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Cheval unveils loyalty scheme with benefits

Bridging specialist Cheval has launched a loyalty club for brokers that gives them access to a range of benefits.

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Linx FS has joined the Personal Touch Financial Services network. Until recently the network was an appointed representative of AllMyPlans.com. Linx is offering two propositions under PTFS – an appointed representative model and one for advisers who would like to remain under the Linx umbrella as registered individuals. Former BDS Mortgage Group directors Phil Jay […]

Leader: Fundamentals need fixing

Talk of a double dip recession hit the headlines last week, with Bank of England governor Mervyn King warning that the UK faces a choppy recovery. Meanwhile, the Council of Mortgage Lenders has revised its forecast for gross mortgage lending in 2010 downwards by £10bn. At the beginning of the year many commentators were predicting […]

MICHAEL COOGAN: BUY-TO-LET WILL PLAY ITS PART

CML trims £10bn off its lending forecast but says B2L is on the up

The Council of Mortgage Lenders lowered its gross lending forecast for the year by £10bn last week, but revealed that buy-to-let lending is increasing. It is now predicting gross mort-gage lending of £140bn for 2010, £10bn lower than its original estimate of £150bn in November 2009. The trade body has also lowered its arrears and […]

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White paper — recording sickness absence

The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions illustrate that sickness absence is still a major cost to businesses, with an annual bill for sick pay and associated costs to employers of £9bn. This paper from Jelf Employee Benefits looks at the importance of recording sickness absence for any employee health strategy and how this can be carried out in an efficient manner to reduce absence, improve employee engagement and drive up profits.

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