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The headline to my Regulation column in last week&#39s Mortgage Strategy gave the wrong impression.

The message to the members of IFA networks such as Sesame was to set up a separate limited company for their mortgage and insurance business while continuing to write investment business under their current regulated trading name or company.

Richard Griffiths

Managing director

Network Data

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UK&#39s rich to break the 1m barrier

And it reveals that their liquid wealth is expected to register a total rise of 50% over the period. The number of high net worth individuals in the UK grew by over 100,000 in 2003, with the UK is currently home to almost 750,000 individuals with more than £200,000 in liquid assets.  Their combined wealth increased […]

A&L picks e.surv as chartered surveyor

e.surv has been appointed as sole panel manager for the bank and will administer all valuations completed outside of the Alliance & Leicester staff valuer network, assuming responsibility for performance and quality in this crucial area of the lending process. e.surv will also be supplying technology and support services to Alliance & Leicester&#39s inhouse staff […]

IF gauges opinion on regulation

IF says that when the responses are collated, it will be able to pinpoint the top problems facing intermediaries. Jennifer Blackwood, spokeswoman for IF, says: “We had a voting system at the roadshows designed to ask brokers how they thought service could be improved. We hope this will produce some useful results, especially coming up […]

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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