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Freedom Finance expands management team

Freedom Finance has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Steve Kember as operations director.

Kember was most recently sales and marketing director for the IFA subsidiary of the Co-operative Bank, where he was employed for more than 16 years.

In his role, which has been newly created, Kember will be responsible for managing the end-to-end mortgage and loan broking processing function, ensuring that customers receive a quick and efficient service.

Kember says: “Freedom Finance is a fast growing business that has developed a first class reputation for the products and services it provides.

“I was attracted to the group because it is run with an entrepreneurial spirit, meaning that decisions can be made and implemented quickly.”


Knight Funding launches new website

Knight Funding has launched its new website that now caters for the needs of mortgage brokers using its packaging service, and gives access to its regulated division that handles introducer-only business. The website has been designed and built by Wiltshire-based web designer Empass and includes many new features. Among these are online case tracking for […]

FSA warns ‘hotspot’ sectors to act now

The Financial Services Authority has named the ‘hotspot’ sectors of firms selling insurance who have yet to apply for authorisation and warned them to do it now.If not they could risk losing business before regulation comes into force on January 14.Whilst over 14,000 insurance firms have registered with the FSA to apply for authorisation, with […]

Controversy grows over Gummer’s new post

AMI chairman John Gummer’s decision to take on the role of non-executive board director at home reversion firm Sovereign Reversions is netting him around £15,000 a year.

Can UK companies satisfy global appetites?

By Mark Martin, Manager of Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund

Rapid economic and income growth is leading to a dramatic shift in diet towards protein products right around the globe. UK companies such as Genus, the world’s largest livestock breeder, are benefiting from this increasing demand. Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses this investment theme.


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