Savills Private Finance has confirmed its director Simon Gammon is to join Knight Frank to set up its financial advisory service.He is on gardening leave until November, when it is understood he will join the estate agency as head of mortgages. Melanie Bien, associate director at Savills, says: “It’s an obvious move for Knight Frank, but it’ll be interesting to see how it does as the market is different to when Savills Financial Services set up. We wish Simon the best of luck.” Drew Wotherspoon, head of communications at John Charcol, which had an outsourcing agreement with Knight Frank, says: “As with most partnerships that do well, the firms look to bring the outsourced arrangement inhouse. We wish it success.” One source predicts the advisory service will work as an in-house service rather than attempt to take on the market as a whole. Knight Frank declined to comment on the appointment.
The societys standard variable mortgage rate will increase by 0.25% from September 1, 2006.Tipton & Coseley is to pass on the 0.25% increase in full on every tier of every variable rate account. Chris Martin, chief executive at Tipton & Coseley, says: We are intent on providing our members with a safe and secure home […]
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Over 1,000 home inspectors are to take legal action against the government following the Home Condition Report fiasco. The move comes as the government controversially revealed it is to train people as energy inspectors, which some trained home inspectors see as direct competition. Energy inspectors will be trained to carry out the Energy Performance Certificate […]
Brett Davidson has launched FP Advance, a company focused on the provision of transition planning services to adviser firms across the UK. Headed-up Davidson, one of the countrys leading consultants and speakers in the field, FP Advance will provide specialist advice and training to advisers, networks, nationals, and wrap or product providers looking to develop […]
Johnson Fleming has published a step-by-step guide demonstrating the importance of record keeping and reporting, and how it can ensure you operate a successful scheme. The guide takes you through some key questions you need to ask and identifies the information you need to obtain. The topics include: why you need to keep records and the benefits of doing this; registering your scheme; what information you need to record to ensure you meet the Pensions Regulator’s requirements; and what items need to be recorded and when.
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