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Relax chooses xit2 system

Relax Finance has chosen xit2’s Valuation Exchange to provide the online system for its panel manager Gateway Surveyors.

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FSA bans IFA from doing business

The Financial Services Authority has banned independent financial adviser, George Robert Piggott, from all regulated activities in the financial services industry.The Financial Services and Markets Tribunal found that in his dealings with customers and in the courts, Mr Piggott knowingly relied on forged documents, recommended lying to an insurance company and threatened some clients with […]

Edeus delivers first 24-hour remortgage

Edeus last week delivered the first 24-hour remortgage completion on its London & European instant funds service with John Charcol.

Trustguard says sales soared 46% last year

Trustguard reports overall sales growth of 46% in 2006. This increase includes first and second charge lending during the year, pushing the volume of mortgages and loans beyond £700m.

Make your mind up time

Early results of trials are open to interpretation but Home Information Packs are coming and brokers will either have to battle it out with estate agents or make peace and hope to pick up referral business, says Harvey Jones

Healthcare regulation amalgamation predicted for Gulf states

While Dubai is leading the way in terms of legislating for expat healthcare in the Gulf, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and others are watching and learning – that’s according to Jelf International’s director of international services, Doug Rice. He believes the pace of change in the Gulf states will continue and that some level of unified healthcare system will be introduced across the region.