“Launching on M-Day means we’ve only ever known life as a regulated lender. The rules permeate everything we do. The impact of TCF on lender-broker partnerships is on our radar and we’ll also be watching with interest the FSA’s findings following its recent thematic reviews.”
Money Partners has confirmed industry rumours that Kevin Friend, former director of sales at Scottish packager Opus, has joined the Middlesex-based lender as head of strategic partnerships.Friend left Opus earlier in October, stating at the time that after two-years with the Glasgow-based packager he was looking for new opportunities closer to his home in England. […]
When thinking about your clients’ protection needs, uppermost is making sure their mortgage is covered. But this isn’t always where their needs end. With consumer debt levels rising at an alarming rate and savings falling, people are playing a dangerous game with their finances. If serious illness or accident strikes they could find themselves falling from a great height.
Research from Portman on haunted properties reveals Brits don’t give a hoot when it comes to things that go bump in the night. While people used to go to great lengths to ward off evil spirits, hanging up horseshoes and charms or employing shamans and priests to exorcise demons, Portman says 43% of people now […]
Quantum Mortgage Brokers is to resign its directly authorised status by applying to join the Home of Choice network. The decision to apply to become an appointed representative came after months of deliberation and at a time when the boutique brokerage is seeing a growth in business. Jonathan Burridge, managing director of Quantum, says: “We […]
By Chris Taylor, Manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund H1 2014 Economy: after a harsh winter that slowed activity in the economy, the main event of the first half of the year has been the debate over what impact the 1 April VAT hike from five to eight per cent would have; we are […]
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