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Alexander Hall to close head office

Alexander Hall is to close its head office on Lombard Street, London, but says the decision is not related to the current economic climate.

Andy Pratt, chief operating officer of Alexander Hall has also revealed that the mortgage brokerage’s sales director Tony Cardiff left the firm last week and will not be immediately replaced.

Pratt says: “It was always our strategy to close our Lombard Street office when the lease expired. The staff will be redeployed to Foxtons’ regional offices which will give us better regional coverage.”

He is confident about the future of the brokerage because it has the backing of parent company Foxtons.

He adds: “The model has been proven to work. Cash is king at the moment and we have the backing of Foxtons.”


Customers take a broader view

German consumers, weary of the financial services sector, would be happy to get their financial products via the automotive industry, a survey has revealed.

FSA to move away from principles-based regulation

Hector Sants, chief executive of the Financial Services Authority, says the regulator will be moving away from a principles-based regulation towards a more “outcomes-based regulation”.

Movers and shakers

Simon Conn says goodbye to Conti Financial Services

Simon Conn, sales and marketing director at Conti Financial Services (pictured), has decided to leave the overseas mortgage company after 15 years it, but he will continue to work for it as a consultant. Conn started out in the financial services industry with Legal & General in 1980 and founded Conti in 1994.

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The lucky ones

By Denise Wond, Marketing Relationship Manager, Royal London Do you consider yourself lucky? I don’t; I never seem to win a prize in the raffle, if there’s a cancelled train it’s usually the one I’m meant to be on and don’t start me on last year’s holiday. On the other hand, when I think about […]


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