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Norwich & Peterborough – Two Year Fixed Rate Bond

Tuesday, 3 July 2001.

Type: High interest account.

Minimum-maximum investment: £1,000-no maximum.

Interest rates: 5.7 per cent gross a year, 5.56 per cent gross a month.

Term: Two years.

Offer period: Until further notice.

Withdrawal penalties: 120 days&#39 loss of interest on amount withdrawn unless at least £1,000 remains in bond.

Tel: 0845 3002511.


Baillie Gifford – Developed Asia Pacific Fund

Thursday, 4 July 2001.Type: Oeic.Aim: Growth by investing in medium to large cap companies in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £50.Investment split: Australia 48 per cent, New Zealand 1.5 per cent, Hong Kong 42.5 per cent, Singapore 5.5 per cent, cash 2.5 per cent.Isa link: No.Pep transfers: No.Charges: […]

Wesleyan extends mortgage guarantee

Wesleyan Assurance Society is extending it&#39s mortgage guarantee to cover all policies maturing before January 1 2008. Customers will be guaranteed that the maturity value of their policy will repay the amount of their original loan. This mortgage guarantee is part of Wesleyan&#39s mutual rewards scheme.

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The caricature of the commission-hungry IFA is an image that the industry sometimes struggles to dispel.Not only has Ron Sandler, head of the new Treasury review into retail investment, given notice of his intention to examine what he has described as the “ambiguities” inherent in distribution, but the subject of commission is used repeatedly to […]

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It is difficult to feel sorry for a regulator but the FSA has probably done the best it could with an ill-thought through hospital pass from The Treasury. There was a great opportunity to create a single regulatory framework for the mortgage industry while meeting the objectives of raising public awareness and increasing consumer protection.The […]


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