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Mortgage Angels revamps system

Mortgage Angels has reveamped its lead distribution system by launching preview leads. This allows advisers to cherry-pick leads in the immediate vicinity as they are created in real time.

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FSA appoints non-executive directors to FSCS

The Financial Services Authority has appointed two non-executive directors to the board of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.Tony Ashford and Rosalind Reston will resume their positions on the board on February 1.Ashford is currently the chairman of the HSBC pensions trust and a non-executive director of AIB (UK) and the Jubilee Sailing Trust. He worked […]

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Remortgaging above average in December

Remortgaging remained above average in December 2006, says the Bank of England. Statistics from the BoE show that although the purchasing of new homes dropped in December 2006, remortgaging figures remained above the six-month averages. Remortgaging averages for the last six months of 2006 stood at 11.7bn, but December saw a slight rise of 0.1bn. […]

Landlords prefer to buy closer to home

New research for Landlord Mortgages has revealed that just over 77% of buy-to-let investors still choose to invest in their local area. Even in London, which boasts some of the highest house prices in the UK, over half of investors still choose to buy a property within five miles of their own residence.Investors who were […]

Stroud & Swindon increases SVR

Stroud & Swindon has increased its SVR by 0.25%.The increase takes the societies SVR from 7.04% to 7.29% and will affect existing borrowers from February 1.The increase in line with the Bank of England base rate increase of the same amount.

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What employers should expect over the next five years

A major feature of our articles is looking into the Jelf Employee Benefits crystal ball to predict changes and trends that may influence the short and medium term shape of UK employee benefits.  By flagging such changes early we aim to provide our followers with the tools to make sensible and informed decisions on their benefits offerings.