Shares in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae fell dramatically this week after speculation that the US government will have to use its new powers to bail out the mortgage backers.
Hipstar, Network Data’s Home Information Pack provider, has announced that it has gone into administration.
Le Beau Visage managing director Peter Le Beau has hit out at the ABI, suggesting that the trade body is not doing enough to encourage the sale of income protection.
Employee share plan organisation, ifs ProShare, is offering an introductory course about employee share plans for financial advisers.
The FSA says at least 10 recovery firms are aiming a scam at investors who bought shares through Pacific Continental Securities Ltd, which went into administration in June 2007.
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