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FSA bigwigs take home big bucks

The Financial Services Authority’s annual report reveals that the number of approved firms dropped by 688 to 28,281 last year. It also shows the regulator’s chairman Callum McCarthy was paid £433,565 last year, while managing director Clive Briault earned £408,029, including a £65,000 performance-related bonus.

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Flooding strikes mortgage industry

Severe flooding throughout the UK has hit the mortgage industry hard with everyone from managing directors to press officers stuck at home because of submerged roads and suspended public transport. Rivers and reservoirs have engulfed towns and villages in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Shropshire causing havoc for residents and local workers. Scotland and Wales […]

Capital Fortune slams lenders for pulling fixed rates

Capital Fortune Independent Mortgage Advisers has hit out at top lenders for withdrawing their current fixed rate products despite the recent interest rate hold. It says existing deals are to be replaced with higher rates across the board, significantly increasing the cost of borrowing and despite the Bank of England agreeing to put rates on […]

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As a new columnist, I am eager to share some highlights of my 20 years spent funding some of the elite properties in the London market. I have had the honour of working primarily in the golden triangle of Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Chelsea, not forgetting St John’s Wood and Hampstead. For me, business has a […]

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Health Shield launches new and improved health and wellbeing benefits

As part of its commitment to help even more companies improve employee wellness and productivity, award-winning health cash plan and wellbeing provider Health Shield has announced a raft of new and improved health benefits. From early diagnostics, detection and screening services to rehabilitation and the extension of home care support to parents, Health Shield’s range […]

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