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FSA plans to launch mortgage website

The FSA is launching a new mortgage website for consumers – mortgageslaidbare.info – bringing together existing mortgage tools and resources including budget calculators and mortgage tables. The website is launched to coincide with the first anniversary of mortgage regulation. A national and online advertising campaign promoting the web site is to follow.

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Mortgage Business Expo which takes place on November 16-17 at Earls Court, London, will be offering visitors an image consultancy service through firm Dress2Kill. If your career is being dampened by your image, Dress2Kill will provide a free consultation and prescription to smarten up your dress sense. Men will also be able to get a […]

Goshawk to sell reinsurance arm

Troubled British insurer Goshawk has agreed to the sale of its reinsurance business Rosemont Re to a consortium of private investors led by the former chairman of ACE Don Kramer, subject to terms. Goshawk admitted significant losses to its reinsurance arm following Hurricane Katrina this September.

RBS offers pre-approved funding levels

Royal Bank of Scotland is speeding up its commercial property transaction procedure in anticipation of a pre A-Day rush. RBS is offering pre-approved funding levels for commercial property investments into self-administered schemes, in conjunction with James Hay, Westerbys and Merchant Investors. The bank will marry IFAs with lenders, with RBS assessing loan feasibility. Through its […]

Protection providers called on to release claims data

All protection providers should reveal their claims statistics to improve understanding and decrease instances of non-disclosure by clients, according to Abbey for Intermediaries. Head of life and health propositions (protection) Sue Wilkinson made her call as ScotProv released its critical-illness claims data for January to June 2005. The data shows that the majority of unsuccessful […]

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