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Majority back individual registration for brokers

Last week’s straw poll shows that 62% of Mortgage Strategy Online readers believe the Financial Services Authority should regulate individual brokers.

The remaining 38% believe the regulator should leave them alone.

This week, Mortgage Strategy asks: “Do you think lenders will start to cut out brokers this year?” Q: Do you think the Financial Services Authority should regulate individual brokers?


Abbey to pass on rate cut

Abbey is applying last week’s Bank of England base rate cut to its SVR and base-rate tracker mortgages.

Have you noticed the cost of living rising since the start of this year?

The Bank of England’s February report on lending to individuals revealed a dramatic £2.4m rise in the value of unsecured loans in a single month. This was the highest monthly increase for five years and economists are forecasting further rises in the cost of living soon due to increasing energy and food prices. So, this […]


Employer iPMI responsibilities could continue to escalate, says Jelf

New laws in Dubai will put the burden of providing international private medical insurance (iPMI) firmly on the shoulders of the employer in order to maintain the country’s leading healthcare facilities. With 10,000 UK nationals having moved to the country since 2007 and only 16.5 per cent of the total 8.2 million people living there being Emiratis, Jelf Employee Benefits believes this move was inevitable and employer responsibilities could continue to escalate in future.


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