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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 based on the level of cover their policies provided.

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Ecclesiastical Life to sell Hinton & Wild

Ecclesiastical Life is to sell independent equity release adviser Hinton & Wild as part of a re-focussing of its financial services strategy. Ecclesiasticals focus for the future will be on developing a multi-tie proposition and providing a range of financial products through third parties. Hinton & Wild has been an Ecclesiastical insurance group company for […]

Platform named best sub-prime lender by Hamptons

Platform, the intermediary lender of Britannia, has scooped the best sub-prime lender prize at the 2006 annual Hamptons Awards held at the Vinopolis Wine Museum. The award, which is Platform’s ninth in 2006, was voted for independently by a panel of intermediaries on behalf of Hamptons.In the last 12 months, Platform has not only launched […]

Details of property sales online

Househunters now have unlimited access to details of properties that have been sold across the UK in the past 12 months when searching for a property on primemove.com. Consumers can make comparative price checks using the official Land Registry sold figures to ensure a house is correctly valued.

FSA sets out costs and benefits of MIFID

The Financial Services Authority has published a paper setting out its assessment of the overall costs and benefits for the financial services industry of implementing the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive in the UK.The overall impact of MiFID attempts to quantify, where possible, the benefits of MiFID in the UK, and sets these alongside the […]

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