Half of mortgage intermediaries are writing secured loan business, with 47 per cent of those placing business with two to five lenders, says the Association of Finance Brokers.
Legal & General has become the latest pension provider to confirm its interest in the group Sipp market as it prepares to launch a product this year.
The United Packagers Association has announced the launch of a new website for intermediaries.The website includes information on how to become a member together with marketing support which smaller packagers can use.The UPA is part of The Mortgage Times Group and appeals to smaller packagers in the market and aims to assist these firms in […]
The Claims Standards Council is to vote for a new chairman at an extraordinary general meeting next week following the resignation of Andrew Twambley after just six months in the role.
Demand for independent financial advice on Isas through IFA Promotion’s unbiased.co.uk website has reached record levels in 2007.
Dr. Andrew Lo, Founder and Chief Investment Strategist at AlphaSimplex, says the financial market has experienced the ‘Marching Band Effect’ over the past few years, with the various elements moving to left and right together and feeling the risks as one, making the effect more dynamic.
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