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New online platform set to boost business for IFAs

A new online financial services venture hopes to demystify the process of buying a mortgage for the consumer, and promote face-to-face advice with IFAs., set to launch on September 2, is the first in a series of consumer-oriented platforms from Best Financial Group.

The user-friendly, online advisory platform is designed to assist active mortgage seekers to identify and secure the best mortgage for their lifestyle and budget.

All active leads generated via will be processed by the best customer care centre before being passed to subscribers who will receive all qualified leads from their preferred territories.

Best Financial Group CEO Richard Benham says: “Best Financial Group is geared to exploit the predicted boom in internet-based financial services provision. And, at a time when consumer confidence in the financial services industry has been shattered, we intend to create a brand which will come to represent impartiality and professionalism.”

For £200 per month, best guarantees that subscribers will receive an average of four qualified leads per month during the first year. Only consumers seeking a mortgage within the next ninety days will be passed to the IFA who has secured that local territory.


SPML introduces proactive fax notices for packagers

Southern Pacific Mortgage Limited (SPML) has enhanced its service to packagers by introducing an automatic fax notification every time a condition stipulated on a mortgage offer has been satisfied. This &#39real-time&#39 fax notification is triggered by the data being entered on SPML&#39s own computerised case tracking system, and it is already being viewed as a […]

Professionals needed to cross personal loan bridge

Bridging and personal loan firms may have to employ fully qualified mortgage advisers to continue making first charge loans after N4. Under FSA definitions, bridging loans, lending for home improvements, debt consolidation, secured overdrafts and credit cards will all be subject to regulation where the security is a first charge over the borrower&#39s residential property. […]

Case against Capital Home Loans dismissed

A judge has dismissed a court case brought against Capital Home Loans. The case, brought by Chris Herbert against Capital Home Loans and another named party, was heard at Bristol County Court on Monday (August 19). The judge has dismissed the case and found that there was no case to answer against Capital Home Loans. […]

Charcol offers lifetime tracker with 6% cashback

Charcol is offering an exclusive lifetime tracker mortgage with a 6% cashback up to a maximum of £120,000. The tracker rate is 0.99% above bank base rate for the duration of the mortgage (current payrate 4.99%). The product also charges no redemption penalties beyond the first three years, as well as offering 6% cashback, which […]

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Guide: how to… audit your auto-enrolment scheme compliance

As the Pensions Regulator starts to bare its teeth and the changes mentioned in the Budget and Queen’s Speech start to come into force, it is essential that you understand your scheme and the processes you need to undertake to ensure it remains compliant. Our second re-enrolment guide looks at how to audit the key areas of your auto-enrolment scheme.


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