View more on these topics

Portman adds three discounts in revamp

Portman Building Society is revamping its mortgage range and adding three


products.


The loans in the revised range include a long-term discount, a two-year


successor discount and a discount with no fees.


The long-term discount mortgage offers a 0.5 per cent discount on the


standard variable rate of 7.49 per cent until June 1, 2005.


The successor discount offers a 1.5 per cent discount on the SVR until


June 1, 2002 and is capped at 6.99 per cent. Borrowers can then move on to


another Portman mortgage.


The discount with no fees mortgage does not impose penalties for


acceptance or early repayment. The discount is 1 per cent until June 1,


2003.


Three new products available exclusively through the society&#39s 115


branches are a base-rate tracker, a rapid remortgage and a two-year fix at


5.99 per cent until June 1, 2002.

Recommended

Children&#39s tax credit where it&#39s due

For those of you who regularly advise couples living together andfinancially supporting children, life will get increasingly awkward fromApril 3, 2001. You will need to start preparing for it now, if you have notalready done so.In last year&#39s Budget speech, Chancellor Gordon Brown announced theGovernment would introduce a new children&#39s tax credit from April 2001.In […]

Blip in the biotech story

Schroder is kicking off the second Isa season by launching a globalhealthcare fund and analysts believe its timing could not be better.The healthcare sector has been driven by biotech stocks and valuationshave soared. But the jitters in technology stocks have caused biotechs toplunge and analysts expect this could open up a buying opportunity.Framlington sales & […]

Bupa International is….

Bupa International is investing £8.5m in its services to customers andbrokers internationally. The drive includes a new website for brokers whichthe independent healthcare provider says will improve the quality ofservices that intermediaries can deliver and will be backed by a newadvertising campaign.Pictured above is a still from Bupa International new corporate videoentitled, Seven Seconds Away.

Life offices refute claims of clawback blundering

Life offices deny that they are making a huge number of commissionclawback claims in error despite the findings of network DBS.As reported last week in Money Marketing, DBS discovered that half ofcommission clawback claims made to its members were not genuine. Theanomaly was discovered when it set up an online service enabling IFAs tocheck on […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment