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OFT enquiry to scrutinise house building

The Office of Fair Trading has laun-ched an enquiry into the UK’s house building industry, to ensure it isn’t hindering the government’s mission to build more houses.The consumer affairs watchdog will investigate whether builders are effectively delivering housing or whether developments are being held up at the planning approval stage. It is also looking at […]

Commission-only brokers wanted

Affordable-mortgages.co.uk is looking for self-employed brokers to work on a commission-only basis. It passes on 80% of all commission to its brokers, who get free access to sourcing systems.

Tiner hints at exit fees clampdown

John Tiner, who imminently steps down at the chief executive of the Financial Services Authority, has hinted that there may be more to come from the FSA regarding exit fees.In his leaving speech at the chancellor’s High Level City Group today, Tiner told attendees that he was happy that the FSA’s concentration on the retail […]

RBS consortium set for Amro bid

The Royal Bank of Scotland-led consortium aiming to beat Barclays’ bid for Dutch bank ABN Amro says it will make a €71bn (£47.4bn) offer in mid-July.

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