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HIP commitment

Home Information Pack provider MDA Advantage says despite the U-turn by the government, it is committed to the development and provision of a HIP service.

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Edeus last week made four appointments to complete its senior financial team which will work under chief financial officer Ian Lonergan. The four come from Gerrard Investment Management, HBOS, mortgageforce and the Cauldwell Group, parent of Phones4U.

Two-hour completions predicted for next year

The industry could see two-hour mortgage completions as early as next year, says the director of Close Mortgages, Bob Golden. Golden says that with automated valuation models, credit scoring systems and title insurance, processing applications will become much easier, especially for remortgaging. But he adds that small and medium-sized societies may lose out as they […]

Legal package for employees

Lawyer4Life has launched an employee package that adapts the L4L formula of lifetime legal advice to help employers offer a legal service for employees to assist with the recruitment, retention and rewarding of staff.

Equity release grows by volume, but declines by value

The equity release market grew by volume, but declined by value in thie first half of 2006, data released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders shows. The number of new equity release mortgages increased by 2% on the same period last year from 10,877 to 11,130. However, by value there was a decline of […]

Unfinished business?

Pension specialist Fiona Tait gives an update on three big announcements from the 2016 Budget – Pensions Advice Allowance (PAA), the Lifetime ISA (LISA) and the pension dashboard. £500 Pensions Advice Allowance What’s new Under current rules it is possible to deduct an adviser charge from a defined contribution pension fund to pay for financial […]

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