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Brokers want IHT scrapped next year

Inheritance Tax is clearly unpopular among brokers, with most Mortgage Strategy Online readers calling for it to be abolished.

This week’s straw poll reveals a massive 71% want the tax to be scrapped in next year’s Budget, compared with 29% who hope Gordon Brown keeps it.

This week Mortgage Strategy asks: “Do lead generation firms offer value for money?”

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Don’t forget secured loans

Brokers are being urged to make more use of secured loans as a borrowing option for their clients by Promise Finance. Steve Walker, managing director of Promise, spoke of the secured lending opportunities available at a seminar during the Mortgage Business Expo last week. Walker says: “Anyone licensed by the Office of Fair Trading should […]

Estate agent launches offer to make city living more affordable

An estate agent in Liverpool has launched an offer to make city living more affordable. City Residential is offering to pay the 5% deposit, legal fees and even stamp duty (up to a total of 10,000) for anybody buying in the recently launched City Central scheme.Alternatively, buyers can opt to suspend mortgage repayments until January […]

The Mortgage Mole

Drama Queen Mole has learned that Mortgage Strategy newcomer Luci Mylward has been hiding an acting past. Seems our hackette auditioned for the role of Izzy in glossy teen soap Hollyoaks, known for its kinky on and off-screen dramas. “I could be a celebrity right now and have my own calendar,” Mylward sighed to Mole. […]

Hamilton joins Zurich

Peter Hamilton has joined Zurich as protection management director. Joining from Friends Provident where he was head of protection marketing, he is responsible for managing and developing Zurich’s business protection proposition.

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Guide: day-to-day tasks ​— can your system manage?

This guide from Johnson Fleming will take you through the required communication and also give ideas for additional actions that will ensure your auto-enrolment project is a success. As well as highlighting what is required from a system to ensure it is up to the tasks, an overview of the following is also provided: data validation; data categorisation; employee communication; opt-in process; opt-out process; produce contribution schedule; contribution reconciliation process; upload of member data to pension provider; upload contribution to pension provider; manage salary sacrifice process; enrolment process; re-enrolment process; and management of increased employee queries.

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