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Skipton launches fixed rate bond

Skipton Building Society has launched a fixed rate bond with an interest rate of 4.4 per cent gross per annum until March 1 2003.

The minimum required investment is £3,000 and the maximum is £1m.

Skipton says the limited issue bond is a straightforward account for investors and is suited to an economic environment where interest rates are at their lowest for several years.


ZAN chief jubilant at CP121

Zurich Advice Network distribution chief executive Keith Baldwin has crowed at a salesforce conference about depolarisation and a crisis of confidence among IFAs.In the company&#39s internal newsletter covering its January conference, Baldwin says: “The key point is the endless debate about independence versus tied is at long last redundant. The status of an adviser is […]

Providers and client poaching

I recently remortgaged with the Alliance & Leicester.I was surprised to receive a subsequent invitation from them to effect ASU cover (or mortgage protection cover, as they termed it).This was sent despite my signing a declaration acknowledging that it had been offered but that I wished to decline.I rang the general manager of Insurance Services […]

GNI guarantees hedge return

GNI Fund Management, a subsidiary of Old Mutual, has followed up its two GNI global strategies funds with GNI global strategies, a capital guaranteed offshore fund that invests in hedge fund strategies and futures.The fund is structured as an Oeic and aims to produce a target return of 14 per cent a year over its […]

Mortgage Express/Exclusive Connections – fixed rate BTL

Exclusive Connections/Mortgage Express launch fixed rate BTLType: Buy-to-let fixedFixed rate: 6.49 per centFixed until: 03 March 2005Minimum loan: £40,000Maximum loan: £1m Rental income: 130 per cent Conditions: Remortgage only, allowing an unlimited number of properties up to £1m. Full status only.Features: Available to employed and self-employed, legal fees included and valuation fee refunded.Redemption fees: Six […]


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