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BDS strengthens management team

BDS Mortgage Group has made further appointments to its management team.

Tracy Dixon, formerly account executive at Intelligent Finance, joins as network manager and will take direct responsibility for developing the services BDS offers to its appointed representatives and directly authorised firms.

Claire Kennedy, formerly head of marketing for Mortgage Brain, joins in the same position and will take responsibility for leading all marketing and activities within BDS Group.

Phil Jay, managing director, says: “BDS has recently announced its regulation plans at a series of successful roadshows and these appointments complete the internal changes it has made to ensure that it can deliver on its promises and maintain the exceptional service that customers expect.

“The new management team have lots of challenges ahead and I am confident that the company now has the right people with the right knowledge to face these head on and continue to be successful in 2004 and beyond.”


L&G adds to senior insurance team

Legal & General has appointed two members to its general insurance operations senior management team. Peter Richmond is appointed business development director. His role will encompass direct responsibility for all general insurance distribution channels, marketing and business systems. He was formerly operations and business systems director. Andrew Dawson will join Legal & General at the […]

Select Committee report shows concern about housing crash, says Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats say that a Treasury Select Committee report on the 2004 budget showing commentators concerns over a housing market crash, demonstrates the potential threat it poses to the economy. Norman Lamb MP, Liberal Democrat member of the committee, says: “It is clear that many independent commentators differ from the Chancellor on the potential […]

Chase de Vere to play Arsenal team for charity

Chase de Vere Mortgage Management is playing an Arsenal &#39celebrity&#39 team to raise money for Shelter, the charity that helps the homeless and people in poor housing. They will be playing for the inaugural Shelter Challenge Trophy, a new annual event created by Chase de Vere Mortgage Management. The Arsenal team includes numerous ex-Arsenal players […]

ARLA launches buy-to-let masterclasses for investors

The Association of Residential Letting Agents has stepped in to fill the education gap for investors in the private rented sector following adverse reports of expensive buy-to-let teach-ins. The ARLA masterclasses for buy-to-let investors are being launched in the North-West. The first full day seminar is to be held at the Manchester Conference Centre on […]


Guide: reporting to the Pensions Regulator — what and when?

Johnson Fleming has published a step-by-step guide demonstrating the importance of record keeping and reporting, and how it can ensure you operate a successful scheme. The guide takes you through some key questions you need to ask and identifies the information you need to obtain. The topics include: why you need to keep records and the benefits of doing this; registering your scheme; what information you need to record to ensure you meet the Pensions Regulator’s requirements; and what items need to be recorded and when.


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