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Mainly mortgage news…

Barclays cuts fixed rates


Barclays has cut rates across its range of 2, 3 and 5-year residential fixed rate mortgages.

First-time buyers try before they buy


Over half (54%) of the nation’s first-time buyers like to rent before taking the house buying plunge, an annual survey from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks has revealed.

National Counties joins Mortgage Intelligence panel


National Counties Building Society and its offshoot Family Building Society have been appointed to the Mortgage Intelligence lender panel.

Third of buyers stay at home to save money


A third of first-time buyers stay with family in order to save for a deposit, research by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks has found.

Buffett: Greek eurozone exit 'may not be a bad thing'


Veteran investor Warren Buffett has said a Greek exit from the eurozone could be constructive for the region.

Mainly IFA news…

Overnight Markets: Wall Street falls as healthcare shares retreat


All three indexes posted losses for the month, with the Dow down 2%, S&P 500 down 1.7% and the Nasdaq down 1.3%.

Wednesday Papers: US gives Shell go-ahead for Alaskan Arctic drilling


And HP is suing Autonomy’s co-founder Mike Lynch, seeking damages of $5.1 billion over an alleged fraud.

Intrinsic set for Sesame deal as rivals circle advisers


Old Mutual-owned network Intrinsic is poised to take on Sesame advisers following the news that the Friends Life-owned group would close to investment firms.

Most retirees have 'no intention' to stay invested - poll


Most savers have no intention of taking on the risks of investing in equities once they have begun to draw their pension, research suggests.

UK fund house caught up in Mauritian ‘Ponzi scheme' probe


A UK fund house has been forced to freeze redemptions on one of its funds, after becoming caught up in an investigation by the Mauritian regulator into an alleged Ponzi scheme.

Mainly insurance news…

Zurich takes firm stance against fraud despite court reversal


Insurer disappointed by Court of Appeal ruling in favour of claimant.

Biba chief bemoans expensive regulation as FCA proposes 8.4% hike


White highlights brokers already face the most expensive regulation in the world.

CII survey lifts lid on industry pay rates


Survey looking into workplace salaries shows gender imbalance is a challenge for the industry.

DVLA and MIB had weekly meetings about MyLicence


Agency confirms no individual insurers were involved in the meetings.

Watch now: compliance webinar available on demand


See our free on demand discussion on compliance in SME trading, professional indemnity and the FCA now.

Mainly international news…

Home Office to scrap 'top-ups' on £2m investor visa threshold


The Home Office will introduce further changes to the UK’s investor visa rules on 6 April in a bid to streamline the system and prevent the “wrong type of client” from obtaining a passport into the country.

Sesame discards advisory network despite drop in complaints


UK financial services giant, Sesame Bankhall Group, is to sell part of its advisory network in a bid to return the business to profit, despite a 30% reduction in new complaints in the second half of last year.

Lion Global Investors launches RQFII fund trio


South-east Asian asset management company Lion Global Investors has today launched three Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) funds to invest into Chinese stock markets.

ANALYSIS: Just how transparent will DFMs get?


The news yesterday that Financial Express has launched a service allowing financial advisers to compare DFM model portfolios is another welcome move in the quest for greater transparency across the sector.

RWC launches new Japan fund


RWC has launched the RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund with ‘day one’ investment totalling approximately $40m.

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