Research conducted among 1,400 intermediaries has revealed increasing demand for mortgages with flexible features. The survey by specialist lender UCB Home Loans found that 69 per cent of advisers reported an increase in the number of applicants requesting flexible features on their tracker mortgages last year.
Mortgage brokers can bid for leads under a scheme developed by Paaleads.com.
iFunds, a franchise of Raymond James Investment Services, has introduced a global growth fund of funds investing in exchange-traded funds. The MFM iFunds ETF global growth fund provides exposure to single-country or regional ETFs that are weighted according to volatility rather than market cap. The fund, administered by Marlborough Fund Managers, has a £1,000 minimum […]
Standard Life has suggested auto-enrolling people into a life insurance policy as they enter the NPSS to address the “criminal” lack of protection for many low-paid employees. Speaking at a fringe event at the Labour Party conference in Manchester last week, chief executive Trevor Matthews said a similar scheme worked in Australia when pension compulsion […]
Mortgage brokers will now be able to bid for leads under a scheme developed by Paaleads.com.Intermediaries can submit a bid and the higher the offer the more chance they have of receiving the number of leads they want in their chosen area as quickly as possible as the system gives priority to the highest bidder. […]
By Mark Martin, Investment Director & Head of UK Equities Register for a live update on 9 July at 14.30 with Mark Martin, who will be discussing Chancellor George Osborne’s ‘emergency’ summer budget, the UK equity landscape post May’s General Election and his outlook for the second half of 2015. Mark will also highlight the […]
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