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LIVE FROM JEREZ: Majority of brokers still uncertain of HIPs plans

The majority of intermediaries are still uncertain of their plans regarding Home Information Packs.

A technology panel debate at Mortgage Strategy’s Mortgage Summit in Jerez revealed that while many intermediaries know what the packs will entail, few have an idea of the impact they will have on the market.

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58% Of business goes through three lenders

Research showing intermediaries do 58% of their business through just three lenders has sparked concern in the industry. The findings from Charterhouse Research also show brokers are placing business through an average of just 11 lenders, which has raised questions about whether brokers are offering the best possible advice. Competitive products are a prerequisite for […]

Lack of trust in government to help save for retirement

Research from Key Retirement Solutions, specialist independent financial advisers for equity release and retirement planning, shows that 41% of UK consumers believe the government should be responsible for ensuring people have good pensions provision to help them enjoy a comfortable retirement. The worrying reality is however that less than one in five, only 17%, of […]

LIVE FROM JEREZ: Juan Rodriguez Inciarte outlines plans for Abbey

Juan Rodriguez Inciarte, director general of Spanish banking giant Group Santander, says Abbey will win confidence amongst the public and intermediaries by offering more choice, better prices and the products that they really need.Speaking at the Mortgage Summit in Jerez, Spain, Rodriguez Inciarte told delegates: The way that we can achieve this is by having […]

Which? plans to lobby for more market reform

Consumer group Which? is to lobby the Financial Services Authority regarding reforms intended to restore confidence and trust in the financial services industry. In response to mis-selling scandals, the Which? consultation paper, Time for a Change, recommends a code of fairness to transform the consumer relationship. The aim is to place greater emphasis on a […]


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