Berkeley Berry Birch is planning to introduce home information packs in conjunction with The Live Organisation, which provides residential conveyancing services. The Hips will be available to estate agents linked to advisers of the group. They will be offered with no up-front charges to either the client or the estate agent.
The Tenet Group is setting up two new businesses to create a support services suite for directly regulated IFAs. IFA Professional, the support services provider for investment and pension intermediaries, will be positioned alongside new firms Mortgage Professional and Insurance Professional, which both launch in early September. Glenn Chapman, who joined Tenet from Sesame in […]
Invested has appointed John Tevenan from DWS as London sales director. Tevenan will focus on City and West End intermediaries and wealth managers. He also becomes a director of Investec. Tevenan was head of discretionary sales at DWS since 1999 focusing on London and the Channel Islands.
The HomeBuy Scheme is in turmoil, with confusion over how it will be implemented, who will be involved and whether those lenders willing to take the plunge will be ready for trials of the scheme in April 2006.
38 per cent of advisers have done nothing to prepare for the FSAs new mandatory electronic reporting regime, according to research from technology firm 1st.The survey also shows 13 per cent of firms have not even heard of online reporting which has been in place since July 1, although the first deadline for submissions has […]
Last year proved to be a busy time for Johnson Fleming’s events team. In addition to attending and hosting events across the country, the company orchestrated a series of webinars that took place throughout the year.
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