The Woolwich is offering a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage at 4.98 per cent.
The Finance Act 2006 is now with us. The 34 paragraphs in Schedule 20 are organised in six parts dealing with: Trusts for bereaved minors, age 18-25 trusts and accumulation & maintenance trusts. Interests in possession. Related amendments in IHTA 1984. Related amendments in TCGA 1992. Property subject to a reservation. Conditional exemption – relief […]
Promotions in the general insurance and sub-prime mortgage sectors are still not up to standard, says the FSA. A report evaluated nearly 1,000 financial promotions to gauge progress over the past two years. Investment promotions which fell below standard dropped to 32 per cent from 52 per cent in 2004. Equity-release and lifetime mortgage promotions […]
Former Beacon Homeloans director Brian Pitt has joined Kensington along with former SPML director of credit Stuart Aitken. The pair will look at strategic opportunities in the specialist lending sector.
The actions of OPEC have forced the oil supply to fall and producers to cut costs and rationalise, says Richard Hulf In an interview with journalist Alexis Xydias, Richard Hulf, manager of the Artemis Global Energy Fund, explains the impact of the fall in the oil price on energy companies. Alexis also quizzes Richard on […]
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