Monaco, home to the world famous casino, the Grand Prix and playground of the rich and shameless played host to this year’s Bankhall sales conference and gala awards dinner.The event last Wednesday evening began with a cocktail reception aboard five exclusive yachts. At the conference itself, Paul Hogarth and Peter Mann looked to the future for financial advisers and their businesses. As well as the next evolution of depolarisation and what’s to come from the regulator, they considered future business models. Subjects focussed on topical issues including the future of the mortgage market, A-Day, tailored investment solutions, risk profiling and risk management. At the awards ceremony on Thursday evening guests had dinner under the stars. The 14 awards to members and product providers were presented by comedian Lenny Henry. Peter Mann, chief executive at Bankhall , says: “This is the second time we’ve been to Monaco and the reaction from our members has been overwhelming. Hopefully they found it a worthwhile experience and value for their own businesses. With all financial services markets now regulated, our membership now truly represents a cross section of the industry.”
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Bradford & Bingley has published its quarterly mortgage market review. Duncan Pownall, mortgage development manager at Bradford & Bingley, says: “After a slow start to the quarter gross mortgage lending rose in August to an estimated 27.5bn one of the highest figures on record. “All types of lending increased, although the most marked was remortgaging […]
Bankhall has revealed the impending launch of Bankhall Connect, its multi-tie proposition for directly authorised intermediary firms. Advisers who join Bankhall Connect will have access to investment, pension and protection products from just six providers via a dedicated portal. These are AXA, Clerical Medical, Norwich Union, Prudential, Skandia and Standard Life. Peter Mann, chief executive […]
By Simon Halifax, senior marketing consultant For a few years now, mortgage advisers have probably been warning their clients that there’s only one direction that the interest rate is going and that’s up (well, I know mine has!). However, the financial landscape changed when the UK voted to leave the European Union last month and […]
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