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FSA bans adviser and shuts down firm

The Financial Services Authority has banned John David Cook from giving financial advice and stopped his Liverpool-based firm, Stone Financial Management Limited, from conducting business.


MIG scheme will encourage lenders

Whatever your political persuasion on how to maintain stability in our financial markets, the government has tried to stay ahead of the crisis with a wide range of initiatives.

Hamptons Mortgages shuts up shop

Estate agency group Hamptons International is closing its mortgage division, fronted by managing director Jonathan Cornell.

Unsound bite

No blushes were spared at the British Property Federation’s residential conference in London last week. Mark Loveday from Hammersmith and Fulham Council took his seat at a pre-conference dinner and while tucking in, was asked by the guest on his right what he thought of landlord licensing, a concept advocated by keynote speaker Dr Julie Rugg.


Five ways to make your employee focus group session a success

by Debra Corey, group reward director  You just planned and booked what you thought was the perfect vacation for you and your family. You call everyone together to share the great news and instead of receiving sounds of glee and delight, you receive groans and complaints.Your youngest says: “I hate beaches, didn’t you know that?” (You think to […]


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