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AfI to sponsor AMI dinner again

Abbey for Intermediaries will be the main sponsor of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries’ annual dinner on June 19. This is the second year the lender has sponsored the event.

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Compass becomes Debt Adviser Group

Debt solutions specialist Compass Finance Group has changed its name to The Debt Advisor Group.The company’s change of name was approved by shareholders at its annual general meeting on February 23. The change of the company’s name has been implemented to reflect the range of products and services provided by the Group.Mike Sutcliffe, chief executive […]

MT launches 60% commission for secured loans

The Mortgage Times Group has launched a 60% gross commission scheme for intermediaries offering its secured loans products across the whole of its secured loans panel.The panel has been recently revamped and now consists of 15 lenders. Applications are underwritten by the secured loans team located at Mortgage Times’ head office in London.There will be […]

Diversification drives bank profits, says KPMG

Profit growth in wholesale, wealth management, investment banking and international banking markets have been key factors in the growth of UK banks, KPMGs UK financial institutions performance survey reveals.The survey compares the annual results of HBOS, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB and Barclays. Pre-tax profits increased by 20.3% year-on-year ending December 2006 at 26,276m.Profits […]

The long view

Barry Meeks will bring the benefit of long and diverse experience in the mortgage marketplace to his new role as managing director of Pink Home Loans, says Nicolette Botbol

The future of active management is now

Fees under pressure. Regulatory moves against closet indexers. Rapid advances in financial technology. Shifting sentiment among investors. Such mounting challenges have led to widespread speculation about active management’s shrinking future. But a closer look inside intelligent portfolio construction today tells a story of expanding roles, added value, and innovative risk-adjusted, lower-cost solutions. Four investment experts […]

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