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Personal loans for Mortgage Intelligence

Broker club Mortgage Intelligence is moving into personal loans through partnerships with Halifax and the Royal Bank of Scotland. MI members will be able to offer clients unsecured loans as well as mortgages. Halifax will pay brokers a procuration fee of 1 per cent of the loan amount while the Royal Bank of Scotland will make a flat payment of £200. Mortgage Intelligence believes this move will help brokers meet clients&#39 needs as many people decide to take out a loan shortly after arranging their first mortgage.


Rate fears as George warns on price rises

Bank of England governor Eddie George&#39s declaration last week that the boom in the housing market is unsustainable has split industry opinion over whether it will lead to a hike in interest rates.Speaking at a Treasury select committee meeting last week, George and other monetary policy committee members told MPs that the recent growth in […]

State Street Global Advisors – StreetTRACKS MSCI Europe Industrials ETF

Wednesday, June 19, 2002Type: Exchange traded fundAim: Growth by tracking the MSCI industrial Europe indexMinimum investment: Subject to negotiation with stockbroker Maximum investment: NonePlace of registration: UKIsa link: YesPep transfers: YesCharges: Annual 0.5%Commission: NoneContact:

Lenders say buy-to-let boom will continue

Buy-to-let lenders are are still positive despite warnings of a market downturn and the Bank of England saying property price leaps are unsustainable.Paragon Mortgages and Capital Home Loans say they are confident about the future of the letting market. They argue that property is a good long-term investment compared with alternatives such as the stockmarket.Paragon […]

Product matters

My first reaction on reading about the new Aon Sipp was “Not another Sipp”. However, in reality, this underlines the demand from the growing number of people who now wish to have greater control of both their pre- and post-retirement planning.Much comment has been made regarding Sipps being expensive. But, with increased competition, I believe […]

How can I help develop my professional connections?

Graeme Ballantyne, business consultancy manager, looks at how you can maximise the opportunities through your professional connections As we move through the summer months it’s perhaps a good time to pause and reflect on whether the plans you’ve made for your business are bearing fruit. One area we at PruConsulting know many advisers have been […]


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