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Standard Life Bank&#39s futureperfect good for £61m

Standard Life Bank has announced it has approved £61m in loans through its new Futureperfect mortgage product in the first two days it has been available.

The product offers a guaranteed 6.25 per cent capped rate for the entire 25 year lifespan.

It is the first product of its kind, and the industry has received it warmly.

Many mortgage brokers say when they sell it to potential clients they will market it as a five year product with the option to continue.

Given the redemption structure of Futureperfect, after the initial five years, borrowers can escape with no penalty.


Pinkexpress bids to speed up mortgages

Mortgage packager Pink Home Loans is setting up a fast-track mortgageapplication service in response to broker frustration with admin delays.The Pinkexpress service is being launched with The Mortgage Business andFirst Active Financial this month.It aims to streamline and accelerate administration of applications so anoffer can be made in 24 hours and pay procuration fees within […]

Hitting the high notes over Pep transfers

Why consider Pep transfers? With so much of an individual&#39s investmentbeing held within Peps, there is a constant need to ensure the assetsinvested in are still meeting the aims agreed at the point of purchase.Within the fund management industry, it is apparent that new star fundswill appear at the expense of some old favourites which […]

Aisa chief&#39s flying high again as internet hero

IFA James Caldwell is being featured alongside Virgin&#39s Richard Branson ina book published last week entitled book, written by Louise Proddow, features interviews with 50“netpreneurs”, including ex-RAF pilot and IFA Caldwell.Published by Hodder & Stoughton, the book aims to share in the secrets ofthe personalities behind existing big businesses as well as some of […]

Hague in bid to alter stakeholder

Tory leader William Hague has tabled a House of Commons motion calling forthe annulment of the Government&#39s stakeholder pension regulations.The move by the Conservatives is seen as the party&#39s last opportunity toensure its concerns about the proposals are raised. The Tories say becauseof the way stakeholder has been introduced by the DSS, it will not […]

Life begins at…

By Fiona Holmes, proposition communications manager Having reached a certain age (it’s the new 40 by the way), I’m having to come to terms with the fact that my peers and I aren’t as immune from illness or death as we’d like to think. That’s the problem with 30 being the new 20 and 40 […]


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