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MAY 5-6: Building Societies
Association’s annual conference in Manchester The BSA must have cursed when Gordon Brown announced the date for the general election as May 6. Apart from who will win the election, regulation and funding will no doubt be top of the agenda.

MAY 6: General election
We’ve been waiting for it for a month, forests have been destroyed to provide enough paper for candidates to send out mountains of flyers and
finally we’re all be able to have our say. Will any party get a majority or will it be a hung parliament? The tension…

MAY 10: Delayed Monetary Policy
Committee meeting Delayed because of the election, the MPC meets today to set the interest rate for the next month. This month’s Shadow MPC on page 22 says the smart money is on yet another hold.

MAY 24-25: Mortgage StrategySummit, Luton
The great and the good of the mortgage industry will gather at the Luton Hoo Hotel for Mortgage Strategy’s annual summit.Anyone wishing to sponsor the event should email anna.ruddock@


Xit2 launches asset management portal

Xit2 has launched the Property In Possession portal with Nationwide Building Society, as part of its new asset management service.

Capital suffers most repossessions

London has been branded the repossession hotspot of the UK in a study by Spicerhaart Corporate Sales. Its finding shows city centres are suffering from the highest numbers of repossessions, with the capital leading the way. London had the most repossessions in the first three months of 2010 – 166% more than the second highest […]

Simon Fletcher

Auto-enrolment: pay attention or pay the price

By Simon Fletcher

As a chief executive officer of a business in the financial services sector, I have been dealing with the introduction of auto-enrolment for our clients for some time, but I can also speak from an employer’s point of view, having to go through the process ourselves.


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