Mel Kenny

Mel Kenny: The challenge of advising the masses

Like most financial advisers, I find it hard to turn down a conversation. It was drummed into me all those years ago. Now, however, it can be a case of trying to get out of a conversation once someone hears you are an adviser, for we are no longer two a penny but gold dust. […]


Treasury committee chairman demands HBOS audit investigation

Treasury committee chairman Andrew Tyrie has demanded an investigation into KPMG’s role as the auditor for collapsed bank HBOS. During the preparation of a report that last month slammed the FSA for its failings in investigating the bank, the Financial Reporting Council was invited to probe KPMG’s work, but declined to do so. Tyrie describes […]

Imla appoints new chairman

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association has re-elected its board and made Kevin Purvey its new chairman. Purvey, who is head of intermediaries at Coventry Building Society, takes over from Aldermore managing director of mortgages Charles Haresnape on 1 December. BM Solutions head Phil Rickards takes over from Purvey as deputy chairman. Haresnape, Precise Mortgages managing […]


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