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Huntswood website wins RNIB award

By law all UK company websites must conform to the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) covering this and other accessibility issues, but a recent report found that two thirds of FTSE 100 firms&#39 sites do not.

An investigation in April by the Disability Rights Commission into web access found that four out of five websites are virtually impossible for disabled people to use, and that visually impaired people struggle the most.

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Brokers are being let down in this regulation

The ordinary mortgage broker could be forgiven for feeling overlooked in the regulation melee. We hear sourcing systems going on about their technological masterpieces but where is the substance to back up the claims? Does it matter who had the first demonstration KFI if the broker has yet to be provided with a version of […]

CML figures fuel fears of HBOS market dominance

The Council of Mortgage Lenders&#39 annual list of top lenders names HBOS as the biggest lender for the second year running, both by size and by total mortgage assets in 2003. HBOS&#39 estimated market share of gross mortgage lending in the year is 26.0%, while Abbey&#39s is 10.7%. If HBOS was to be successful in […]

Dunfermline more than doubles lending, and doubles in size

Thismeans that it has doubled in size in nine years – from just over £1bnin 1995 to £2bn in 2004. Since the branch network was restructured to provide a closer focus on the customer three years ago, lending has increased from £142m in the first seven months of 2002 to £181m in the same period […]

Network Data teams up with Conti Financial Services

The partnership comes in response to rising interest in overseas property purchases and allows borrowers access to a comprehensive list of mortgage and insurance lenders, which until recently was limited in choice. Acquiring an overseas property can be challenging. Simon Conn, senior partner for Conti Financial Services, says: “By working with Network Data&#39s members, we […]

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Pension Wise — now taking calls…

Those with decent-length memories will recall that in the 2014 Budget statement George Osborne announced the new (and entirely unexpected) pension freedoms. The new rules come fully into force in less than two weeks.

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