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UCB aids advisers with free guide to buy to let

Nationwide specialist lending arm UCB Home Loans is offering a free guide

to buy-to-let borrowing.

The guide has been designed to help intermediaries explain to clients the

benefits and pitfalls of becoming a landlord and covers issues including

tax, tenancy agreements and financing.

UCB is offering the guide after independent research by the University of

York showed private landlords got gross returns of 8.3 per cent in the

third quarter of last year in addition to the general increase in the value

of the property.

UCB managing director Charles Reed says: “We have launched this guide to

help people through the buy-to-let process and inform them of what is


“More and more people are entering this market and we hope to ensure they

get the most out of investing in property.”


Chelsea Building Society – 2 Year Fixed Rate Bond (9th Issue)

Tuesday, 26 June 2001.Type: High interest account.Minimum-maximum investment: £1,000-£500,000.Interest rates: 6 per cent gross a year, 5.84 per cent gross a month. Term: Until November 1, 2003.Offer period: Until further notice.Withdrawal penalties: 60 days&#39 loss of interest on amount withdrawn until November 2, 2003.Tel: 08702 404808.

Zurich in U-turn on gay cover

Zurich Life is to offer life insurance to gay men for the first time in apolicy U-turn that follows media criticism of its procedures. It changed its policy after it told an online survey by gay that it would not insure gay men. The survey led the ABIto call for life companies to reassess […]

Teather & Greenwood appoints pharms analyst

Teather & Greenwood is appointing Stephen Waterman as pharmaceuticals and biotechnology analyst, teaming up with existing analyst Howard Miller.Waterman joins after three years with pharmaceutical database provider Evaluate Pharma, where he was senior pharmaceuticals and biotechnology analyst, prior to which he obtained a Ph.D in Neuropharmacology at Cambridge University.Teather & Greenwood head of research Michael […]

Consumers can put their faith in Yodlee service

I write in response to the article in Money Marketing headlined,Aggregation deals on hold after a scrape with the law. Indeed, the FSA recently warned that aggregation falls outside its remitand has urged banks to check legal and security issues thoroughly beforethey partner with an aggregation organisation to offer such a service totheir customers. As […]

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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