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Kingsland launches starter pack for small mortgage brokers

The pack consists of an instruction pack, compliance manual, training and competence manual and all standard documentation required for dealing with the regulatory bodies.

Karen Monaghan, managing director of Kingsland, says: “It is now possible for the smaller intermediary to have access to the most up to date information to prepare for Mortgage Day and beyond, without having to pay though the nose for it.

“At £399 plus VAT the pack comes with a year&#39s free updates and brokers can also opt for a more hands-on service, including client visits, file checking and general compliance health check if they wish.

“My aim was to provide a broker friendly but comprehensive pack which allows brokers with little or no prior compliance knowledge to master the brief and prepare for Mortgage Day and an FSA based future with confidence.”


Mortgage Next publishes client care guide for brokers

The guide specifies what actions brokers must take now to ensure they can continue to deal with their clients after M Day. Justine Tomlinson, Mortgage Next marketing director, says: “It has become clear that a number of brokers are not aware they must obtain their clients express permission if they want to continue dealing with […]

Smee&#39s resignation from AIFA is industry&#39s loss

AIFA&#39s sister trade body, the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries, says while it is sad to see Smee go, the move will not affect its day-to- day running. AMI director Chris Cummings says: “I&#39m very sad to see Paul go – he&#39s the person with the best contacts book in the regulated world. “He has provided […]

CII launches body to boost brokers&#39 professionalism

Richard Fox, currently compliance director at the MCCB, is to become SMP&#39s chief executive from November 1 when it will be up and running. The CII is looking to invest £2m in SMP which will work to increase the professionalism of mortgage brokers and help them become better qualified. Although the cost of membership has […]

MPs told of KFI concerns

At a discussion at the House of Commons last week sponsored by GMAC-RFC and chaired by Labour MP John McFall, the lender&#39s chairman, Stephen Knight, raised the issue and called for action. Knight says: “I think the FSA has done a fabulous job and agree with about 90% of what it has done but KFIs […]


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