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Marketing Innovation Forum joins AMI

Marketing Innovation Forum has joined the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries as an affiliate member.

Julian Wells, director of Marketing Innovation Forum, says: “We are very proud to join AMI as an affiliate member. Our site provides a value-adding service to intermediaries, and enables them to communicate with each other and the industry as a whole.

“To be offered the opportunity to align our brand with the trade body for intermediaries is, we feel, recognition that our proposition has the best interests of advisers at heart.”

Chris Cummings, director general of AMI, says: ”AMI has always positioned itself as ‘the voice of the mortgage intermediary’ and we are huge advocates of open communication amongst the industry. It is refreshing and encouraging to see a new venture like Marketing Innovation Forum launch into the market at the current time, and we are sure our members will find this expert marketing service of interest.”


Support for FSA to regulate secured loans

Loan Options says it supports the Association of Finance Brokers’ call for the Financial Services Authority to regulate the secured loan market.

Retail Prices Index hits zero

Annual inflation measured by the Retail Prices Index, which includes housing costs such as mortgage interest payments and council tax – slowed to 0% in February, down from 0.1% in January.

Rock kept giving 125% loans after taxpayer bailout

Northern Rock says it kept churning out Together mortgages for five months after it was propped up by government money to maintain relationships with brokers.In a report out from the National Audit Office entitled The Nationalisation of Northern Rock, it was exposed that the now infamous super-size mortgage product continued to be produced by the […]

Parental leave and pensions

Fiona Hanrahan  – Senior Product Insight and Technical Support Analyst We are often asked how parental leave impacts workplace pension schemes in terms of funding in general, auto enrolment and salary exchange. This article will explain each of these. How does parental leave impact the funding of workplace pension schemes? A member of a defined […]


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