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Skipton launches new mortgage range

Skipton Building Society has launched a new range of mortgages which includes a flexible three year fixed rate mortgage at 5.69 per cent, a flexible three year capped rate mortgage at an initial rate of 4.99 per cent (capped at 5.75%) and a flexible base rate tracker at an initial rate of 4.50 per cent.

All products are available at up to 95 per cent loan to value with free MIG up to 90 per cent. Early repayment charges, up to a maximum of five per cent of the original loan, apply on all products except the base rate tracker mortgage.


Inside Edge – David Copland

In 1999, when we changed our name from Advance Mortgage Funding to Pink Home Loans, some in the mortgage industry referred to an expression used by my favourite tennis player John McEnroe: “You cannot be serious.” But we have always been serious at Pink. Having started life as a packager in 1990 and not being […]

Lacomp – British Enterprise EIS Fund 3

Type: Enterprise investment scheme fund Aim: Growth by investing in unquoted small and early stage companies Minimum investment: Lump sum £3,000 Closing date: July 31, 2004 Charges: Initial 2.5%, annual 1.5% Commission:Initial up to 4%, renewal 0.5% for first three years Tel: 01726 475123

New Star passes £2bn in retail sales

New Star has attracted more than £2bn gross into its retail funds since launch in July 2001. The group&#39s retail funds under management now stand at £4.7bn.Managing director Mark Skinner says: “To have attracted this sum of money during the past three years of difficult market conditions is a significant achievement for New Star and […]

Scotts fined by FSA

The FSA has fined Scotts Private Client Services Ltd £25,000 for serious failings which led to the firm introducing US $9.7m (£6.7m) of investors&#39 funds into an authorised and apparently unlawful investment scheme. Between December 2001 and October 2002 Scotts failed to carry out adequate due diligence and introduced 34 investors to an investment scheme […]

Mark Page: why my biggest overweight stock is a discount Spanish retailer

Artemis European Opportunities Fund manager Mark Page is questioned about the merits of investing in Spanish supermarket group, Dia. Dia is a 7,000-store Spanish discount supermarket chain. But with cheaper food prices coming on to the market and an improving Spanish economy, journalist Alexis Xydias questions Mark about its inclusion in the Artemis European Opportunities […]


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