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Woolwich – Openplan Flexible Mortgage – Five-Year Fixed Rate

Type: Flexible fixed-rate mortgage

Fixed term: Until October 31, 2008

Fixed rate: 4.79%

Minimum loan: £5,000

Maximum loan: Up to 95% of valuation subject to a maximum of £250,000, up to 90% of valuation subject to a maximum of £500,000, up to 80% of valuation subject to no maximum

Income multiples: Up to 3.25 times principal income plus second or 2.5 times joint

Redemption fee: Six months&#39 interest until October 31, 2008

Flexible features: Overpayments of up to 10% a year, underpayments, payment holidays, interest calculated daily, lump sum withdrawals

Arrangement fee: £395

Introducer&#39s fee: Subject to negotiation

Contact: 02920 547685


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Research by JP Morgan Fleming reveals that only one in four working adults in the UK can look forward to a cosy retirement.Its Pension Map of Britain 2003 shows a massive fall of 3.4 million adults since 1996 in the number who are likely to receive a comfortable income in retirement – defined as a […]

Endowment complaints justified, says CA report

The Consumers&#39 Association says its recent online survey confirms that consumer complaints about endowment misselling are justified.The survey shows that 53 per cent of consumers have had their endowment complaints rejected.Eight-six per cent of consumers complained that they were not told there was a risk that the endowment would not pay off their loan and […]

Artemis – Multi-Manager Fixed Interest Fund

Type: Unit trust fund of funds Aim: Income by investing in a portfolio of fixed-interest funds Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000 Investment split: Newton international bond 18.1%, Old Mutual corporate bond 16.2%, Threadneedle strategic bond 15.1%, Insight global monthly income 14.9%, Thames River high income 11.9%, Isis strategic bond 10.9%, Baring global bond 7.5%, cash […]

Platinum Capital Management – Platinum Turnberry Fund

Type: Hedge fund Aim: Growth by investing in distressed securities via the Turnberry master fund Minimum investment:$100,000, euros 100,000 Place of registration: Cayman Islands Investment split: 100% in distressed securities Charges: Annual 1.5% Commission: Subject to negotiation Tel: 020 7887 6110

Responsibility Matters

The latest update from the Sustainable Investments Team at Royal London Asset Management, Responsibility Matters, is now available. In this edition the team look at issues such as the growing acceptance of sustainable investing and technology in China. Read the update here: The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and […]


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