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Haggerty quits Skipton in surprise move

Steve Haggerty, managing director of Skipton, has unexpectedly quit the mutual to pursue other business interests. Skipton says: “We wish him all the best for the future.”

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Brokers advised to cover their backs when selling B2L

Repossessions specialist Moore Blatch has warned brokers that with buy-to-let arrears and repossessions levels rising it’s vital that they use investment style warnings to cover their own backs.

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Last week Mole asked a well known equity release pundit whether there was a market for his firm setting up its own retirement homes to look after elderly guys and gals.

Pink launches Hot Desk facility

Pink Home Loans has launched a new ‘Hot Desk’ facility for its appointed representatives at its head office in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

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Company sick pay – new findings

Research by insurer LV= suggests that some 11 million employees in the UK have no company-paid sick leave entitlement. So if an employee from within the above grouping cannot work through illness or injury for any period of time, their only income would likely be that provided by state benefits alone.

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