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AR figures for Q1 will come as a relief

Network Review – A quarterly round-up of appointed representative networks

I have not included Mint in the table as it has recently been acquired by Intrinsic and I am unable to say whether the network will continue as a separate entity.

So there you have it – a quiet quarter, which I would say most people in the industry will be happy about as stability is a much sought-after commodity at the moment.

From a broker perspective, the diversity of offerings from networks, both in terms of what they offer financially and the support they provide, reinforces my assertion that it isn’t so much a case of a good network versus bad network any more.


The poor keep on paying more

The effects of inflation on the cost of living do not have an equal impact on all sections of society. As well as suffering from wage stagnation, people on lower incomes have been hit hardest in areas such as food, clothing and fuel

Week in numbers

31,888 – The number of mortgages that were approved for house purchase in March, figures from the British Bankers’ Association show. 13 – The number of properties worth more than £1m sold in Wales in 2011 compared with six in 2010, according to Bank of Scotland. 26% – The number of people who think now […]

Building long-term relationships

Call us old fashioned, but we want to get to know you personally. That’s why we give you a named case manager and underwriter to look after all your cases from start to finish. Your underwriter will happily give you their number, so you can ring them directly with any questions you have. And your […]


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