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Skipton joins BuildLoan panel

Skipton Building Society has joined the BuildLoan self-build mortgage lending panel with an exclusive two year stepped discount mortgage.

BuildLoan is an initiative from BuildStore which aims to open up the self build market to intermediaries who it says were poorly serviced in this area.

The key features of the BuildLoan self-build mortgage up to 95 per cent of purchase so clients only require a minimal deposit to buy their land, up to 95 per cent of build costs and lending of 95 per cent of the final value.


Unum in disability initiative

UnumProvident is joining forces with Jobcentre Plus and the Employers Forum on Disability to launch a reference pack advising companies on employing the disabled.The Knowledge – Disability Solutions for Employers puts the case for employing disabled people and gives information about legislation, how to make adjustments to accommodate disabled employees and how to gain access […]

Life offices to shun &#39safe haven&#39 if cap stays at 1%

Norwich Union chief executive Philip Scott is threatening to shun Sandler&#39s proposed stakeholder suite of safe-haven products unless the 1 per cent price cap is revised.Lloyds TSB, Standard Life, Friends Provident and Scottish Life have also added their voices of dissent to the proposals, which could leave the Government launching products that providers are unwilling […]

Towers Perrin appoints Frank Russell

Management consultants Towers Perrin will outsource asset management to investment services firm Frank Russell Company&#39s manager of manager services for its pension plan clients in the UK.The strategic alliance passes responsibility for active asset manager selection to Russell, who will be fully responsible for delivering investment performance, while Towers Perrin will focus on strategic financial […]

Fixed rate bond from Northern Rock

Northern Rock is issuing a new fixed rate bond and equity tracker product, called Fifty:Fifty Issue 11.Opening balances of between £5,000 and £2m on the limited issue, which is available until 11 September, will be split equally between a two year fixed rate bond paying 8 per cent gross per annum fixed until September 2004 […]


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