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The Exchange and Just Retirement partnership

The Exchange, a supplier of portal services to IFAs and part of the Financial Services Division of Vertex, has entered into a strategic partnership with Just Retirement, the annuity and equity release specialist.The Exchange is offering 10,000 Exweb subscribers 12 months free access to its equity release trading platform courtesy of Just Retirement. Subscribers taking […]

Planning powers for Thames Gateway Development

The London Thames Gateway Development Corporation will gain strategic planning powers from October 31 2005.LTGDC will become the local planning authority within a designated area in the Lower Lee Valley and London Riverside, from Beckton to Rainham with responsibility for determining strategic and large scale planning applications. Other developments will continue to be determined by […]

House prices fall again

Hometrack’s September survey of the housing market reports a further fall of 0.1%. House prices have now been falling for 15 consecutive months. The average house price is 160,900, down over 3.7% in the past 12 months.

Coventry appoints head of communications

Coventry has announced the appointment of Richard Field as head of communications. Field previously worked at Barclays for 10 years in a number of senior internal communications positions within its retail, small business and premier businesses. Prior to that Field worked for GEC Plessey Telecoms (now Marconi). He is a graduate of the Institute of […]

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Under the radar – Fit for Work and sickness absence

Earlier this month we sat in on a presentation delivered by the Fit for Work service, and this session did highlight one small but important change to the offering that we must admit had slipped under our radar. The Sickness Absence Review published in 2010 suggested that the Independent Assessment Service (now branded Fit for Work) should have three access points; referral by […]

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