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Halifax intermediaries to accept online applications only from October 1

Paul Fincham, spokesman for Halifax, says: “We are simply doing simple housekeeping before regulation. We have been online since January 2003. We do 90% of our business online, so there will literally be a handful of brokers who will not be able to access it. If someone can&#39t

access us, we will help them to get on the system.”

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Mortgageforce receives FSA grant of permission

It is believed to be the first firm of its kind, a national franchisor, to receive its grant of permission. Nic Lewis, sales and development director, says: “While firms of our experience and scale had complete confidence in securing FSA authorisation, it is a highly significant moment when the FSA confirmation actually arrives. We are […]

Nationwide on track to launch KFIs from mid-October

The society says intermediaries will be able to obtain its KFIs in three ways: directly from its website; from the Mortgage Trading Exchange; and via other sourcing systems. It says any KFIs sourced either from its site or from MTE will be guaranteed penny perfect. It adds it is co-operating with other sourcing systems to […]

70% of regions see landlord rental incomes rise

Rents increased in seven regions, with the largest rise in Wales, up 11.4% to £8,859, the East Midlands up 6.3% to £9,721, and the West Midlands up 5.5% to £9,499. Rental incomes in both the North-West and East Anglia rose by over 3% to £7,009 and £8,854 respectively, while smaller rises were seen in the […]

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Health Shield joins the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries

Health cash plan provider Health Shield has joined the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries (AMII) as a corporate member. The non-profit-making Friendly Society is one of eight health cash plan providers to join the intermediary trade body, which is looking to establish working parties with intermediaries and providers on issues such as product innovation and regulation.

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