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Mark Graves leaves The Right Mortgage & Protection Network after 1 month

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Mark Graves has left The Right Mortgage & Protection Network for Sesame just one month after joining as joint managing director.

Graves, who left Pink in June after three and a half years running the network, joins Sesame as sales director and will report directly to executive chairman John Cowan.

Cowan says: “Mark has built a strong and successful track record based on his close working relationship with adviser firms. It was clear from our first meeting that he is the ideal person with the right credentials to further strengthen our experienced executive team. We are thrilled that Mark has agreed to join us and help to quickly put our plans into action.

“Following the completion of our strategic review we are now focused on the future. This appointment is a further signal to our members, clients and staff, along with the wider market, that we are absolutely committed to driving our business forward as we embark on a new phase of growth and development.”

Graves adds: “SBG is a rejuvenated business with a strong adviser base and a positive vision for the future. I have been impressed by the group’s strong team ethos and its commitment to work closely with advisers on a range of valuable new initiatives.”


Former Pink director Mark Graves has joined The Right Mortgage & Protection Network as joint managing director.

Former Pink director Mark Graves has joined The Right Mortgage & Protection Network as joint managing director. Graves, who resigned from Pink in June, takes up his position on 1 November and will become a shareholder in the network. He will be responsible for the network’s provider relationships and distribution as well as having overall responsibility for […]

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Graves quits Pink for new opportunity

Pink director Mark Graves has resigned after three-and-a-half years running the network.   Graves was asked to run Pink in January 2012 after parent company LSL Property Services bought the network from Skipton Building Society. Prior to this he was financial services development director at LSL. Graves, who is also managing director of brokerage Linear […]

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FCA eyes FOS payout cap hike

The FCA is considering raising the FOS compensation cap from the current level of £150,000. In a discussion paper published today on how it deals with small businesses, the regulator outlines options to expand its eligibility criteria. It says irrespective of expanding its scope, the maximum pay out may need to be raised from £150,000. […]


Leader: Dear Chancellor… Not all tenants want to buy

If there was any doubt about what the Government’s strategy for the housing market was, it was made plain in last week’s Autumn Statement: to boost the proportion of owner-occupiers at the expense of the buy-to-let sector. In the summer Budget, George Osborne announced a tapering of landlord tax relief to the basic rate of […]

Sub-Saharan Africa Near-Term Outlook

By Paul Caruana-Galizia, Neptune Economist

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic renaissance continues. After growing at an average rate of five per cent over the past decade, the IMF projects an acceleration to 5.5 per cent growth among Sub-Saharan economies in the next two years, as developed economies emerge from the crisis. We expect this growth to be sustainable for three broad reasons.


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  • Joe Bloggs 15th December 2015 at 12:34 pm

    John Lacy
    Well Mr Graves needs to move regularly as the companies he works for have a limited life span if he stays too long

    Couldn’t put it better myself.

  • John Lacy 2nd December 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Well Mr Graves needs to move regularly as the companies he works for have a limited life span if he stays too long


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