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FSA appoints audit director

Rosemary Hilary has been appointed director of the business review and audit division at the Financial Services Authority.

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From Danny Lovey So HCRs are dead – at least for the time being. But they can be obtained on a voluntary basis. Who will do this? Nobody. However, the Energy Performance Certificate, another European idea, is alive and well. And was the EPC supposed to be done by home inspectors in the course of […]

Competition time

Intense competition has been a defining characteristic of the mortgage market in recent years. The number of lenders has increased enormously and the sheer volume of deals now available to borrowers is staggering. As far as products are concerned, competition is pushing rates ever lower, taking lenders’ margins with them.

Hometrack Consumer appoints director

Hometrack, the UK housing information business, has appointed Julia Grinham as director of Hometrack Consumer.She joins the company from UpMyStreet.com, where she has been running the business for the past three years. During her tenure she successfully took the website into profitability, increasing the user base to over a million visitors per month and attracting […]

ifs reveals new name

The Institute of Financial Services has been renamed ifs School of Finance.The new name has been chosen to be more representative of the ifs as it develops its financial education provision, both for the industry, and for consumers as an essential life skill.Mark Roberts, head of financial regulation and corporate and academic relationship management at […]

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Improving health and wellbeing through pensions auto-enrolment

As the auto-enrolment revolution is rolled out to companies with between 50 and 249 people, employers will be grappling with the new rules and requirements. Even though introducing the new regime can be time consuming, many employers are regarding it as an opportunity to review their benefits packages, with employee health and wellbeing regarded as a popular addition.

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