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Norwich Union cuts rate on equity release loans

Norwich Union is reducing the interest rate on its equity release loans in line with the recent fall in long term interest rates.

The new rate on NU’s Flexible Cash Release plan is 7.79 per cent from 8.25 per cent. The rate for its Flexible Income Release plan is now 7.94 per cent from 8.4 per cent


Northern Rock looks to the base rate

Northern Rock has introduced the five-year base rate tracker mortgage.Until February 1, 2007 the mortgage will be set at 1.5 per cent above the base rate for loans of up to 75 per cent of the property valuation, giving it a payable rate of 5.5 per cent.The mortgage can be used to buy up to […]

Pink brings in long redemption fee

Pink Homes Loans is hoping to undercut the opposition with the exclusive buy-to-let mortgage, funded by Mortgage Express.The mortgage is fixed at 1.99 per cent until December 3, 2002, after which the rate will be 1.75 per cent above the Bank of England base rate for the term of the loan. It is available for […]

Lombard goes through investment phase

Lombard International Assurance has introduced the phased investment programme, an offshore bond that is designed to reassure investors who are concerned about stockmarket volatility.Economic uncertainty has meant some have been tempted to stay away from the stockmarket and may be losing out at a time when share prices are low.This bond aims to remedy that […]

Abroad outline of taxation

I am a woman rapidly approaching my 60th birthday. I have taken early retirement from the Civil Service and I live most of the year in Turkey on my partner&#39s boat but do travel back home to Liverpool for long visits to see my family. I have a portfolio of over £100,000 and already receive […]


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