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Blemain Finance joins FISA

Blemain Finance has joined the Finance Industry Standards Association. Director Marc Goldberg will take a position on the board and have input into the direction and evolution of the association.

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Brokers forum launched

A new chat room and forum facility called 1BigTable has been launched, where brokers and IFA’s can share their views.Whether brokers are part of a network and directly authorised, at www.1bigtable.co.uk they will be able to chat and communicate freely with one another to help their own business and potentially improve the level of service […]

AMI says brokers must still prepare for HIPs

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has warned that brokers must fully engage with the introduction of Home Information Packs despite the government’s U-turn last month. AMI has just released a factsheet entitled Home Information Packs Update, as a follow-up to its November 2005 factsheet. It aims to provide members with information on the recent changes […]

Comparing the benefits of networks

Recent months have seen the failure of some high profile networks that served the independent financial adviser sector. The two biggest to implode have been Berkeley Berry Birch and Millfield. This has suggested to some commentators that the model is flawed and that the demise of all networks is nigh.

MDA signs three HIP deals

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, a provider of essential information solutions, has signed three exclusive five-year contracts with Home Information Pack providers in England and Wales.After many months of evaluating potential supply partners, HIP London, House Inspect, and Survey and Valuation Company have chosen MDA as the partner who can provide the most comprehensive solution to […]

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