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PT mortgages up

Personal Touch Financial Services has released its six-monthly trading figures which show mortgages up 111% on H1 2005.They also show group turnover at 35m, 36% up on H1 2005.The network says it is on target to exceed 90m this year.

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Swift not to pass on base rate increase

The Swift Group has revealed it will not pass on the increase in the bank base rate to new borrowers applying for its range of secured loans, and will instead absorb the costs. The recent bank base rate rise is the first in two years and some lenders have been quick to raise their secured […]

Tipton and Coseley pass on 0.25% increase

The societys standard variable mortgage rate will increase by 0.25% from September 1, 2006.Tipton & Coseley is to pass on the 0.25% increase in full on every tier of every variable rate account. Chris Martin, chief executive at Tipton & Coseley, says: We are intent on providing our members with a safe and secure home […]

AFB launches PPI factsheet

The Association of Finance Brokers has launched its first factsheet to help members with payment protection insurance sales procedures. The factsheet, entitled Payment protection insurance checklist, has been produced following issues raised about the PPI sector by the Financial Services Authority and the Office of Fair Trading. The FSA has urged firms to review their […]

Rate rise brings B2L opportunities

The recent rise in the base rate to 4.75% wrong-footed pundits in the financial sector. And it must have come as a disappointment to those who had bet their money on the autumn for a rise in rates.

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Global benefits predictions for 2015 from Jelf International

According to Doug Rice, managing director of international services, in 2015, managing their international duty of care will become an increasing focus for UK-based overseas organisations in both managing their short- and longer-term challenges. As a result, strong independent advice and innovative technological solutions will become more important than ever in managing their global benefits.

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