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Fixed on prepayment pool

The Government is to work with the mortgage industry to pool and publish data on prepayment behaviour as part of its work on long-term fixed rates.

It discusses pooling prepayment data as a way of encouraging lenders to offer long-term fixed-rate mortgages without heavy repayment penalties.

The review points out that in countries such as the US and Denmark, where there are financial instruments to pass prepayment risk to investors, there is a well developed body of information on prepayment behaviour and investors have an incentive to develop a competitive advantage in pricing this risk effectively.In the UK there is limited information on prepayment behaviour with long-term fixed-rate mortgages.


New group company secretary for Lighthouse

Lighthouse Group has appointed Mark Ross as group company secretary. He joined at the start of the year, complementary to his existing role as director of risk. Lighthouse says the appointment combines strategic compliance, risk management and governance responsibilities within a single function.Ross is a qualified chartered accountant who has specialised in regulationand risk management […]

Skandia wins SimplyBiz accolade

Skandia has been awarded SimplyBiz provider of the year in the service provider’s 2008 Partnership Awards, followed by Standard Life in second place and Norwich Union in third.

IFDS takes up the call

IFDS is turning its talent to a different cause, providing its call centre and 300 staff to man the donation phone lines for Sport Relief 2008.The Essex-based financial services administration outsourcing manned the lines on Friday, helping the charity through its seven-hour bonanza on BBC1 in a bid to beat last year’s amount of £18m […]

King and Platt plan online protection brokerage

Former Torquil Clark Life Insurance directors Jason King and Simon Platt are looking to launch an online protection brokerage by the end of the summer.The pair left Torquil Clark in August last year, two years after it acquired Life Policies Direct, which they founded in 1999.The online brokerage will provide advice and quotations as well […]

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