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Pink Home Loans 3-year discount

Pink Home Loans, discounted mortgage

Discounted term: 3 year stepped discount

Discount: 2.4% year one, 1.4% year two, 0.4% year three

Payable rate: 2.4% year one, 1.4% year two, 5.34% year three

Minimum loan: £25,001

Maximum loan: £300,000 up to 80% LTV

Income multiples: above 85% LTV 3 times principal, 2.75 times joint; between 75 and 85% LTV 3.25 times principal, 2.6 times joint; up to 75% LTV 3.5 times principal, 2.75 times joint

Arrangement fee: £295

Redemption fee: 3% of amount repaid in year one, 2% in year two, 1% in year three

Conditions: direct submission only

Introducer&#39s fee: 0.5%

Tel: 01902 317 375

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Friday, January 18, 2002.Type: Guaranteed growth bond.Minimum-maximum investment: £2,000-£1m.Term: Until April 14, 2004.Interest rate: 9.25 per cent less Royal Bank of Scotland baserate.Charges: None.Return: Capital returned in full along with 9.25 per cent less RoyalBank of Scotland base rate.Guarantee: Capital returned in full along with 4 per cent grossinterest a year.Commission: None.Tel: 0800 446776.

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Sticking to valuation discipline when investing in China

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