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Seek advice on offshore accounts

Tax experts are urging offshore account holders to seek professional advice before contacting the Inland Revenue with details of their accounts. Over three million UK taxpayers have offshore accounts which until now have paid interest with no tax deducted.

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Giving equity release a good name

The equity release industry can boost its image by cleaning up its act and keeping the press updated on the many initiatives that are underway to help clients, says Andrea Rozario

Sales appointment

Praxis has appointed Dudley Aldous as sales and marketing director.

CMC signs up to PMPA

Countrywide Mortgage Centre is the latest packaging firm to join The Professional Mortgage Packagers Alliance. Situated in Bedford and part of UK estate agency and financial services group Countrywide, CMC has a direct-to-consumer operation, a packaging business that services brokers across most of England and deals with mortgage applications to non-panel lenders that originate from […]

West Brom gives prize to broker

West Brom for Intermediaries, the specialist intermediary lending arm of the West Bromwich, has presented Robin Mazumder of Blue Horse Finance in Sutton Coldfield, with an iPod MP3 player. Mazumder was amongst the first brokers to submit an application to West Brom for Intermediaries via its recently launched website www.westbromforintermediaries.co.uk. Although Mazumder pressed his submit […]

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Under the radar – Fit for Work and sickness absence

Earlier this month we sat in on a presentation delivered by the Fit for Work service, and this session did highlight one small but important change to the offering that we must admit had slipped under our radar. The Sickness Absence Review published in 2010 suggested that the Independent Assessment Service (now branded Fit for Work) should have three access points; referral by […]

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