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TML appoints affinity head

The Mortgage Lender has appointed Jeff Caiger as head of affinity partners. He joins from Hamilton Direct Bank and previously worked for LloydsTSB.


Brokers secure second charge future

Growing numbers of brokers are offering secured loans advice and this trend is set to continue. They can win more commission and clients will benefit – what’s not to like, asks Sally Laker

Don’t expect any regulatory dividend

Brokers will save money on regulatory fees this year, but this isn’t the promised dividend. Call me cynical, but it isn’t likely to be delivered any time soon, says Rob Griffiths

Property website to take on Rightmove

A new property website is hoping to take on the likes of Rightmove and revolutionize the way estate agents market and sell their properties online. The website Zoomf was officially launched earlier this month.It is designed as a one-stop shop for both house buyers and renter, making it easier, faster and more efficient for people […]

Time-strapped Brits opt for home help

New research from Barclays reveals that almost one in 10 households currently employ at least one person and 27% have or are considering employing staff to help out with domestic work or chores. Of those who employ staff a massive 82% employ cleaners, followed by 30% gardeners, 17% nannies and 16% to do the ironing.Time […]

‘How to…audit your auto-enrolment scheme compliance’

Avoid pension penalties with our auto-enrolment checklist

According to the Pensions Regulator’s annual commentary and analysis report released this month, 785 potential non-compliance cases were referred for investigation, with 23 auto-enrolment compliance notices issued. And they predict that the use of their statutory powers is only going to increase.


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