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Code compliance officer for Banking-Insurance Services appointed

McKenna brings a wealth of regulatory knowledge to the company, holding FPC and CeMap.

Jim has an insurance company background, working in direct sales before becoming an IFA. In December 2003 he decided to concentrate on mortgages and joined BISL as an appointed representative.

The role will involve the random checking of adviser files, and the supervision of our registered mortgage advisers, to ensure adherence to the Mortgage Code Compliance Board rules and regulations. Jim will also provide valuable assistance in the run up to FSA regulation, and the procedural changes that are involved.


Genesis tempts ARs with Mini draw

It is giving one lucky intermediary the chance to win a Mini Cooper in the run-up to regulation. The Mini will be given to an intermediary whose name will be drawn from a list of all those who have attended either a Genesis presentation or workshop, or who have spoken to a Genesis representative about […]

Next Generation Mortgages revises commercial offering

Cardiff-based NGM rolled out an expanded range of products yesterday that cater for the needs of small and medium-sized businesses to its existing national base of 2,000 intermediary partners. Some additions to NGM&#39s enhanced portfolio include distress funding. NGM is now able to offer finance to businesses that have short-term capital requirements. Market-leading products feature […]

Professional Mortgage Partnerships receives MTA letter

The network has also announced the appointment of Martyn Bell as head of its network. Bell joins Professional Mortgage Partnerships with a background of over 25 years in financial services. His role will be to ensure that the network offers excellent products and service tocover the needs of all its appointed representatives plus continuing to […]

BM to roll out KFIs from early October

But they will not carry the FSA logo until October 31. And parent group HBOS has confirmed that all five of its brands will disclose to consumers all payments made to brokers and associated third parties on its KFIs. The brands – Halifax, Bank of Scotland, The Mortgage Business, Intelligent Finance and Birmingham Midshires – […]

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Pensions: trouble ahead?

The pace of change in the pension’s space has been little short of astonishing, and has left thousands of employers struggling to keep their pension policy compliant, and also on the right side of current best practice and governance. Many employers, and indeed many in the pensions industry itself, would like to see a period of no change during the next term of government. This would give all sides a chance to catch up and draw breath. 


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