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FSA issues data security warning

The Financial Services Authority has urged firms to change their attitude to data security and do more to protect customers from identity fraud.

The plea comes this morning in an FSA review of systems and controls for data security at 39 firms including banks, building societies, insurance companies and financial advisers.

Philip Robinson, director of the FSA’s financial crime and intelligence division, says: “It is worrying that despite increased public awareness of the impact that identity theft can have on customers, many firms are still not taking this risk seriously.

“Customers have a right to be confident that firms are doing everything reasonably possible to keep their personal and financial details safe.”


AToM looking to take on 10 staff

All Types of Mortgages is bucking the market trend by launching a re-cruitment drive for 10 staff.The packager is looking to appoint eight BDMs and two sales managers.Dale Jannels, sales and marketing director at AToM, says: “Opportunities exist even at this challenging time and we’re keen to maintain a quality service for all brokers.”Magic Loans […]

KGB sees 30% increase in broker applications

KGB Packaging, a member of the Regulatory Alliance of Mortgage Packagers has seen an increase of 30% in volumes of cases submitted by brokers over the last month, compared with the average for 2008 so far. The company has recruited a number of new BDMs that are now trained and out in the field, and […]

C&G raises its rates

Cheltenham & Gloucester has raised its rates for the second time in three weeks.


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