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NU ads promote use of advisers

Norwich Union has launched a consumer print and broadcast advertising campaign for its equity release proposition. The campaign encourages consumers to take advice on their retirement finances prior to considering equity release. The campaign has been aired on Channel Five and will be rolled out across all terrestrial commercial and selected satellite channels.


Former Beacon director joins TFC

Brian Pitt has joined TFC to help it prepare for the next stage of its development in the distribution market. He was formerly a director at Beacon Homeloans and a consultant at Kensington Mortgages.

Consumers seem optimistic about Blair’s departure

The Nationwide consumer confidence index rose nine points in May, reaching its highest level in 18 months.Confidence rose most sharply in the week that interest rates increased and Tony Blair announced his departure date from Downing Street.The expectations index, charting people’s sentiment about their future financial situation, rose by six points to 97 in its […]

Equity release can help the elderly

National Carers’ Week is a good time for brokers to highlight the role equity release can play in helping people live more comfortable lives in their own homes in retirement, says Jayne Almond

RICS faces an internal revolt over HIP stance

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is facing an internal revolt from members unhappy with the way it derailed the introduction of Home In-formation Packs. The trade body’s application for a judicial review last month effectively delayed the implementation of HIPs. But some members have launched an online petition calling for the instant launch of […]


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