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Rock rolls into sub-prime sector

Northern Rock has become the latest major mortgage lender to launch into the sub-prime market. Loans will be sourced and processed by the company but passed to Lehman Brothers on completion.


All clear ahead?

The state pension system is too important to be so complicated.

Out of Context

“I can be seen dragging tyres around my local park. If you drag tyres around a park, you attract a lot of attention, particularly from dogs and council workers.”Steve Jones from N4 Solutions on training for the Polar Challenge this summer“That Widow is probably the only girl I’ve seen that can look Briggsy in the […]

5% Slump in young people taking out life insurance

The number of young people buying life cover has fallen by 5 per cent in the past year, according to Lifesearch.The protection company released its new business figures,which showed that people aged 35 years and under buying some form of life cover had fallen by 5 per cent to 31 per cent in the 12 […]

Don’t play chicken with the Bank of Japan

By Josh Ausden, Head of Client Investment Strategy, Neptune Short-term yen strength has hurt the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund but recent events have only added weight to our conviction that the Bank of Japan will act to ease policy, boosting multinationals’ profits and weakening the yen. In recent weeks the performance of the Japanese stockmarket […]


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