The Council of Mortgage Lenders has warned that more FSA mystery shopping exercises are on the way.Speaking at the Expo, Jackie Bennett, senior policy adviser at the CML warned brokers to look critically at their business practices. The mystery shopping exercises may happen in the lifetime mortgage and home reversion plan markets, Bennett says. The FSA is currently working with The AMI to bring the industry together and discuss how all players can improve the market.
It was soon clear that many of the advertisements placed after M-Day were non-compliant. What is shocking is that many are still non- compliant 12 months on.
Flower director Trevor Youens is to leave the company and join Home Information Pack specialist the Live Organisation, at the end of this month. Youens has been with Flower for four years but says it’s time to move on. He will be joining Live, part of the First Title Group, as director in a few […]
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 […]
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. […]
Jelf Employee Benefits has given its initial thoughts on the chancellor’s 2014 Autumn Statement. The company is seeking to isolate the sections of the speech (and the supporting document) that are relevant to the employee benefits debate. The first such area is pensions related.
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