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Lib Dems demand social housing

The Liberal Democrats have called on the government to boost Britain’s social housing. The call follows a report by Aberdeen and Loughborough universities, which warned that the housing supply crisis is threatening the younger generation’s future.

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It’s all change for the Knights at GMAC-RFC but it’s more likely to be a case of Simon building on the strong foundations Stephen has laid than a fresh start for the company, says Mark Harris

FSA unveils latest roadshow dates

The Financial Services Authority is offering financial advisers, mortgage intermediaries and general insurance brokers free surgeries. The surgeries take place in Cheltenham on July 17, Gloucester on July 18 and Swindon on July 19. Surgeries are one-to-one appointments, lasting up to one hour, with a member of FSA staff at which firms can raise any […]

New site helps brokers access highest proc fees

A new website has been launched, which helps brokers choose which distribution channel to access products by on the basis of proc fee levels or a the packager’s service rating as voted for by other brokers using the system.The service compares providers and packagers across the residential mortgages, secured loans, bridging finance and overseas mortgages […]

£1,000 Per HIP to survive

An out-of-work home in-spector predicts he would have to charge £1,000 for each Home Information Pack to make a living after August 1.Jason Cross is a fully accredited home inspector who had a job lined up with energyassessors.com.But since the government’s decision to phase in HIPs from August 1, energyassessors.com has scrapped its hiring policy.Cross, […]

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Consumer attitudes to protection

Royal London commissioned Opinium to run our State of the Protection Nation research to find out how people felt about their own protection needs and the industry as a whole. By Ross Jackson, Senior Protection Marketing Manager We surveyed people who had already taken out some kind of protection insurance and those who didn’t have […]

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