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London is still tops for investors

London is still the best market for property investors, says Experian. Eight of the top 10 UK markets are in London, mostly in the office sector. Investment in London offices has reached record levels in each of the past three years.

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FSA fails small firms on TCF, says report

The Financial Services Authority has been blamed for a “massive communications gap” when it comes to guiding small firms on its Treating Customers Fairly initiative.

UK customers shop around

Customers in the UK are the most likely to shop around for financial bargains in the EU, says Datamonitor. UK branch managers at banks and societies say customers shop around for financial services more than they used to.

Instant ID checks from Easier2Move

Easier2move has linked up with 192.com to allow its solicitors to perform instant identity checks. Karen Babington, sales and marketing director at Easier2Move, says: “We hope to ensure efficient and speedy service.”

HBOS appoints eConveyancer to its five brands

HBOS has appointed eConveyancer to supply conveyancing solutions across its five intermediary brands.eConveyancer was awarded the three-year contract, effective from June, which will see them work with Halifax, Bank of Scotland, BM Solutions, Intelligence Finance and The Mortgage Business.This will be the first time that one supplier has been appointed across the HBOS five brands. […]

‘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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