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Platform appoints risk director

Platform has appointed Alexia Antoniou as director of risk and compliance. Reporting directly to managing director David Tweedy, Antoniou will oversee a 19-strong team including Platform’s head of risk and head of compliance.

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May’s net lending up £5.8bn, says BBA

Net mortgage lending rose by an underlying £5.8bn in May, the latest figures from the British Bankers’ Association reveal.This was higher than both the previous month’s £5.1bn, and the recent monthly average of £5.4bn.Unsecured personal borrowing fell by £0.5bn in May, after having been unchanged in April. Underlying credit card borrowing fell by £0.4bn, while […]

TFC appoints financial director

The TFC Group has appointed Phillip Latala as financial director with responsibility for all businesses within the group.The appointment follows the recent announcement that Brian Pitt has joined the group to help develop its strategy. Pitt says: As one of the countrys leading mortgage distributors, it is important that TFC has the right people in […]

Trustguard opens telesales office in Delhi

Trustguard has opened a Delhi telesales office, allowing three of its Indian staff members to move back home and be closer to their families.The office is staffed by a three-strong team headed by loan relationship manager Sameer Anand, who was previously based at Trustguard’s head office in Cardiff. It will sell secured loan products to […]

FSA’s accessible guide for small firms

I make a habit of visiting the small firms section of the Financial Services Authority’s website, particularly the bit that used to be labelled ‘mortgage advisers’ but is now entitled ‘mortgage and other home finance advisers’.

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Guide: how to change your auto-enrolment support

As we approach the two-year milestone of auto-enrolment, employers have had the opportunity to truly assess the capabilities of their chosen support. They are also now realising that getting to the staging date was the easy part, and that support is required for almost every aspect of the day to day running of their scheme. With the three-year re-enrolment window coinciding for many with the total removal of commission and Active Member Discounts from pension-related products and services, as well as the introduction of the pension charge cap in April 2015, many employers will have no choice but to review their support options. But, what is involved in transitioning your auto-enrolment scheme away from your current support options? This guide from Johnson Fleming aims to outline some of these key areas and provide information and discussion points on what you need to consider.

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