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IF tops financial products survey

Intelligent Finance has come top of PressWatch Media&#39s Financial Products 2004 survey for the third month in a row.

In March 2004 IF was ranked number one of 651 financial services covered by the UK national media. IF outscored parent company Halifax in second place, and perennial financial products favourite Nationwide finished third.

IF&#39s cash Isa received widespread media support in March as the Isa market reached its seasonal highpoint. IF was also praised for its consistent and competitive rates on savings accounts.


Outspoken Monty Burn to join MS as columnist

Mortgage Watchdog chairman Monty Burn has announced his retirement from broking and is to join Mortgage Strategy as a columnist. Burn, a former compliance officer, says it&#39s time for him to take a less active role. He says: “I have taken Mortgage Watchdog as far as I can on limited resources and the company must […]

MCCB urges firms to submit FSA applications by April 30

The Mortgage Code Compliance Board has warned firms that they must submit completed applications for FSA authorisation by April 30 2004 or risk being forced to cease trading. The MCCB has expressed concern that a minority of mortgage intermediary firms still seem to be unaware of the significance of the regulatory changes occurring later this […]

Banking-Insurance Sevices appoints general manager

Banking-Insurance Services Limited has appointed Paul Bennington as general manager for administration and compliance. Bennington, former managing director of BISL, has been asked by the board to spearhead the development of its lead generation and appointed representative solution. This is the first appointment resulting from a reshuffle of responsibilities and further appointments which will be […]

Don&#39t forget that other registration deadline

Brokers who have not yet reregistered with the Mortgage Code Compliance Board may break out in a cold sweat when they are reminded that registration renewal forms received by the board after April 30 will not be accepted. After this date the firm will have to apply for registration as if it were a new […]


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