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MBS to reduce member charges

Mortgage Broking Services is to reduce its member charges from October 1. Most regulated mortgages will now have a 40 charge and for insurance contracts there will be a charge of 10% of commission generated.

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Bucknell joins Mortgage Minds as sales manager

Mortgage Minds has appointed Simon Bucknell as regional sales manager. Bucknell, who joins from Colbalt Capital, will be in charge of recruiting and managing a sales force outside London. He was earlier an associate and sales manager at Cobalt Capital and has also worked at Hamptons Mortgages, Square Mile and John Charcol. Mark Bowler, director […]

Immigration boom is good for B2L

The influx of migrant workers may be bad news for the public services but it could be good for buy-to-let investors, who should increase their involvement in the sector, says Nicola Severn.

Proposal could see number of IVAs soar

The number of individual voluntary agreements is set to soar next year under government plans to introduce Simple IVAs. IVAs are seen as an alternative to bankruptcy whereby debtors agree to pay a proportion of their debts to creditors. Typically, this is at least 25%, with an agreed payment every month. But banks have just […]

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.

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