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NatWest to cut rates on five-year fixes


NatWest Intermediary Solutions will cut rates on some of its five-year residential fixed rate deals by between 20 and 28 basis points tomorrow. The five-year fix changes are: Residential – purchase 60 per cent LTV decreasing by 28bps to 2.25 per cent (APRC 3.5 per cent, SVR 4 per cent), £995 product fee 70 per […]

Yorkshire launches 1.14 per cent two-year fix


Yorkshire Building Society has launched a 1.14 per cent two-year fixed mortgage at 65 per cent LTV. The lender says this is the lowest two-year fixed rate from any provider. The mortgage has a £1,345 product fee and is available as an equivalent offset at 1.34%. It launched last Thursday. Yorkshire Building Society product manager […]

FCA rules out product levy in FSCS funding review


A product-based levy has been ruled out as a potential funding model for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, according to Mortgage Strategy‘s sister title Money Marketing. The FCA held its first roundtable meeting about the FSCS funding model last week after the Financial Advice Market Review kickstarted a review into the scheme. The review is […]

Market Watch: How easily can borrowers change lender?


Government plans to bring in seven-day mortgages are well-intentioned but has strings attached There was a flurry of discussion last week over mooted Government plans to give homeowners the legal right to switch mortgage providers within seven days. A consultation is set to be launched on whether mortgage companies should be forced to allow customers […]

Together hires Co-operative financial director


Together has hired Co-operative Bank financial director of retail, commercial and business banking businesses Helga Wright. Wright will be commercial finance director at Together. Wright says: “Together is experiencing exceptional growth and it’s an exciting time to join, given the boom in the alternative finance sector.” Together group chairman Mike McTighe says: “Helga is a […]

Mainly IFA news…

MPs attack ‘misleading’ EU referendum claims


Treasury accused of ‘misrepresenting’ statistics in EU referendum campaign

EEA investor group hits out at advisers


Investor group criticises advisers for holding information back from clients.

Alliance Trust starts strategic review as £5bn merger talks begin


Investment trust RIT has made an 'informal' approach for its rival Alliance Trust, in a move which would create a £5 billion trust.

Woodford set to buy Time Out stake


Neil Woodford’s investment firm is expected to buy a stake in Time Out on its listing, according to Sky.

Tuesday Papers: Hedge funds commission Brexit exit polls


And EDF's Hinkley Point deal over radioactive waste sparked anger as ministers refused to disclose agreement.

Mainly insurance news…

NFP plans to buy more UK-based brokers


American consolidator recently purchased Linkfield Corporate Solutions in Birmingham.

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Covered Insurance unveils on demand cover for learner drivers


Product to be the first launched on the broker's Insurance on Demand platform.

Former Zurich CEO Martin Senn dies


Zurich released a statement stating that Senn had committed suicide.

Man sentenced in £100,000 Mr Whippy van insurance fraud case


Police still trying to identify others behind the scam.

Mainly international news…

HMRC issues U-turn on hundreds of APNs after judicial review


In a landmark ruling which could challenge the validity of the APN system, the UK tax office admitted that it was ‘unlawful’ to issue fines in relation to these arrangements. It follows an earlier...

Zurich’s former boss Martin Senn commits suicide


Swiss media reported that Senn had died at his vacation home in Klosters, near Davos, in eastern Switzerland. “It is with great shock and sadness that we must inform you of the sudden death of Martin...

Alliance Trust shares climb as merger talks revealed


Shares in Alliance Trust climbed 3.5% on Tuesday morning on the news while RIT shares are trading down 1.5%. Combining the two at their present market caps would create an investment company with a...

Isle of Man offers new banking licences to trusts and HNWs


It will also offer banking licences to representative offices of foreign banks who do not plan to take deposits on the island and who are seeking a quick, low-cost licence. The rules for the new Alternative...

BRICs still a viable investment theme, says Goldman Sachs


The BRICs acronym (Brazil, Russia, India and China) was coined by Goldman Sachs' economist Jim O'Neill in 2001 to represent a group of powerhouse countries that would drive global growth. BRICs became...

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