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Yorkshire BS and Accord on business since October 31.

Yorkshire Building Society and Accord Mortgages have been receiving KFIs since Sunday.

YBS corporate affairs manager David Holmes says the society has received 100 optional and 15 compulsory KFIs, while Accord has received 38 optional and 29 compulsorty KFIs already.


A new zeal for pension saving

New Zealand retirement commissioner Diana Crossan has a message for the likes of Adair Turner who would advise politicians on pension reform: “You have to say it over and over again – people need to know it is happening.” Crossan will be outlining her views at the ABI Saver Summit in London on November 2. […]

First State compelled by China

FIRST STATE INVESTMENTS First State Greater China Growth Fund Type: Ucits Aim: Growth by investing in companies based in or which derive their income from the People&#39s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan Minimum investment: Lump sum $1,500 Investment split: Hong Kong 45.1%, Taiwan 26.5%, other 28.2%, cash 0.2% Place of registration: Dublin Charges: […]

Constructive approach

I wanted to respond to Mark Dampier&#39s letter (Money Marketing, October 21). The Bates analysis that MM used to write the story aimed to point out that even during periods where stockmarkets were flat, there are funds in both the UK all companies and UK equity income sectors that have demonstrated the ability to deliver […]

Statutory regime benefits sub-prime market says BM Solutions

BM Solutions director of mortgages Michael Bolton says the sub-prime market, for those with impaired credit records will particulary benefit from statutory mortgage regulation. He says years ago, the sub-prime market was particularly dominated by hiigh charging and unfair practices. Bolton says: “It is now up to all parts of the mortgage market to embrace […]


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