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Northern Rock Lowers Rates

Northern Rock has lowered its rates for fixed and capped mortgages.

The range of new products launched by the bank offers reductions of up to 0.7 per cent compared to the range launched at the end of August.

Northern Rock&#39s standard two year fixed rate mortgage is available from 1.99 per cent a year with flexible fixed rate mortgages from 3.99 per cent and flexible capped mortgages from 4.59 per cent.


Poll shows attitudes to mortgage regulation

Only one in four mortgage intermediaries believes FSA regulation will help them grow their business by improving the image of the sector and creating new opportunities, says BM Solutions.But the BM Solutions smart index survey of 200 brokers also reveals that 29 per cent are still concerned that regulation to be introduced in 2004 will […]


Not the sort of help we need

The article in the September 12 edition of Money Marketing suggests help is on the way from the FSA.While welcome, with respect, they are one of the main reasons we are now in this mess.Our PI brokers say the RU Owed envelopes inviting claims have played a major part in the phenomenal rise in PI […]

AITC says the worst is over for split sector

The collapse of the Aberdeen preferred income trust and the Dartmoor investment trust have brought the total number of split-capital trusts in receivership to six but the Association of Investment Trust Companies says the troubled sector is turning the corner.To date, a further 12 split-cap trusts have had trading in their shares suspended, with investors […]

The fund couple

Like the double-act of Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, Framlington&#39s new star fund managers Nigel Thomas and George Luckraft chat with the ease of two men who have worked together for 20 years.Both are clearly uncomfortable about the furore surrounding their well publicised and acrimonious move from ABN Amro to Framlington and are looking to […]

Iain Chadwick

The Budget 2015: a brief overview

Following George Osborne’s delivery of his sixth Budget as chancellor and the last of this current parliament, we have provided a brief overview of the initiatives put forward in his statement, focusing on the topics that have an impact upon the pensions landscape, savings, personal taxation and businesses.


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