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Lowest house sales since 1978

Estate agents are reporting less than one sale a week, says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

RICS reports the lowest level of transactions since its survey began in 1978 – 12.7 over the past three months.

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Firms told to prioritise technology

A case management firm is encouraging brokers, packagers and lenders to put technology at the heart of their businesses.

Pink boss calls for FSA regulation

Neil Hoare, associate director of marketing and IT at Pink Home Loans, is calling on the Financial Services Authority to regulate secured loans. He says: “Pink has always held a strong view that the sector is becoming more regulated and that the secured loans industry should be a part of the advice process.”

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Pensions: trouble ahead?

The pace of change in the pension’s space has been little short of astonishing, and has left thousands of employers struggling to keep their pension policy compliant, and also on the right side of current best practice and governance. Many employers, and indeed many in the pensions industry itself, would like to see a period of no change during the next term of government. This would give all sides a chance to catch up and draw breath. 

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