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Trustguard receives official authorisation from the FSA

Nick Battersby, group compliance director, says: “We&#39re delighted to receive this permission from the FSA.

“Our network will be very small compared to some of the other players in the market, but we&#39ve put a lot of effort into this, and to see this hard work rewarded is good news for us and for our key supporters”.

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Will there be a cut in Stamp Duty soon?

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e-mortgage receives official authoisation from FSA

This supersedes the firm&#39s minded to approve letter which it received on July 10 2004. Maurice Edgington, managing director of e-mortgage-uk, says: “We have found the FSA extremely helpful and positive throughout the application process.”

Loans drop points to lull in market

The CML&#39s market briefing for September says the number of loans approved has dropped which will lead to a fall in transactions. It states: “Approvals weakened in July. The number of loans approved for house purchase fell from 112,000 to 97,000, a fall of 13% over the month. We expect this to translate into a […]

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