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Sun Bank offers new buy to let rates

Sun Bank is offering lower rates across its buy to let range of products available to both mainstream borrowers and complex prime borrowers.

The mortgage bank is providing a choice between two, three and five year fixed rate deals as well as a variable rate.

The new range includes a discounted rate of 5.99 per cent until June 2002, a fixed rate of 6.75 per cent until June 2003, a redemption free fixed rate of 7.24 per cent until June 2004, a fixed rate of 6.99 per cent until June 2006 and a new variable rate of 7.49 per cent.

Sun Bank marketing director Chris Cummings says: “Sun Bank has seen its buy to let business nearly double this year, compared with the first few months of 2000, breaking the CML estimated market trend of 10 per cent growth.”


Stakeholder waiver of premium rules &#39are a hornets&#39 nest&#39

The General Insurance Standards Council says rules forcing it to regulate IFAs on sales of waiver of premium for stakeholder are a “hornets&#39 nest of complication”.IFAs must submit to two regulators if they sell waiver of premium with stakeholder after September. Advisers have been aware for a number of years that failure to offer waiver […]

New generation for friends

Blair feels that the content is fine but would prefer one brochure rather than all the different inserts.Summing up, Ward says: “It was necessary to refer to external product analysis to establish charges, commission and limitations.”Duchart is not overly impressed: “I see no reason to use this above any other pension on the market.”Blair adds: […]

Autif shake-up for investment sectors

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Financial services website is offering details of stakeholder providers and guidance on the new pension although the company is steering clear of the market.The site&#39s stakeholder wizard sits alongside similar guides for products sold by the company, including Isas, mortgages and personal loans. The interactive tool gives details on charges and fund choices to […]

Tax year-end planning with the family

From the Technical team at Prudential Let’s face it, many aspects of financial planning involve a lot of technical detail. At our face-to-face events, we’ve had great success bringing these technical topics to life through the use of practical case studies. Meet the family Prudential’s Planning Matters hub brings together a fictional family and explores […]


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