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TMB extends its opening hours

The Mortgage Business has extended its opening hours to 8am until 6pm Monday to Friday. Fax options are available for urgent direct debit instructions and streamlined telephone systems have been put in place to help brokers and packagers get through to decision makers as quickly as possible. TMB says it is also helping to make packaged business clearer from the outset. The lender can now process cases within 24 hours and is working on improving this further. Its latest packager manual contains details of how it operates.

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TMB improves service standards

The Mortgage Business says it has made significant improvements to its service standards. TMB will now operate extended opening hours from 8am until 6pm Monday to Friday, fax options available for urgent Direct Debit instructions and declarations (on 01244 693 581) and streamlined telephone systems have been put in place to help brokers and packagers […]

Talking about community action

Ministers from 29 European countries convened in Bristol last week to discuss the creation of sustainable communities. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott hosted the two-day meeting of EU ministers, with Danuta Hubner, the European commissioner for regional policy, Peter Sedgwick, the vice=president of the European Investment Bank, and representatives of the European Parliament and the […]

Chancellor derided for U-turn on SIPP proposal

Chancellor Gordon Brown has been accused of gross incompetence over his U-turn on self-invested personal pension proposals. In his pre-Budget statement last week, Brown ruled tax relief would not be allowed on residential properties placed in SIPPsThe decision has met with a mixed reaction in the mortgage industry as lenders count the cost of plans […]

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In Focus — May 2015: private medical insurance market in Germany

Welcome to the latest edition of In Focus. In this issue, Jelf examines the private medical insurance market for employers with expatriate workforces in Germany. This includes the common challenges faced in sourcing appropriate coverage, along with a selection of available solutions. This will be of particular interest to HR/reward decision makers with employees based in Germany. It will assess the cultural norms, risks and backdrop that are relevant to organisations with expatriate staff in this location.

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