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A&L sees 500% rise in online applications

Alliance & Leicester’s broker arm recorded a 500% increase in the number of cases submitted online in January.

Online registrations to the A&L broker website also tripled during the first month of the year.

The lender has welcomed the results as it continues to position itself as having made a return to the broker market.

Ricky Okey, managing director of A&L Intermediary Distribution, says: “The results are positive and represent a sharp turn around in the attitude of brokers towards the A&L proposition.

“With better rates and a commitment to lend, A&L is again earning a good reputation in the market.”


Shades of red

Mole knows those folk at Pink Home Loans take their job very seriously, but it was surprised to hear that they are so committed they go to work wearing pink attire every day.

New FSA focus will help smaller firms

At last, the Financial Services Authority has announced that it is to move away from a principles-based regulation towards a more outcomes-based regime.


Pension over-taxing

800,000 people are at risk of being over-taxed on their pensions, writes Steve Webb, director of policy at Royal London Hundreds of thousands of people receiving company and personal pensions should check their tax code to make sure that they are not being over-taxed, according to a leading pensions firm. Mutual insurer Royal London has […]


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