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Infinity joins MI lender panel

Infinity Mortgages has joined Mortgage Intelligence’s direct to lender panel, giving members access to its range of specialist deals.


Adviser bought

Compass Finance has bought debt advisory service The Debt Advisor.

New exam format increases success rate for Financial Advisers

The Institute of Financial Services says financial advisers currently sitting their professional exams have a greater chance of passing now, thanks to a new exam format. It says the pass rate for the Certificate for Financial Advisers has greatly improved since it introduced the new exams late last year.CeFA is the threshold qualification for financial […]

Brokers don’t expect to pay World Cup penalty

Over half of Mortgage Strategy Online readers last week voted that the World Cup would have no effect on their business. Just 43% thought it would. Whether hunting for mortgages and houses wins out over flat screen TVs and booze, only time will tell. This week Mortgage Strategy asks: “Do you feel confident about Home […]

Independence still key to societies, says Stafford Railway

Despite a recent flurry of building society mergers, independence is key to the future, says Stafford Railway. Mike Heenan, chief executive at Stafford Railway, says: “We have already seen agreement for three mergers this year, with some deals seeing larger societies swallowing up smaller players. “With speculation of rising costs and shrinking margins, industry commentators […]

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Financial advice can benefit customers by £40,000

New research shows those customers who receive financial advice can be better off on average by £40,000 We’ve sponsored a research project with the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) to produce ‘The Value of Financial Advice’ report. This independent research demonstrates that customers who take financial advice can, on average, be £40,000 better off than those […]


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