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IFAP welcomes NatWest sponsorship

IFA Promotion welcomes NatWest Business Bankings announcement that it is to become its latest sponsor, demonstrating further lender support for the IFA sector.

The commercial lending arm of NatWest becomes IFAPs 32nd sponsor and its fifth mortgage sponsor.

Alastair Hutt, head of introducer development for NatWest Business Banking, says: We recognise the importance of firms having easy access to independent financial advice, so were keen to demonstrate our support for a strong IFA sector by sponsoring IFA Promotions activities on their behalf.

Karen Barrett, marketing director of IFAP, says: IFAP offers the gold standard of mortgage advice in todays regulated, depolarised market and we welcome NatWest Business Bankings support. Our Find an IFA service for businesses has been running for over four years, and continues to connect thousands of UK firms with IFAs offering help with their financial planning needs.


CML Conference: Government plans shared equity pilot run in October 2006

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Pre-Budget 2005: Brown encourages investment in REITs

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PMPA disputes member meltdown

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Leeds launches three-year buy-to-let product

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Finance is only one hurdle for small developers

The housebuilding market in its current form simply isn’t working. We are completely over-reliant on the biggest players in the industry – the largest nine are responsible for more than 50 per cent of the new homes built in the UK. But there is a reluctance to do more, particularly in this uncertain post-Brexit world. And with […]


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