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PFS appoints vice presidents

Carole Nicholls of Nicholls Stevens Financial Services and Robert Reid of Syndaxi Financial Planning have been appointed vice presidents of the Personal Finance Society. They will support president Brian Steeples.

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Santander chief flies flag for integrated European market

Juan Rodriguez Inciarte, director general of Spanish banking giant Group Santander, says Abbey will win confidence with the public and intermediaries by offering more choice, better prices and products they really need. Speaking at Mortgage Strategy’s Mortgage Summit in Jerez, Spain, Rodriguez Inciarte told delegates: “The way we can achieve this is by having more […]

Buildloan supports self employed with self-cert

BuildLoan, the intermediary arm of self build and renovation specialist BuildStore has launched of a raft of products from The Mortgage Business aimed at people who are self employed. All four of the new TMB products are self cert, which means they are suited to people who are contract workers, self employed or freelance. Each […]

OEA secures OFT stamp of approval

The Ombudsman for Estate Agents Company Limited has secured OFT approval for its consumer code of practice. The code is designed to ensure consumers get a fairer deal when using OEA estate agents’ services.The OEA represents around 40% of estate agency offices in the UK.Members of the OEA can now use the OFT approved code […]

Citizens Advice calls for OFT investigation into PPI

Payment protection insurance is failing many of those who need it most, adding to their debts instead of protecting them against hard times, a report from national charity Citizens Advice has revealed.The report – published at the start of Advice Week 2005 – says the insurance sold to cover credit payments in the event of […]

How to cut mortgage fraud risk

Recent figures from Financial Fraud Action UK revealed a financial scam was committed, on average, every 15 seconds during the first six months of 2016, says Roy Armitage, head of credit at Lendinvest. That represents a 53 per cent rise year-on-year, with these scams coming in all shapes and sizes. Furthermore, a staggering 56 per cent of […]

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