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Tackling ID fraud

The cost of corporate ID fraud could be as high as 50m per year and Equifax is tackling the problem with its newly introduced anti-fraud tools.

Working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police’s Stirling initiative, launched earlier this year, Equifax has introduced two services to protect businesses.

Stirling is the police initiative targeting criminals who profit from fraud and money laundering. It can offer Equifax customers information in their fight against corporate ID fraud.


Online Handbook is site of interest

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

It’s time lenders called time on ERPs

It would be easy to mask the real reason for my calling time on early redemption penalties by saying it would make it easier for consumers to understand how mortgages work. But I won’t. The truth is that ERPs can and often do stop home owners moving or remortgaging.

Origen mortgage team signs up for CeMAP qualification

Advice and distribution firm Origen has become the first company to sign up its entire mortgage team for the Institute of Financial Services advanced mortgage advice qualification Advanced CeMAP.The seven-strong Origen mortgage team, headed by Wayne Gibbs, was formed in February 2005. Its team of mortgage brokers are spread across Origen’s branches in London and […]

United Group to develop proposition for HIPs

The United Group is aiming to make the transition to using Home Information Packs straightforward with its eConveyancer system and with the help of other mortgage-related organisations. The United Group owns technology that facilitates the electronic flow of information between organisations involved in the house buying process. It now plans to develop a proposition for […]


Neptune video: UK economy: a sustainable recovery?

After years of a slowly brewing economic recovery, the UK has seen a strong rise in growth in recent months. Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses the strength of this recovery and whether it is sustainable.

In the video, Martin addresses the following:

• Structural features supporting the UK economy
• UK mid-caps and the potential for M&A activity
• Valuations and opportunities in house builders


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