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Dunfermline buys portfolio

Dunfermline has added a further 56m to its mortgage book through the purchase of a portfolio of residential investment loans from Southern Pacific Mortgages Limited.

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London & European rebrands and relocate to the City

London & European has moved into the heart of the City and has rebranded its image.The company says the changes reflect its evolution from a pure title insurer to a provider of solutions that enhance the speed, simplicity and security of property transactions.Alan Smith, managing director of London & European, says: “Over the past 10 […]

Roy Leighton is chair of FSPP

Roy Leighton has taken over as chairman of the Financial Services Practitioner Panel. He succeeds Jonathan Bloomer, who assumes the role of deputy chairman for one year. Leighton is chairman of Nymex Europe. The Panel is a statutory body that represents the spectrum of regulated firms and the interests of practitioners.

United Group warns brokers about HIPs

The United Group, owners of eConveyancer and United Surveyors, is encouraging mortgage brokers to start making plans for the launch of Home Information Packs, which will be trialled in the UK in June next year prior to a full launch in 2007. Alan Dring, sales director at United Group, says: Its easy for brokers to […]

FSA warns on PPI selling practices

The Financial Services Authority has called on firms to take urgent action to ensure their selling practices for payment protection insurance are in line with regulatory requirements. The warning follows a programme of FSA visits and mystery shopping that uncovered poor selling practices and a lack of proper compliance controls. Firms that sell PPI and […]

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Pensions: trouble ahead?

The pace of change in the pension’s space has been little short of astonishing, and has left thousands of employers struggling to keep their pension policy compliant, and also on the right side of current best practice and governance. Many employers, and indeed many in the pensions industry itself, would like to see a period of no change during the next term of government. This would give all sides a chance to catch up and draw breath. 

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