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Platform Home Loans – Fast Track Jumbo

Tuesday, 17th October 2000.

Type: Self-certification mortgage.

Discounted term: Until August 1, 2001.

Discount: 1.25 per cent.

Payable rate: 4.5 per cent above LIBOR rate.

Minimum loan: £500,000.Maximum loan: Up to 70 per cent of valuation subject to a maximum of £1m.

Income multiples: 3.5 times principal income plus second or three times joint.

Arrangement fee: £395.

Redemption fee: Year one &#45 five per cent of advance, year two &#45 three per cent of advance, year three &#45 two per cent of advance, one month&#39s notice or one per cent of advance thereafter.

Conditions: Building insurance fee of £30 a year if cover not arranged through Platform Home Loans.

Introducer&#39s fee: 1 per cent of loan.

Tel: 0845 600 7100.


Investec Asset Management – Wireless World Fund

Monday, 16th October 2000.Type: Ucits.Aim: Growth by investing in mobile access to the Internet.Minimum investment: A shares – $3,000, B shares – $250,000.Investment split: 46 per cent US, 11 per cent Sweden, 10 per cent UK, 9 per cent Israel, 8 per cent France, 6 per cent Finland, 4 per cent China, 3 per cent […]

Widows takes another bite of Morillo cherry

Indignation at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership&#39s continuing boasts about the performance of its European fund nine months after the departure of star fund manager Albert Morillo shows the issue of past performance is still alive and kicking.The FSA stated in its recent report on past performance that: “Retail investors cannot increase their chance of choosing […]

Tony Filbin

With less than 12 months for companies to designate their stakeholder provider, the far-reaching impact of stake-holder pensions on benefit design is now an issue many companies are dealing with and will result in increased corporate activity and hence demand for adviser time.There are a number of key questions facing companies: Am I exempt from […]

Scottish Widows – Extra Income & Growth Plan

Tuesday, 17th October 2000.Type: Stocks and shares mini Isa.Aim: Income or growth by investing in Stockmarket growth 2.Minimum investment: Lump sum £7,000 for Isa, £10,000 for direct investment.Maximum investment: Lump sum £7,000 for Isa, or £1 million for direct investment.Catmarked: No.Investment choice: Stockmarket growth 2.Yield: Annual payments over three years and one month of 10.25 […]


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