From Dale KnightI am writing with reference to Richard Griffith’s comment (Mortgage Strategy, October 17 2005) that the ‘promotional spin’ from Professional Mortgage Network says we have 440 member firms. I believe he is referring to the number which appeared in an article in another trade publication. This number was incorrectly reported and mixed up the number of Berkeley Independent Advisers member firms, with those of PMN. PMN has 50 AR firms and we have never implied anything else.
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As millions prepare for tonight’s Halloween parties, Lloyds TSB Insurance is warning homeowners to brace themselves for a spate of trick or treating disasters.The insurer says claims for malicious damage could triple following Halloween this year. After October 31 last year, insurance claims shot up by almost 150%.Some of the quirkier claims made following last […]
One in three UK flood victims fear the threat of flooding is increasing, and nearly half believe their property will be at risk again, new research reveals.Despite this, 80% of home owners say they would not consider making changes to their homes to provide better protection against flood damage. This is why Norwich Union is […]
A year after the introduction of statutory Financial Services Authoriys regulation, the regulator is due to begin a review of how the new rules are working in practice.The Council of Mortgage Lenders has today published an article reviewing the transition to the regulated environment, in which it argues that the costs of regulation have greatly […]
The FSA Handbook section of the regulator’s website contains much more than just a downloadable copy of the publication and should be of interest to brokers, says Bill Warren
Research by insurer LV= suggests that some 11 million employees in the UK have no company-paid sick leave entitlement. So if an employee from within the above grouping cannot work through illness or injury for any period of time, their only income would likely be that provided by state benefits alone.
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