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FSA confirms it won’t look back

The Financial Services Authority has confirmed it will continue to judge firms’ standards of sales and advice by the standards at the time of sale and not retrospectively.

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Exchange rates of interest

Investors buying property overseas should take heed of recent currency exchange rate swings in the US and Turkey and recognise the value of using overseas mortgages, warns Assetz. BDM for InterBay

Industry’s first aggregated new business tracking service goes live

The business tracking service from the Exchange, owners of the Exweb adviser portal. is now live.12 firms of advisers are currently using the new service in a live environment as part of a gradual roll-out. The full launch, which will make it available to all participating Exweb users, will begin in the next couple of […]

Market strength not helping FTBs

The failure of the widely predicted housing market downturn to materialise has served to spur more households to trade up to larger properties rather than encourage first-time buyers, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Pink and Savills team up with overseas proposition

Pink Home Loans has teamed up with Savills Private Finance to offer an overseas proposition to its customers.Buying a property abroad is no longer seen as something just for the well off and the overseas market holds great potential, not only for the buyer but also the intermediary. Intermediaries will be required to complete a […]

Can UK companies satisfy global appetites?

By Mark Martin, Manager of Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund

Rapid economic and income growth is leading to a dramatic shift in diet towards protein products right around the globe. UK companies such as Genus, the world’s largest livestock breeder, are benefiting from this increasing demand. Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses this investment theme.

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