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Home Buyer Systems appoints head of outsourced compliance service

Home Buyer Systems has appointed Alison Griffiths to head its outsourced compliance and monitoring system for firms and networks.

Griffiths join Home Buyer Systems from Complete Mortgage and Loan Services, where she was its satellite support manager, and formerly its compliance monitoring manager.

She has considerable experience in financial services, including as a self-employed IFA.

Richard Angliss, managing director of Home Buyer Systems, says: “We are delighted to welcome Griffiths to Home Buyer Systems to head our new compliance service and we are confident that her proven expertise and abilities will ensure a successful launch and a fast growing portfolio of satisfied clients.”


Outsourcing tipped to grow

Newcastle says the unpredictable mortgage market will lead more financial services firms to outsource services this year. The society has seen significant growth in its outsourcing arm, Newcastle Strategic Solutions.

Landlords could flee London

Fitch Ratings is warning that the heavy presence of buy-to-let borrowers in urban centres could trigger a deterioration in the wider market.In a two-part report entitled Demystifying UK buy-to-let, Fitch says the strong concentration of buy-to-let mortgages in cities could contribute to destabilisation in the market.It says if investors lose con-fidence and sell off properties […]

Homebank to grow sales force

Homebank Financial Services is expanding its sales team following a rise in its number of enquiries. The broker says it is reaping the benefits of investing heavily in automating its administration and processing systems.

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Guide: how to… communicate with your pension members

Effective communication of your pension scheme is a large part of getting auto-enrolment right. Delivering the same message to all employees is not necessarily the way to go. To assist you with the communication of your pension scheme, we have provided some key areas to think about, such as:

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