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IFS to launch advanced Cemap in September

The Institute of Financial Services is launching an advanced Cemap qualification, to launch fully in September.

Two modules are functional already regulated customer care and lifetime mortgages, bringing together key areas being under scrutiny by the FSA treating customers fairly and home reversion schemes.

The new certificate will also cover off regulatory supervision and alternative residential lending.

IFA chief executive Gavin Shreeve says: “The IFS has had more than 500 registrations for the lifetime mortgages module, indicating the critcal importance advisers attach to acquiring and maintaining competence in this area.”


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Flight makes plea for return to the Tory fold

Sacked Tory MP Howard Flight says the Conservatives will not be taken seriously again by the financial services community unless “business heavyweights” such as himself are returned to the fold.

BM Solutions reduces fixed rates across BTL and self-cert ranges

BM Solutions reduces its fixed rates across its buy to let and self cert ranges. New products include 5.27 per cent two year fixed rate at 85 per cent LTV BTL deal with no extended early repayment charges. The 4.49 per cent two year fixed rate at 85 per cent BTL includes a refunded valuation […]

Industry under fire over pension freedoms

By Jamie Clark, Business Development Manager, Royal London Recent articles in the media have raised concerns about the new pension freedoms. One perceived problem is that across the industry, trustees and providers are not necessarily allowing people to take full advantage of the pension freedoms in situ. This is backed up by a recent survey by […]


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