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Two banned in FSA crackdown

The Financial Services Authority’s wave of enforcement action against brokers shows no sign of abating, with the regulator banning two more last week.

The latest brokers to feel the regulator’s wrath are Peter Dean and James Dean, directors of UK Finance House.

Peter Dean, based in the firm’s Poole office, failed to take reasonable steps to prevent false information being provided to lenders and stop the company being used to further financial crime.

Georgina Philippou, head of retail enforcement at the FSA, says: “As part of our crackdown on crime we have banned a number of mortgage brokers in the past year and will continue to make examples.”


First e-mortgage is industry milestone

The Land Registry last week marked a significant advance for the mortgage sector by completing the first electronically-signed mortgage.

Mortgage lending increases slightly

The number of mortgages ticked up in February, shows the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. The number of house purchase loans reached 24,300 in February, compared with 23,400 loans in January – a 4% increase. Although the total mortgage lending in both January and February was the same at £3.1bn.But historically activity […]

It’s counter-intuitive stupid

It’s odd really and it’s probably a bit like we stick with the same high street bank ad infinitum, not because it does everything well but just out of force of habit.I’m thinking of politicians and economists – they cock up all the time but we continue to accept their rationalisations and excuses and even […]

Health services

Challenges and opportunities

By Sarah Scott, marketing consultant On 22 February this year the charity Diabetes UK launched a fundraising initiative, #Swim22. They challenged individuals to swim 22 miles over the course of 89 days – a distance that equates to the width of the English Channel. Because of the time period the challenge is spread over, it […]


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