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London Money opens Manchester Money office

London Money has launched a new directly-authorised brand, Manchester Money.

Manchester Money will be headed up by director Chris Barker, who was previously a Mortgage Advice Bureau appointed representative.

Manchester Money will advise on first and second charge mortgages as well as other regulated activities including protection.

The new brand will sit alongside its sister company Manchester Money Commercial, headed by Adele Turton.

London Money director Martin Stewart says: “Don’t ever under-estimate the power of a flirtatious tweet. I sent one to Chris two year ago and after many subsequent meetings and discussions we are delighted to welcome to the group a genuine talent, disruptor and visionary.”

Barker says: “I have watched with interest the work that Martin and Scott [Thorpe] have been doing at London Money and I was keen to be a part of a broker-led revolution.

“I now have control of a business and a brand whist also being part of a larger group that are all focused and moving in the same direction.”



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Auto-enrolment — don’t leave it too late…

With auto-enrolment (AE) well under way for the UK’s largest businesses, over the next three years an additional 800,000 smaller employers (with less than 60 employees) will start their journey to comply with the legislation. AE mandates all eligible employees and their respective employers to make regular pension contributions into a qualifying pension scheme. To learn more about the legislation read our brief Jelf AEase — simple steps to AE compliance guide.


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