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FSA publishes newsletter for mortgage advisers

The Financial Services Authority has published the latest newsletter for mortgage advisers which is available on its website.

The newsletter is a roundup of recent work and information relevant to mortgage advisers.

The FSA says it is committed to providing help to small firms and making the FSA easier to do business with.

From now on small firms will only receive one routine email per month from the FSA.

This will include all information relevant to them from the previous month.

However, they may receive further emails if they have subscribed to other FSA mailing lists such as forthcoming events.


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