View more on these topics

96 per cent of intermediaries have made a decision

96 per cent of all mortgage intermediaries have made a decision on mortgage regulation, according to Birmingham Midshires Smart research index.

Only 4 per cent were still unsure what they would be doing in relation to the introduction of mortgage regulation, compared with 16.4 per cent in December 2003 and 10.5 per cent in March 2004, with 6 per cent believing they are unaffected.

Just over nine out of ten (91 per cent) now submit at least some of their business online. More than six out of respondents (61 per cent) who submit online have now been doing so for more than a year, compared with 39.3 per cent in December 2003.

BM Solutions head of sales Alan Cleary says: “It is reassuring to see that so many intermediaries have made plans for regulation and that they have recognised the importance of online services.”


SG Asset Management – SG Long-dated Corporate Bond Fund

Type: Oeic Aim: Income by investing in sterling-denominated corporate bonds Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £50 Investment split: 100% in sterling-denominated corporate bonds Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges: Initial 3.5%, annual 1% Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5% Tel: 0808 1007426

Recipe for disaster was on the menu 10 years ago

It is a matter for amazement, bewilderment and anger that the FSA is caught unawares over and over again by the foreseeable outcomes of its own policies – outcomes which were predicted by many IFAs years ago. An excellent example is Brian Cochrane&#39s Independent View article which was published in Money Marketing 10 years ago, […]

Webline quits Unipass over Origo charges

Fast-growing portal Webline is pulling out of Origo&#39s Unipass digital certificate system because it says it is too expensive. Webline says it is not prepared to pay the five-figure fee that Origo is demanding, saying it is not worthwhile because the service has only been taken up by 0.1 per cent of its users. Assureweb […]

Lawyer backs time limit

Law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain says time bars on endowment misselling claims are necessary to balance the rights of companies and consumers. The Consumers&#39 Association recently launched an attack on financial firms and the FSA for allowing claims for compensation to be time-barred 15 years after the alleged misselling. But speaking at RPC&#39s annual financial […]

Tax year-end planning for annual allowance

Last tax year-end there was a lot to think about in relation to planning. The introduction of the tapered annual allowance and the implications of moving to a fixed pension input period, the reduction in the lifetime allowance and potentially applying for protection, and the concern about changes to tax relief, to name a few. […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm