features: Underpayments, overpayments, payment holidays, lumpsum withdrawals, daily interest.Arrangement fee: None.Redepemtion fee: None.Conditions: None.Introducer&#39s fee: 0.35 per cent.Tel: 0845 […]

Sub-prime borrows to shrink in long term

The number of borrowers classed as sub-prime will shrink by 2.2 per cent a year, according to independent research by Datamonitor. Approximately 7.9m individuals currently fall into the sub-prime category, but low interest rates and low unemployment means this figure will fall to 7m by 2006. The research also predicts that sub-prime lenders will have […]

Exeter Fund Managers – Hidden Value Portfolio

Monday, 15 October 2001.Type: Oeic.Aim: Income and growth by investing in UK equities.Minimum investment: Lump sum £50,000.Investment split: 100 per cent in UK equities.Isa link: No.Pep transfers: No.Charges: Initial 1 per cent, annual 1 per cent.Tel: 0808 0393837. 

AMP amplifies advice message

Now the £75m takeover of Towry Law is in place, AMP is finally hoping to lay the ghosts of pension misselling to rest and build AMP as a strong advice-led brand in the UK.UK managing director Tom Fraser, still less than a year into the job after joining from Norwich Union, has spent millions since […]

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Guide: how to… audit your auto-enrolment scheme compliance

As the Pensions Regulator starts to bare its teeth and the changes mentioned in the Budget and Queen’s Speech start to come into force, it is essential that you understand your scheme and the processes you need to undertake to ensure it remains compliant. Our second re-enrolment guide looks at how to audit the key areas of your auto-enrolment scheme.


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