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Instant decision tool launched

Money Partners Touch has launched an instant decisioning tool for brokers called eDecision. This will allow its brokers to obtain instant decisions online. For a limited period, brokers using eDecision can benefit from free real-time valuations and credit searches.

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Portman to make 500 redundancies

Portman says it expects to make nearly 500 staff redundant as a result of the merger with Nationwide.The society will close its administration offices based in Wolverhampton, and says it is likely that the 250 staff who work there will lose their jobs.The society also anticipates that there will be more redundancies in its Bournemouth […]

GI brokers must protect consumers money, warns FSA

The Financial Services Authority has warned general insurance intermediaries that they have no excuse for failing to protect client money in their possession.Between September and December 2006 the FSA conducted its third phase of client money work visiting 161 general insurance intermediaries. Results showed that most intermediaries in the sample who had used the FSA’s […]

FSA has a cheek accusing advisers of being unclear

Having to drive my wife’s car to work the other day, rather than get grief for messing with the stereo I left it on the local radio station she listens to. Imagine my surprise when during one of the commercial breaks, an actor’s voice started talking gibberish, trying to make the point that financial advice […]

DCLG has already spent more than 11m on HIPs

The government has already spent more than 11m on preparation for the introduction of Home Information Packs on June 1.The money was spent between April 2004 and the end of January 2007.In a written answer to a question from Caroline Spelman, Tory shadow secretary of state for the Department of Communities and Local Government, housing […]

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