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FSA fines IFA for rogue advertising

The FSA has fined an independent financial adviser firm 60,000 for misleading financial promotions – meaning it’s ready to crack down on rogue mortgage advertising, too.

The promotions were issued by an unregulated firm, Regal Partners, which acted as an introducer for Maidstone-based IFA Kings, and concerned pension unlocking. They took the form of TV adverts, direct mailings and brochures.


Susan Rice speaks on leadership

Leadership is about how you do it rather than what you achieve says, Susan Rice, CEO of Lloyds TSB Scotland.Rice, who spoke on leadership last night at the Said Business School in Oxford, believes that the key to her success at Lloyds TSB is about responding to stakeholders, customers, staff, communities, government and still managing […]

BoS Mortgages appoints Haresnape

Bank of Scotland Mortgages has appointed Charles Haresnape as managing director. Haresnape will join the business at the end of this month. He will take responsibility for developing the Bank of Scotland intermediary business during its next phase of growth. Haresnape will report to Nigel Stockton, managing director of HBOS Intermediaries, and will join the […]

Unlocking the potential of HIPs

Quest Associates is inviting visitors to unlock their Home Information Pack potential throughout the Mortgage Business Expo London this week on November 16 and 17 at Earls Court 2. As sponsors of the Technology Zone, at 10.15am and 2pm each day Quest will be demonstrating how best to access, develop, collate and share the critical […]

MPLC warns brokers over cascade underwriting

Mortgages PLC is warning brokers to treat cascade underwriting with caution, before recommending an alternative product from the same lender to a client.Peter Beaumont, sales & marketing director at MPLC, says: Cascade underwriting works to the benefit of lenders, but not necessarily borrowers or brokers. There may well be more suitable products available from other […]


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