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Savills launches three-year tracker

Savills Private Finance is launching a three year tracker mortgage for purchases and remortgages. The product tracks the Bank of England base rate plus 0.15 per cent for three years and then reverts to base rate plus 1 per cent for the life of the loan. The current pay rate is 3.65 per cent. Minimum loan size is £25,001 and maximum is £2 million. There is an arrangement fee of £395 and loan to value is 95 per cent for up to £100,000, 90 per cent to £300,000, 85 per cent to £500,000 and 70 per cent to £1 million.


L&G offer Protected Index Plan 5 from August 18

Legal & General is now offering Protected Index Plan 5 as part of its protected investment series, available from August 18 to October 10.Described as for investors looking for a low risk equity market investment, protected index plan 5 provides growth in the FTSE 100 index up to a maximum of 55 per cent. The […]

PI is no longer protection but a danger to IFAs

The FSA tells us that over the period between June and September, 72 per cent of intermediaries applying for professional indemnity insurance were able to get the cover they required. Great. So no problem then.I wonder what their reaction would be if over one in four of the FSA staff were told that they would […]

Karen Ritchie

I the pleasant surroundings of Cambridge in a region of Britain with the lowest proportion of female IFAs, a small firm of all-women advisers has been growing rapidly in clients and holdings – as well as repute.Karen Ritchie and her partners set up Finance4Women in 2002 with a view to providing advice for the women […]

NU considers bank-style charges

The life insurance industry must consider hitting policyholders with “bank-style” service charges in the future according to Norwich Union. Following newswire reports that life offices are planning extra charges for services such as access to calling centres and requesting additional statements, the ABI says it is not aware of any such plans. But an NU […]

Simon Fletcher

Auto-enrolment: pay attention or pay the price

By Simon Fletcher

As a chief executive officer of a business in the financial services sector, I have been dealing with the introduction of auto-enrolment for our clients for some time, but I can also speak from an employer’s point of view, having to go through the process ourselves.


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