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Monetary Policy Committee base rate decision After holding the base rate at 0.5% for a year, will the MPC decide that now is the time to ring the changes or does the impending election mean it will hang tight for another month?

MPC minutes published Find out what the thinking was behind the committee’s decision on the base rate this month when it publishes the
minutes of its meeting.

Council of Mortgage Lenders mortgage fraud recoveries seminar The CML will host a seminar on mortgage fraud recoveries, featuring a presentation by Grant Thornton’s James Earp and Nick Wood on minimising losses due to fraud. Barrister Catherine Gibaud will also speak on
the subject of defending a professional indemnity claim and Rosling King will discuss indicators of mortgage fraud. Venue to be confirmed.

CML annual lunch The CML’s annual lunch will take place at the London Hilton Park Lane. The keynote address will be given by David Smith,
economics editor of the Sunday Times.



Family houses next generation of clients

As with most general insurance providers, I am frequently asked to provide marketing materials, campaign ideas and product literature to help drum up new clients. All these work to a degree. But an opportunity sitting right under many advisers’ noses is often overlooked when they conduct client reviews. This opportunity is employed children living at […]

Myners: government wants to ensure the future of mutuals because they add diversity and offer a strong business model

Treasury consults on the way ahead for mutuals

The Treasury has published a discussion document setting out options for securing the long-term stability of the building society sector. The paper seeks views from investors, members, societies and others on options for: – New, more resilient capital instruments (ranking as core tier 1 or tier 1),– Modifications to existing capital instruments to make them […]

Top seaside property hotspots revealed

Like to let beside the seaside? The latest research from LendInvest looks specifically at coastal towns to find which areas offer the top average rental yields to landlords. Where are the top seaside postcodes for landlords? The interactive map below looks at the highest rental yields along the UK coast. According to the data, Hull, […]


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