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Manchester Expo gains CPD credit

The Mortgage Business Expo Manchester 2012, has achieved Continuous Professional Development Event Accreditation from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

This is the first time MBE Manchester has achieved such accreditation, which means all delegates are now able to include their attendance at the event as part of their CII CPD requirement should they consider it relevant to their professional development needs.

MBE Manchester takes place on May 23 2012 at the Lancashire County Cricket Club.

The seminar programme will include the keynote speech from the Financial Services Authority on the Mortgage Market Review.


Rising cost of wholesale funds threatens lending

The high cost of wholesale funding may force lenders to scale back their lending, with Lloyds Banking Group revealing that it is looking to cut its market share by 3%. Speaking to analysts last week about its Q1 results, Antonio Horta-Osario, chief executive of Lloyds group, said he aimed to reduce his bank’s share of […]

Q1 repossession figures static

The number of repossessions in Q1 of 2012 was 9,600, the same as in Q1 of 2011, breaking the recent trend of year-on-year increases in repossessions, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

60 seconds with… Nick Baxter, director, Mortgage Promotions

At the strategy summit Some people were calling brokers who are not specialists in a specific field, like new-build or buy-to-let, dabblers – is this right? I don’t think it is right to describe brokers who aren’t specialists as dabblers. Brokers are specialists in understanding and satisfying clients’ needs in different product areas. They might […]


Case study: administration — implementing a management log

Our client is a leading video game and publishing company best known for its console role-playing game franchises. The client provides a number of benefits, at varying levels and cost that attract a P11d liability. With the absence of a management log to track data for benefit movements, enormous administrative and therefore cost implications were occurring each year just to comply with P11d reporting requirements.


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