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Broker killer or high street filler? The scene outside Metro Bank’s Holborn branch in London on opening day last week

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IT plays a new role behind the scenes

The mortgage market has been transformed since its peak in 2007, but one change that may not be immediately obvious is the way lenders use technology. In 2007 the battle for technological superiority was intense and lenders fought over the number of minutes it took their systems to provide decisions. Now, with lenders taking a […]


PTFS axes Paaleads from its lead generation panel

Personal Touch Financial Services has axed the owned Paaleads from its lead generation panel in the wake of its parent group’s negative comments about consumers using brokers to access the best mortgage deals.


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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  • Peter Turner 6th August 2010 at 9:16 am

    We are the first bank to have customer toilets.

    Would you like to make a deposit?

  • Gillian Neill 5th August 2010 at 9:21 am

    Metro Bank’s advertising agency misheard the request for a Banker to entice new customers, and instead hired Timmy Mallett

  • Dom white 4th August 2010 at 9:30 am

    Its good to see Alistair Darling working again.

  • iain wood 3rd August 2010 at 11:44 am

    haha, i actually clicked on this to say the exact same thing!!

  • Tom Cleary 2nd August 2010 at 2:55 pm

    The final humiliation for a Mortgage Broker was having to advertise a competitor’s products just to earn a wage!!