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Royal & SunAlliance launches 100 per cent flexible mortgage

Royal & SunAlliance Life & pensions has teamed up with the Royal Bank of Scotland to offer a 100 per cent loan to value flexible mortgage.

The loan has a standard variable rate of 6.85 per cent and allows borrowers to add legal and survey fees to the loan, subject to a maximum of £1,000.

Procuration fees are available on a sliding scale ranging from £250 loans of £25,000 to £50,000 to £1,875 for loans of £150,000 to £250,000.

RSA&#39s market manager mortgages Mark Evans says: &#34The 100 per cent flexible mortgage is a great package, offering adaptability to suit all buyers&#39 needs.&#34


Axa Sun Life launches simplified with-profits annuity

Axa Sun Life is launching a simplified with-profits annuity with a bias towards equity investment.Retirement specialist The Annuity Bureau has welcomed the launch saying it is likely to prove popular with people willing to take a small amount of risk with their pension fund in the hope of future returns.The bureau&#39s managing director Peter Quinton […]

IFA publishes guide to Corporate Bond Isas

The David Aaron Partnership is publishing a guide to Corporate Bond Isas.The guide describes the best features and attractions of corporate bond Isas and explains the different tax status of corporate bonds compared to dividends from equity investments.It also gives portfolio breakdowns, providing investors with details of what type of securities the Isa is invested […]

Scottish Building Society cuts mortgage rate

Scottish Building Society has cut its mortgage base rate by 0.15 per cent.The cut reduces the Society&#39s base rate to 6.6 per cent from 6.75 per cent. It is applicable to both new and existing customers, and takes immediate effect.

CGU wins British insurance award

CGU Direct Financial Services has scooped the prize of best life and pensions sales force at the fifth annual British Insurance Awards.The insurance awards aim to reward companies for demonstrating best practice, professional competitive spirit and service to the public.The awards are designed as a benchmark for quality service within the industry.The award was presented […]

Time for a new approach to asset allocation

Trevor Greetham, RLAM’s head of multi asset, introduces the recentlylaunched RL GMAPs. Asset allocation has become an increasingly difficult challenge for investors and advisers in the years since the financial crisis. Sometimes violent price swings in stock and commodity markets coupled with the collapse in the rate of interest on bonds have made it harder […]


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