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Devlin joins FSCS board

Ron Devlin, head of claims division at the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, has been appointed to the FSCS board as an executive director.


When the dream overwhelms reality

We are fast approaching the season of joy and goodwill but we can all see that what is always an expensive time of the year has all the signs of being even more so this year, as the Monetary Policy Committee plots the extent of the next Bank of England base rate increase.

Woolwich dropped from Optoma panel

Optoma has announced that it will no longer include Woolwich on its lending panel.Woolwich has been a prime lender with Optoma for a number of years, but the number of applications with Woolwich has reduced significantly over the last 12 months.Optoma now has 15 leading lenders on its panel including new arrival, Swift.David Levey, finance […]

Brokers must work for their proc fees

This issue is high profile as more lenders explore retention strategies. A number already offer retention fees to brokers who keep their clients with them and it looks likely that more will follow suit in the months ahead.

Retirees are cashing in on property to enjoy retirement

Research from Linden Homes shows retirees are no longer downsizing purely for practical reasons, but rather to use the equity they have built up in their property over the years to fund a new phase of life, including holidays and college courses. However, the perception of retirement has changed dramatically over recent years, and more […]

Artemis Investments’ Outlook for 2016

Political change and the ‘normalisation’ of interest rates mean 2016 is likely to be another interesting year. But what will it bring for equities – and bonds? Here, a number of Artemis’ managers share their views. Click here to read the full article


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