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Can you put the boot in to your nearest and dearest to win this amazing ipod courtesy of Kensington Mortgages?

You could soon be dancing your socks off to this amazing music player by simply sending your suggested caption to Mortgage Strategy. Send in a witty caption to the photo above left and you will be automatically entered into our prize draw. Remember, the funnier it is, the more likely you are to be entered into the draw. So what are you waiting Mortgage Strategy has teamed up with lender outsourcing firm xit2 to offer you the chance to win days out from quad biking to power boating; a day at Crufts to wine tasting with Oz Clarke. All you have to do to win is find the xit2 man. A smaller version of the yellow chap is hidden in this week&#39s issue. Spot where he is and email Winner chosen at random. Prize restrictions apply in Northern Ireland. Last week&#39s winner: Liz Camilleri, Affinity Property Finance (page 37)


Free easy guide to technology for advisers

The first guide focusses on hardware, giving adviser firms practical advice on everything from choosing a new laptop, printer or personal digital assistant, right through to network solutions. Each guide will also include a handy glossary section at the back. Subsequent guides will look at areas including back-office systems, research technology and e-commerce marketing. Together, […]

Network stops advertising for new ARs

Friends Mortgage World has suspended all adverts for its network until after Mortgage Day on the grounds that it would be irresponsible of it to encourage more firms to join. Mindful of the Financial Services Authority&#39s timescale for authorising new firms, Friends Mortgage World says the FSA does not guarantee that it will process application […]

New Life Mortgages receives authorisation

Peter Lucas, New Life Mortgages&#39 chief executive, says: “We are very pleased and proud to be granted the relevant permissions and as a front runner in the provision of Lifetime Mortgages we now confidently expect to substantially increase the levels of our activity. “Our Lifetime Loans are already being sold exclusively through a select panel […]

Mortgage Support Network receives full authorisation

The network, which has over 1,200 advisers using its support services in the current non-regulated marketplace, received its MTA from the FSA in July and has now received its grant of permission under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Jason Graham, managing director, says: “It is extremely pleasing for both our company and those […]

Advice or guidance? That is the question

The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) brought many benefits to the UK pension industry, but it also created an advice gap, resulting in consumers with the smallest funds struggling to access advice at a suitable price By Justin Corliss, Business Development Manager The Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR) produced in March 2016 aims to remedy this, […]


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