Profit growth in wealth management, investment banking and international markets have been key factors in the growth of UK banks, KPMG’s UK financial institutions performance survey reveals.
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Chesterton Lettings has reported continued growth in London rental values throughout 2006.It estimates that in the last three months of 2006 overall rents increased by 3.6%, house rent increased by 3.8% and flat rent increased by 3.1%.Richard Davies, director at Chesterton Lettings, says: “Good news for landlords is the continual growth in London rental values.“Chesterton […]
Two of the industry’s biggest networks are gearing up for recruitment drives, fuelling talk of consolidation in the sector.Pink Home Loans and The Mortgage Times Group have unveiled plans to double in size by the end of the year.Pink’s strategy is to expand by acquiring rival networks while MT aims to recruit appointed representatives from […]
Do lenders value brokers’ business? How hard do they work to secure it? Do they care about brokers and their clients?
I know, I’m on my soapbox again but I can’t resist it. Leeds has caught the Abbey habit. It is offering a 5 x income mortgage product at 6.25% available to 95% LTV without fees.
Jelf Employee Benefits has released a guide to help employers communicate the recent raft of pension legislation to staff. ‘Your Guide to Pension Freedom’ will help employers meet their duty of care in explaining the changes to employees and in turn will help employees take more control over their pensions and retirement decisions.
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