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HSBC launch

HSBC has launched the first of 80 commercial banking centres, in Swansea.

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FSA advises advisers on advising

A recent piece of Financial Services Authority work on the quality of advice was designed to help firms improve their practice and is relevant to the all-pervading topic of Treating Customers Fairly. The FSA describes this as one of the largest pieces of thematic work it has undertaken, with the objective of providing firms advising consumers on financial products with help on how to improve their advice processes and cut the risk of mis-selling.

HIPs will mend broker chains, says AHIPP

Home Information Packs will be pivotal in helping broken chains to get back on track, giving let down sellers confidence that a new buyer will progress quickly using the information provided, says the Association of Home Information Pack Providers.Currently, if a sale falls through, sellers can be left waiting months for new buyers to go […]

A complicated addition to the market

You might well wonder about the name Stonehaven and its background. Well, Stonehaven is the newest entrant in the equity release sector and it has not come to market without considerable preparation. As it launches its trial with a number of introducers, Stonehaven as well as the rest of the market will be looking to see whether it has got its offering right.

Bank of Scotland Mortgages wins awards

Bank of Scotland Mortgages has won three awards at the MoneyQuest Awards.As well as scooping lender of the year, Bank of Scotland Mortgages also won awards for best for technology in the mortgage category and lender business development manager of the year. Charles Haresnape, managing director of Bank of Scotland Mortgages, says: We are delighted […]

Can UK companies satisfy global appetites?

By Mark Martin, Manager of Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund

Rapid economic and income growth is leading to a dramatic shift in diet towards protein products right around the globe. UK companies such as Genus, the world’s largest livestock breeder, are benefiting from this increasing demand. Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses this investment theme.

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