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Women understand remortgaging better than men

New research from The MarketPlace at Bradford & Bingley claims that women understand the remortgaging process better than men. The research says 48 per cent of women think the remortgaging process is straightforward, while only 39 per cent of men believe the process is easy.

Only a third of women (34 per cent) believe the process too complicated, in comparison with almost half of all men (46 per cent) who are confused by the process.

Mortgage development manager Elliot Nathan says: “This research shows that when it comes to remortgaging, women unequivocally wear the trousers.”


Man blends style with protection

Man Investments has created Man Global Strategies diversified series 2, a capital-protected fund of hedge funds that provides income or growth. This product provides access to the Man Global Strategies diversified portfolio through capital bonds and income bonds in three different currencies &#45 Euros, dollars and Swiss francs. Man Global Strategies constructs and manages hedge […]

FSA aiming to boost consumer capability

The FSA has set out a major national strategy for improving financial capability. The financial capability steering group, which was set up by the FSA to look into ways of improving financial capability, has identified seven key areas – schools, young adults, work, families, retirement, borrowing and advice – that will be developed and implemented […]

Bureau moving into income protection

The Special Risks Bureau is extending its business to include income protection and impaired annuities from June and September respectively. SRB, known for sourcing complex life and health policies since October 2003, will establish an income protection panel and a generic application form. These will be accessible to its 350 IFA member practices and a […]

Wake-up call for industry

The key findings of research among consumers carried out by NOP for the FSA were that: • Consumers generally find it difficult to compare financial companies or advisers, mainly because it is thought to be confusing • Over 25 per cent of respondents were not aware of how firms are rewarded for selling products or […]

Developing your personal relationships – Webex

Read more 9amFinancial advisers and solicitors working together Presented by Ian Muirhead, director & chairman at Solicitors for Impartial Advice (SIFA) Listen to Ian’s expert insight and experiences of how financial advisers and solicitors can work together to deliver mutual benefit and enhanced client outcomes. Register here 10am Financial advisers and accountants working together Presented […]


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