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Crown Equity Release becomes regulated

Crown Equity Release has been regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Mark King, managing director of Crown Equity Release, says: We are delighted to meet the FSAs exacting standards for Home Reversions and are pleased to be able to formally commit to the authoritys guidelines.

“We regard FSA regulation as a kitemark of our first-rate customer care and service and look forward to building on our existing excellent standards long into our future.

Crown Equity Release welcomes the regulation of home reversions as an important step in housing finance as it allows the industry and the FSA to extend consumer protection over all aspects sectors of the equity release market.


Payment holiday on secured loans

The Select Partnership is offering a threemonth deferred payment period on selected secured loan products.

Product ideas must start with clients

Residential lending is heading into choppy waters. For this reason, lenders that want sensible, risk-adjusted returns should be thoughtful in their approach.

Brokers unclear on secured loans

Lack of understanding of the secured loan market is deterring brokers from entering the sector, research from Promise Finance reveals.Its survey of brokers found that most want to keep control of the sales process when sourcing loans for clients, but are unclear about how the secured loans market works.Steve Walker, managing director of Promise, says: […]

Halifax price index shows market slowdown

House prices in the UK grew at their slowest rate this year during May, research from Halifax reveals.The lender found that house prices rose by 0.3% in May, compard to the 1.1% increase previously recorded in April. May’s slowdown was the third month in a row the market has growth slow.As a result the annual […]

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White paper — In Focus: Ebola Virus Disease

Jelf Employee Benefits focuses on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and what this means for businesses with operations in West Africa. This will be of particular interest to those with employees either travelling to, or living within, West Africa, the area affected by the most catastrophic outbreak of Ebola to date.


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