Bankhall has appointed GlobalExpense to manage its employee expense claims process. The GlobalExpense system is web-based and more accessible than competing software solutions that need to be downloaded onto PCs.
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The Financial Services Consumer Panel is calling on the Financial Services Authority to scrap commission payments to advisers.But one broker says he has to earn an average of £1,250 in commission and fees on each mortgage to make it worth his while.The FSCP, which acts as an independent voice for consu-mers of financial services, says […]
I wasn’t surprised to read the results of Mortgage Strategy’s straw poll on whether Home Information Packs should be scrapped, given that it had been hijacked by a pro-HIP forum (Mortgage Strategy’s June 11). You can’t blame them for trying – clinging to life when facing death is a strong motivation. What puzzles me is […]
The Mortgage Partnership is offering free valuations in association with Freedom Lending.The free valuation scheme has been launched to celebrate Freedom Lending’s rebranding next week. TMP is now offering free valuation on all purchases with Freedom Lending and free valuation plus free legals on all remortgages. The offer is available with a £99 administration fee.John […]
It’s not long now before Gordon Brown makes the short move from 11 to 10 Downing Street. The burning question is whether this will have an impact on the housing market. I’m not optimistic because Brown has not done much for the market as chancellor.
One of the areas that will be high on the new minister for pensions’ to-do list will be the forthcoming review of automatic enrolment (AE). The outgoing minister had regularly said that AE contribution levels would need to be revisited early in this parliamentary term, and new research by Jelf Employee Benefits reveals employer support for such proposals.
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