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Lansdown Place on acquisition trail

Lansdown Place has revealed it is on the acquisition trail and plans to buy specialist IFA firms. The firm, which will open a regional head office in Bristol this week, is looking to buy firms around the M4 and M5 corridors so it can increase its geographical footprint and its number of specialist advisers. Paul Wilson, managing director of Lansdown Place, says: “We want to deliver the financial expertise we have in private and corporate finance across a wider geographical area.”


Wave hello to the new Freedom

Eleven months after Freedom Lending was bought by US investment giant Merrill Lynch, the firm has unveiled its new name – Wave.The lender was given one year from the completion of the sale to Merrill on July 26 2006 to come up with a new name and brand. Since then, it has been tight-lipped about […]

Risk of flooding high, says Allied Surveyors

Allied Surveyors has warned that climate change and development on flood plains has increased the risk of flooding. It urges home owners in areas of England currently suffering flooding to seek advice and contact their insurer.Following this week’s severe flooding Allied Surveyors is concerned that many home owners could find they are not covered by […]

BM Solutions launches sub-prime range

BM Solutions has launched a range of sub-prime and sub-prime self-cert products with £250 cashback.The sub-prime range includes a 5.99%, two-year tracker up to 75% LTV, and £250 cash back. BM Solutions is also offering a sub-prime product at 6.79%, and a two-year tracker with up to 90% LTV and £250 cash back.The HBOS lender […]

B&B predicts lending growth in 2007

Bradford & Bingley. has predicted its net residential lending in the first half of 2007 will be almost double the level achieved in the same period of 2006.In a pre-close trading statement, the mortgage lender reported a good performance in the first six months of the current year with new organic lending volumes, particularly buy-to-let, […]

A funny old year

The past 12 months have been turbulent – just take a look at this chart of the FTSE 100 over the last year. There have been some points which I’m sure would have caused your clients some concern, and possibly even had them looking for an alternative investment with reduced volatility; perhaps without reducing their […]


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