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Genworth in cover deal with Skipton

Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance has signed a three-year deal to supply mortgage insurance to Skipton. Genworth says its mortgage insurance product could help lenders achieve capital savings.

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Too much choice is confusing customers

Too much choice in the financial services market is a mixed blessing and is confusing consumers, warns the European Consumers Organisation.Speaking at the European Mortgage Federation conference in Brussels last week, Jim Murray, director of the ECO, warned delegates that the complexity of financial services and consumer choice made it difficult for consumers to make […]

Price is main insurance factor

Select & Protect has revealed that despite the ongoing criticism of industrywide mis-selling, price is still the most important factor when recommending general insurance providers. The survey of over 500 brokers revealed that 72% felt price was the main deciding factor when recommending a mortgage protection provider. And 45% say they would recommend a provider […]

Competition hits Kensington

Kensington Group has admitted its first charge mortgage business has been hit by increased competition but says it remains optimistic about the second charge and Irish markets.In a trading statement issued by Kensington last week, it revealed its pre-tax profits for 2006 are likely to be towards the lower end of analysts’ expectations because of […]

Commercial First wins awards from NACFB

Commercial First has won two top industry awards at the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers annual awards ceremony and gala dinner.The event, recently held at the Arsenal Emirates Stadium, saw Commercial First topping the NACFB member poll as specialist lender of the year for the fourth year running, having first won the award in […]

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Global benefits predictions for 2015 from Jelf International

According to Doug Rice, managing director of international services, in 2015, managing their international duty of care will become an increasing focus for UK-based overseas organisations in both managing their short- and longer-term challenges. As a result, strong independent advice and innovative technological solutions will become more important than ever in managing their global benefits.

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