Former Bankhall IT director Nigel Hopwood is leaving the firm after two years following a merger of its IT and operations departments.Hopwood is assisting new IT and operations director David Scott with the merger. Bankhall says that the move is an indirect result of the new environment created by the regulation of the general insurance and mortgage sectors. Hopwood, who was at Norwich Union for eight years before joining Bankhall, was considered for the IT and operations role but decided to remain solely in IT. He is in discussions with other companies. He says: “I am a little disappointed to be leaving now, particularly with the success of IFAengine.”
Ex-members of Network 300 have rejected an invitation to peace talks by former directors of the group. In an open letter to Money Marketing, Ex-Network 300 members’ action committee chairman Darren Kempster has instead asked all former directors to pass to the liquidator all documentation pertaining to the sale of Network 300. Batten has brought […]
Destini Financial Services has formed a joint venture with Legal Justice to provide UK Muslims with mortgage and protection products compliant with Islamic law. Destini Asian Life and Mortgages aims to offer Muslims a range of dedicated solutions. There is an introductory fee to external IFAs wishing to use the service.
The problem with having different inflation figures is you can use whichever suits your purposes, says Brian Tora.
Pointon York Sipp Solutions is offering a corporate Sipp in conjunction with Seven Investment Management.
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