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Consumer will benefit from regulation- Moneynet

FSA regulation of the mortgage market will bring greater transparency for consumers says data comparison service Moneynet. Chief executive Richard Brown said the new rulings should clarify many areas which were previously slanted in the lender’ and brokers’ favour.


Bristol & West launches new mortgage products

Bristol & West will be launching the following products on Wednesday 3rd November 2004. STANDARD Discount 5.05% (variable) equal to 1.79% discount off SVR until 31/03/2007. Reverts to SVR. Max LTV 95%. Fees assisted. No extended tie. £299 arrangement fee. No legal fees (for remortgagers only) and valuation fee. MIG paid by Bristol and West […]

Burns Anderson offers route to GI market

Burns Anderson is offering its members an independent route to the general insurance market through a strategic partnership with Berkeley Alexander. Burns Anderson says the agreement will offer members two service propositions: independent advice through a web based quotation system or an introducer service.

Stewart Ritchie on pensions

One way to simplify pensions would be for new employees to automatically join the pension scheme. At the moment, it would not be legal to compel new employees to join or indeed to compel employers to make joining automatic but the Government can get very close to this and probably will.

Liverpool Victoria launches into child trust fund market

Liverpool Victoria has announced plans to launch into the child trust fund market. Th friendly society intends to launch two trust funds when the Government’s new savings initiative goes live in 2005. The range will consist of a with profits product investing in the society’s fund, and a stakeholder trust fund. Liverpool Victoria already offers […]


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