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There was no point in voting Tory if the FSA is still here

I have just read that newly appointed chancellor George Osborne has had to scrap plans to hand over banking supervision to the Bank of England (Mortgage Strategy Online).

This is yet another kick in the teeth for voters.

Many thousands of people are likely to have voted for the Conservatives due to the fact that they promised to do away with the FSA.

But we have ended up voting for a party which has had to jump into bed with one we didn’t vote for, and now find the reason we voted Tory is to be ignored.

The only way to resolve this is to go back to the polls.




Recognise the role of female advisers

On June 30 we will be holding our annual conference at the Commercial Finance Expo in Birmingham. In a departure from our usual commercial finance-centric subjects one of the topics we will be covering is women in business. There is some debate around whether this is topic should stand on its own. Some say separating […]


MS TV: BSA in funding talks with local authorities

Adrian Coles, director-general of the Building Societies Association, has revealed he has approached several local authorities about the possibility of helping to plug the funding gap for mutuals.

Platform boosts top team to grow broker business

Platform has made two key appointments to its senior management team as it looks to grow its broker business. The recruits are Peter Stimson, former commercial director at Checkmate Mortgages, which rebranded to Portillion in March, and John Kilgallon, former head of mortgages at Abbey. Stimson joins Platform as head of product management while Kil-gallon […]

Offset deal by Mansfield at base rate plus 2.7%

Mansfield Building Society has introduced an offset mortgage at Bank of England base rate plus 2.7% for the term of the deal. It is available up to 75% LTV and has a £999 arrangement fee.

Who cares?

By Tracey Dickson, marketing consultant There are almost 7 million carers in the UK – that’s around 10 per cent of the population who provide unpaid care for a disabled, seriously ill or older loved one.1 But according to a report from the charity Carers UK, 20 per cent of people providing 50 hours or more of care […]


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