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Swift fixes for RAMP members

Swift has released a range of two and three-year fixed rates exclusively for members of the Regulatory Association of Mortgage Packagers. The fixed rates are available for clients who have any level of arrears and County Court judgements.

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Equity Advice unveils strategic partnership

Equity Advice, the national referral service for professional introducers, has unveiled a strategic partnership with Cotswold Mortgage Services.The independent telephone-based advice centre Equity Advice, which launched in 2005, has agreed to promote its services to over 100 members of specialist mortgage network Cotswold Mortgage Services.Its services are accessed via a web-based referral process and it […]

Is the government’s free advice proposition a good idea?

The government is proposing to introduce a free financial advice service in a bid to ensure everyone has access to quick and simple generic financial advice. The government has set up a task foce to explre options for the service which it hopes to have up and running by 2013.

So this week Mortgage Strategy asks: Is the government’s free advice proposition a good idea?

Focus Solutions launches front-office propositions

Focus Solutions Group has unveiled a series of propositions for the life, pensions, investments and mortgage markets.The company’s solutions will continue to concentrate on the front-office area, with a suite of componentised extranet and point-of-sale solutions for manufacturers, bancassurers, key distributors and intermediary networks. Its aim is to improve the efficiency of the automated sales […]

Hearnden adopts My Mortgage Direct as AR

Hearnden Associates has adopted My Mortgage Direct as an appointed representative following its departure from network Sesame.On January 2 2007, Hearnden Associates dissolved its ties with Sesame and became directly regulated by the Financial Services Authority, allowing the firm to offer clients a wider range of services and secure exclusive deals from lenders.Cath Hearnden, director […]

Auto-enrolment

Employers fined £52,500 for auto-enrolment failings

By Jamie Clark, Business Development Manager The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has taken the step of naming and shaming employers that have been served County Court Judgments (CCJs) for non-payment of auto-enrolment fines. We take a look at what this means for employers, their employees and advisers Shamed into action? Sixty-four employers have been served CCJs […]

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