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Praxis hires head of sales

Praxis has rehired Dudley Aldous to head its internal sales team.

Aldous joins Praxis from Solent Mortgages and will be responsible for managing the team of new business consultants.

He says: “I am pleased to be back at Praxis for a number of reasons. Praxis continues to be one leading UK packagers and it is great to be associated with one of the best.

“It has grown considerably in the last few years and that is simply down to consistently delivering high levels of service to intermediaries, both in the way we help them pre-sale and in our efficient processing.

“I am pleased to be joining Praxis at this exciting time.”

Richard Stettner, managing director of Praxis, says: “Dudley has a vast amount of experience having worked within the mortgage market for over 18 years.

“He understands the needs of intermediary and how to help them. His knowledge and management experience is a welcome addition to the team.”


Finance Academy to open next week

The London Financial Academy, London Metropolitan University’s centre for Continuing Professional Development, will open on October 12 in the City, and in March 2006 at Canary Wharf. The aim of the academy is to bring varied and flexible courses and events to the heart of the financial services industry. International speakers, discussion groups and workshops […]

Phil Jenks appointed HBOS head of specialist lending

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Johnson Fleming set to host webinar on auditing auto-enrolment schemes

With 23 auto-enrolment compliance notices issued by the Pensions Regulator, and an evolving legislative landscape meaning previously compliant schemes may now be in breach of regulation, now is the time to think about auditing your auto-enrolment scheme. Johnson Fleming is hosting a webinar on 9 October at 11:00 on how to audit your scheme to ensure compliance, avoid breaches and fines and overcome data issues.


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