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Yellow Pages gets equity listing

The Yellow Pages phone directory now includes a classification for equity release.

The classification was introduced in August and will be rolled out throughout the year. The introduction of an equity release classification, also included in online version and phone line 118 247, highlights an increase in demand for the sector.

Jon Salmon, spokesman of Yell, says: “If we hear from advertisers of development in an industry, seriously think about introducing it.

“We also get information from people who use the book. Our sales consultants have daily contact with advertisers. Relationships with relevant trade associations also play a part in introducing classifications. It’s a communication process to keep us abreast of changes that are happening.”



MBBG figures show rise in mortgage lending

Latest figures for October 2005 from the Major British Banking Groups show that net mortgage lending in October rose by an underlying 4.3bn. This was lower both than Septembers rise of +4.7bn and the average of +4.4bn over the previous six months. Underlying growth in overall unsecured personal lending was higher than both September and […]

Revealing the hidden value in HIPs

HIPs might have little intrinsic value but they could herald a common form that would facilitate genuine point-of-sale offers and so benefit everybody in the house buying chain, says Jon Haynes

HBOS appoints Barnetts to its remortgaging panel

Following on from its appointment to the panel of law firms for London & European, Barnetts has landed another panel appointment.The Merseyside-based conveyancing and personal injury law firm has been appointed to HBOSs remortgaging panel. Barnetts is one of six firms in England & Wales to have made the grade.Nigel Payne, head of business development […]

Freehold off to flying start

Freehold has revealed the first 16 members to join the packaging association. Paul Brett, spokesman for Freehold, says: “We are in talks with three other firms and will cap membership at 25. This is a great start.”

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Guide: how to… communicate with your pension members

Effective communication of your pension scheme is a large part of getting auto-enrolment right. Delivering the same message to all employees is not necessarily the way to go. To assist you with the communication of your pension scheme, we have provided some key areas to think about, such as:

  • What to consider when segmenting your workforce
  • How to communicate to pension scheme members at the right time in their member lifecycle
  • What topics you should be discussing with your pension members
  • The new pension freedoms and the importance of communicating them


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