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Three-year fix for adverse credit

Kensington Mortgages is offering a three-year fixed-rate mortgage for adverse-credit clients. It says it is the first specialist lender to offer such a deal. Rates on the mortgage start at 5.75 per cent and are fixed until November 30, 2006. There are no early repayment charges after the first three years. Kensington has extended the end dates for its one-year fixed and discounted interest rates which start from 3.9 per cent until November 30, 2004.

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Yorkshire Guernsey – Equity Linked Bond

Type: Guaranteed equity bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £10,000-£500,000 Term: Five years Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of performance in index Return: 100% growth at end of term Closing date: September 23, 2003 Commission: None Tel: 0044148 1710 150

AMI gains 2000 members

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has announced it now has 2000 members.

Abbey National appoints Mark Stephens as head of commercial mortgages

Mark Stephens has been appointed as head of commercial mortgages at Abbey National, replacing Jeff Watson. Stephens has been at Abbey since 2002 and has previously headed up the business development side of the commercial mortgage business. Director of Abbey National business Gary Hockey-Morley says: “Jeff has helped to establish the commercial mortgage arm as […]

Franklin Templeton sets sights on UK market

Franklin Templeton Investments has unveiled four Oeic funds as part of its plans to attract more business from UK investors. Until recently, the main focus of the company&#39s fund range was Luxemburg but it acquired a Dublin base in 2000 when it acquired Fiduciary. However, the company decided the best way to attract UK business […]

State of the markets: global growth

In conversation with journalist Alexis Xydias, Artemis Global Growth Fund manager Peter Saacke discusses the state of global markets and how he is positioning his fund. Peter gives his views on the growth potential of US, Europe and emerging markets, each of which is on a different stage of the road to recovery. And with a […]

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