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Online letdown

Providers fail to meet IFA expectations with their online services, a survey by Defaqto reveals.

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Money Partners appointed to TMW panel

The Mortgage Warehouse, the Kent-based mortgage packager, has appointed specialist lender Money Partners to its lending panel, effective immediately.Colin Bailey, head of sales at TMW, says: “We have been keenly watching Money Partners since the company launched on M-Day last year with a view to working together. “We were particularly attracted to the comprehensive range […]

Optimism over equity release

The majority of advisers believe the equity release market will continue to grow over the next six months. A survey by Norwich Union Equity Release reveals 87% of advisers expect to be writing more business in the next six months compared with 75% a year ago. The 200 advisers who took part in the poll […]

Lenders are adopting illogical criteria for retirement deals

From Helen Pierson I am a mortgage broker and would like to highlight the illogical criteria lenders adopt in respect of lending into retirement. I know this area looks as though it might become a hot potato for the FSA but ridiculous, unworkable criteria won’t help. At the 11th hour Halifax asked for evidence of […]

Pru accused of non-compliance

Prudential has been accused of bypassing IFAs and ignoring compliance procedures in a recent mailout. Dave King, director of ASK Financial Management, contacted Mortgage Strategy after a colleague received an endowment warning letter from The Pru inviting him to remortgage with Halifax. A leaflet accompanying the letter outlines a remortgaging arrangement between The Pru and […]

Can UK companies satisfy global appetites?

By Mark Martin, Manager of Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund

Rapid economic and income growth is leading to a dramatic shift in diet towards protein products right around the globe. UK companies such as Genus, the world’s largest livestock breeder, are benefiting from this increasing demand. Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses this investment theme.

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