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Recruitment drive

Guaranteed and Genesis Home Loans are taking on four staff for key management positions, including head of packaging.

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Landlords warned on rogue estate agents

Landlords should beware of third-rate letting agents, warns risk consultants Leaseguard.Mairi Scott, managing director of Leaseguard, says: Too many landlords get caught out by thinking they can just appoint a letting agent, hand over the keys, then sit back and wait for the money to roll in. Others put a postcard in a newsagents window, […]

Call for action on compliance

Lead generation firms are calling on the Financial Services Authority and the Association of Mortgage Inter- mediaries to clamp down on non-compliant firms that are giving the sector a bad name. Leadbay has written to the FSA to clarify whether certain lead generation firms that it will not name are acting compliantly. Toby Hughes, business […]

Legal incompetence meant clients went through hell

From K Furlong I have provided financial advice to a client for many years. Recently, she converted a four-storey traditional building into four one-bed flats, observing all the regulations regarding noise and fire at great expense. The tradespeople employed, from architect to builders, roofers, plumbers and painters, did their jobs well – until we got […]

Coventry offers free legals for Scottish remortgages

The Coventry is offering free or discounted legal packages for the first time for remortgages in Scotland. The incentive has been a key feature of the societys remortgage products for some time, but due to the different legal system in Scotland this has not been an option for potential Coventry customers north of the border. […]

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