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The Yorkshire plans expansion

The Yorkshire says it will open 15 branches in the next three years, taking the society’s network of branches to 134. Managers for the branches have already been hired and the society is considering further appointments.

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GHL quits PMPA to join RAMP

GHL Group has left the Professional Mortgage Packager Alliance to join the Regulatory Association of Mortgage Packagers. But it denies that its move is a result of the resignation of Jon O’Brien, former operations director at PMPA. KGB Packaging also recently left PMPA for RAMP, but also denies this is linked to O’Brien’s departure.

Muddled thinking on HIPs must end

The government’s humiliating U-turn over Home Information Packs followed last minute negotiations with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Get on the right side of the IT divide

Imagine a client coming into a broker’s office with their financial and social history gathered on a microchip that also provides access to their banking arrangements.

Broomstick Ball

Mortgage Strategy paid over £3,000 for a table at this year’s Broomstick Ball at a charity auction in Epsom last Friday. The Broomstick Ball is organised by Deirdre McManus, head of sales at Bristol & West.

The curse of long-term cash

Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, reveals why clients should be seriously concerned when short-term holdings of cash turn into a long-term investment. There is nothing wrong with holding wealth in the form of cash on a short-term basis. For many people capital stability is important and access to ready cash […]

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