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AMI associate director Griffiths quits

Association of Mortgage Intermediaries associate director Rob Griffiths has quit after just a year in the job.

Griffiths, who joined from trade newspaper Mortgage Introducer where he was editor, is set to pursue a career back in the media.

The AMI board was notified of the decision today, and Griffiths will remain with the trade body for another three months, with AMI set to scour the market for a replacement in that time.


Equity release market witnesses minimal growth in 2006

The equity release market continued to struggle to significantly grow in 2006.Figures from Safe Home Income Plans released today reveal only a marginal three per cent increase in lifetime mortgage business last year from £1.05bn in 2005 to £1.08bn last year.Home reversion business accounted for £73.5m of new business in 2006, up almost 35 per […]

Protection marketer quits Friends

Friends Provident head of protection marketing Ian Jefferies is leaving the firm after 24 years. He is understood to be moving to general insurance firm Fortis.

Heading for the exit

Guy Anker says brokers have welcomed the FSA’s crackdown on exit fees.

Raising the stakes

In the first of two articles on the NPSS, Norwest Consultants principal Harry Katz says neither the pension industry nor the Government seems to have learned from the stakeholder saga.

US equity income: the standout market

By James Hackman, head of US Equities at Neptune With a growing dividend market, very low payout ratios and high dividend cover, the US is one of the standout equity income markets globally. It is also one of the most unloved. James Hackman, manager of the top-performing Neptune US Income Fund, highlights six key facts […]


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