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Lifetime Isa – how it works


According to George Osborne “people like Isas – because they’re simple”. Fiona Tait is not convinced… Contributions & bonuses What he said: “From April 2017, anyone under the age of 40 will be able to open a Lifetime Isa and save up to £4,000 each year. And for every £4 you save, the Government will […]

Accord cuts fixed rates by 12bps


Accord Mortgages is cutting rates by up to 12 basis points on its fixed rate mortgages for borrowers with a 35 per cent deposit. The rate cuts take place today. The lender is now offering  rates of 1.87 per cent at 65 per cent LTV for those remortgaging a two-year fixed rate, with no product […]

Aldermore launches limited edition B2L rate


Aldermore is today launching a limited edition rate on its standard and specialised buy-to-let product range. The new rate is available for loans from £250k up to £1m. It is open to both individuals and limited companies applying for standard residential units. The product includes an initial rate of 3.93 per cent for two-, three- […]

RBS to stop lending to expats


Royal Bank of Scotland will stop offering loans to expats later this month. The change, which takes effect on 19 May and applies to both RBS and NatWest, means applicants must be resident in the UK to be eligible for a loan. It also includes applications from existing expat customers wanting to borrow more. The […]

Govt completes sale of £13bn Northern Rock book


The Government has completed selling its £13bn book of former Northern Rock mortgages to US investment firm Cerberus Capital Management. Cerberus made the final payment of £520m today, concluding the largest-ever financial asset sale by a European government. The mortgages were originally owned by Northern Rock and were bought by the government during the financial […]

Mainly IFA news…

Starting point: Why cleaning up pension language is just the beginning


Andrew Pennie backs moves to clean up the language of pensions but says clearer terminology is just the first step toward proper understanding

FOS finds against Tenet over Spanish Ucis investment


Tenet has been ordered to compensate clients who made a pension transfer linked to a risky investment on the recommendation an unregulated introducer.

Old Mutual Wealth hires chief operating officer


Steven Braudo will join Old Mutual Wealth in June as chief operating officer.

FTSE loses orbit ahead of US jobs data


Worries about this afternoon’s US jobs report unsettles markets. Satellite operator Inmarsat and construction group Interserve are big fallers.

Numis chief executive to step down


Numis founder and chief executive Oliver Hemsley is to step down from his post this autumn.

Mainly insurance news…

Allianz unveils senior management structure


Roles and responsibilities revealed for new single trading operation.

Eridge Underwriting joins Transactor panel


Software house adds the MGA to its stable of motor insurers.

Hyperion modifies management structure


New shape comes into effect on 1 October.

Plum adds non-standard property products to SSP


MGA adds eLet and eFlex products to the software house.

Brightside loses agency with Markerstudy


Private car and van capacity believed to be affected following Markerstudy review of relationship.

Mainly international news…

David Howell: Guardian Wealth Management’s accidental adviser


Guardian Wealth Management (GWM) chief executive David Howell has been in financial services as “man and boy”, having joined more than 30 years ago “by accident, more than planning”. After an early...

Argentina debt mispriced given regional risks, says Kames


The bond issue was able to go ahead after a US judge overturned an injunction stopping the country from raising funds.  Such was the positive international response to the offer that Argentina expected...

Cost seen driving mass affluent investors toward robo-advice


The FinTech Survey Report asked more than 3,000 financial analysts from around the world what impact automated technology will have on the financial services industry. More than a third of those questioned...

Barclays reduces stake in Barclays Africa, nets £603m


The accelerated bookbuilding saw around 103.6 million shares sold at a price of ZAR126 each, raising around ZAR13.1bn (£603m, $872m, €762m).  Following the sale, Barclays retains a 50.1% stake in one...

OMW’s ‘bold new’ strategy yields growth in FUM and sales


The company announced on Thursday that by owning distribution, an investment platform, discretionary fund management and asset management divisions, it was able to rake in strong net client cash flows...

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