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Tesco Personal Finance and Royal Bank of Scotland’s proposal to launch a price comparison website throws up impartiality issues, says

Richard Brown. managing director of, says: “We pioneered the idea of personal finance product comparison back in 1997 and have gone to great lengths to ensure our independence and impartiality.

“It will be interesting to see how product providers such as Tesco Personal Finance and RBS square the inevitable conflict between selling their own financial products and promoting those of their competitors.”


Mortgagematch launches new website

Mortgagematch Homeloans has unveiled its new website and advertising campaign which will start in the first week of April. The new site upgrades the previous offering and now offers brokers online case tracking, valuation instruction, online applications forms and agreement in principle forms.Ian McPhereson, managing director of Mortgagematch, says: “Technology is increasingly important to packagers. […]

Government makes changes to HIP regulations

The government has changed the date sellers must have a Home Information Pack if their property is on the market before June 1 2007 for a third time. The Home Information Pack Regulations were laid before Parliament today and represent the culmination of a significant amount of discussion with stakeholders to fine tune the policy.Following […]

AHIPP warns on increase in HIP enquiries

AHIPP has advised estate agents to ensure their staff are fully prepared to face a growing number of queries on Home Information Packs.The association says with full page adverts on HIPs now appearing in the national press, a growing number of consumers are expected to start asking their agents a number of more informed questions […]


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