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Support for use of gender in MPPI

Banning the use of gender could ultimately affect mortgage protection, making it more expensive for both sexes.

The Association of British Insurers has also welcomed the House of Lords&#39 European Union social and consumer affairs sub-committee&#39s view that the European Commission should carry out a thorough impact analysis of its proposals before proceeding.

Stephen Sklaroff, deputy director-general of the ABI, says: “The committee&#39s report supports the UK&#39s existing and robust sex discrimination legislation which allows gender to be used as a factor in insurance when the data is relevant, reliable and objective.”


Two-thirds of sub-prime market up for grabs

Packagers are still uncertain about whether they need to be authorised or not after the FSA sent out a series of mixed messages. Mortgage Strategy revealed last week that a letter to Kate Main, senior policy adviser at the Council of Mortgage Lenders, from the FSA indicated packagers would have to be authorised come October […]

Headline news from Richard Griffiths

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 […]

In search of qualification clarification

The reason for this is simple: I was curious to find out what exams advisers will have to take come Mortgage Day as while talking to a number of brokers and mortgage institutions it quickly became evident that there is still some confusion about what will actually happen. For those who don&#39t know, December 31 […]

AMI claims victory over network VAT clarification

Without its efforts it says there would still be a question mark over whether the VAT ruling would include mortgage networks. It is now clear that networks won&#39t have to pay VAT on the fees and commissions their appointed representatives generate. Customs and Excise defines networks as firms that appoint and train appointed representatives in […]

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