FSA chairman Sir Callum McCarthy has attacked the EU for its handling of the markets in financial instruments directive at the FSA conference last week. He branded the EU irrespon-sible for failing to conduct a cost benefit review before issuing the directive and said it was far from clear that the benefits to the UK would outweigh the costs.
Home information packs took one more step to becoming a reality as industry bodies agreed with the ODPM on a dry run, to be carried out next year. Approval has also been given to the diploma in home inspection. The partnership is also look- ing at a not-for-profit certification scheme to oversee the standards of […]
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Mortgage Express head of sales Cammy Amaira is resigning to join GE Consumer Finance Home Lending. He has yet to confirm his start date at GE but will be joining the team in the unsec- ured market on home improvement loans. Amaira has been at MEX for seven years.
There are some slick PR machines out there but Finsbury is certainly not one of them. Ringing an MM hack, the wannabe Max Clifford fell silent after the initial greeting then, after a lengthy pause, confessed she would have to ring back when she could remember who her client was. Clearly working on a blue-chip […]
By Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities
With markets kept open on Saturday, finance minister Arun Jaitley delivered a promising budget focused on growth and decentralisation. While many complained about a six-day working week, there was much to be pleased about and the markets rallied in the afternoon to finish in the green.
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