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Hometrack and Trigold prosper

Hometrack and Trigold have completed 15,000 valuations in the month since instant property valuations have been available through the sourcing system.

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FSA financial promotions rulebook to be cut by half

The Financial Services Authority has revealed its financial promotions rulebook will be cut by half in line with the move to principles-based regulation.Nausicaa Delfas, head of Treating Customers Fairly, financial promotions and unfair terms at the FSA, today set out the new regime for financial promotions, which will come into effect on November 1 this […]

Packagers slam SPML for favouring brokers

Southern Pacific Mortgage Limited has been blasted by its packaging partners for switching its loyalty from them to brokers.The Lehman Brothers-owned len-der, whose main distribution route is through packagers, has been offering brokers a £100 fee if they submit direct applications online.The incentive, which has been in place for over 12 months but has only […]

AToM to launch IVA proposition

Packagers are the way forward for the distribution of individual voluntary arrangements, says All Types of Mortgages.The firm is launching its own IVA proposition, backed by accountant Grant Thornton. The AToM IVA will be open to clients who owe creditors more than £15,000.The packager says the only way to clean up the industry and make […]

Kevin McCloud turns developer

A TV presenter has set out to beat the government and build 200 zerocarbon homes.This month, government agency English Partnerships launched an initiative whereby house builders could vie for the rights to develop one of five zero-carbon villages.But Kevin McCloud, presenter of Channel 4’s Grand Des-igns, is going it alone and promoting green homes by […]

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White paper — Dubai International Insights

Jelf Employee Benefits discusses the legislative changes in Dubai, available medical facilities and policy considerations for employers with expatriate workforces in the country. This edition will be of particular interest to global human resource directors, compensation and benefits specialists and mobility managers who have employee populations in Dubai, or are considering operating there in the near future.

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