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London prices fell in July

The average London house price fell by 1% in July to 245,017 from 247,703 in June, but prices are still 8% higher than they were this time last year, research from haart estate agents reveals.


IRS to recruit new advisers

In Retirement Services is to appoint 20 new advisers following the FSAs equity release mystery shopping exercise, which highlighted the need for specialistknowledge.The FSA report has resulted in a significant increase in companies looking tooutsource their equity release service to IRS.The advisers need to be FPC qualified but do not necessarily need previousequity release experience […]

Hipstar to stick by HIP market

Hipstar, part of the Network Data Holdings Group, has confirmed its commitment to the Home Information Pack market despite the U-turn by the government. Its franchise proposition is offering home inspectors a way of securing business for Energy Performance Certificates and Home Condition Reports within specific geographical areas. In addition, the Hipstar agent proposition targets […]

IFS changes its name

The Institute of Financial Services has been renamed ifs School of Finance. The name has been chosen to reflect the ifs as it develops its financial education provision for industry and for consumers.

AMI launches HIP factsheet

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has launched its latest factsheet entitled ‘Home Information Packs Update’. It has been prepared as a briefing on the recent developments on the schedule, contents and delivery of the governments HIP initiative.The factsheet, a follow-up to AMIs November 2005 factsheet, aims to provide members with clear information on the recent […]

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