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Lehman hires former RBS stalwart Kaszczak

Lehman Brothers has appointed former RBS stalwart Louis Kaszczak as its intermediary business development executive.

Kaszczak, who quit as head of corporate distribution at RBS Intermediary Partners last October, will work across Lehman’s three mortgage brands London Mortgage Company, South Pacific Mortgage Limited and Preferred.

Lehman chief executive Simon Hinshelwood says: “I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Louis. He is an important addition to our team. His experience of both multi brand lenders and intermediary distribution will be invaluable as we continue to enhance our different brand propositions to our intermediary partners.”

Kaszczak says: “I am delighted to join an organisation which is going through an exciting time in terms of its mortgage development. With the specialist market continuing to grow and all three brands performing well, there is a great opportunity to expand in the direct-to-broker channel.”


HBOS unveils new head of mortgages

HBOS has announced Joe Higgins as its new head of mortgages.Higgins will start work on March 5, and until then, will continue his work as chief operating officer of Bank of Scotland’s Irish division. He will primarily be responsible for products across both the direct and intermediary channels and will work alongside intermediaries managing director […]

Barnes takes up CEO title at BestInvest

BestInvest has announced the appointment of a new CEO today with founder and controlling shareholder Nigel Spiers passing over his responsibilities to newly recruited Andrew Barnes.

Product matters

Unfortunately for buy-to-let investors, rental income does not move in line with the Bank of England base rate. With interest rates rising again, landlords will see the difference between their rental income and mortgage payments reducing and some may already be supplementing the rental to cover the interest. It also makes it harder to meet […]

The review from here

Another week, another bulging inbox full of emails from IFAs responding to my recent columns on the issue of remuneration for advisers and how improvements might be made to current business models in a manner that allows trust in the industry to be restored.

Inheritance tax when it is relevant

Neil Jones is Technical Support Manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. A trust can offer significant advantages when an individual is […]


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