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Merril chief Jones moves to Fidelity

Fidelity has appointed former Merrill Lynch managing director Michael Jones as executive director responsible for its UK bank, insurance and asset manager channels. Jones, who was in charge of Merrill&#39s UK third party and retail businesses until earlier this year, joins Fidelity&#39s Financial Institutions Group in mid-June.


GE Life revamps home-reversion scheme

GE Life has redesigned its home-reversion plan in response to increasing demands from the equity-release market. The equity-release income plan is sold through IFAs. It offers enhanced rates for impaired lives, variable income options linked to property prices and a cash lump sum as well as income. The relaunch coincides with the Treasury&#39s decision last […]

Simon Tyler to launch mass market mortgage intermediary

Chase de Vere Mortgage Management owner and managing director Simon Tyler has announced plans to launch a new mass market mortgage intermediary business. He believes there is a significant new customer base emerging of mid-market borrowers across the UK who value the service of an intermediary but want a simpler service with rapid execution. The […]

Colin Snowdon

T he hardest part about setting up a new business is name awareness, believes Freedom Finance managing director Colin Snowdon. In Freedom, he believes he has a proposition which is set to make waves in the sub-prime mortgage industry. Snowdon has been a mainstay of the mortgage industry for almost 20 years and has made […]

Reid all about it

For several months, I spent one morning a fortnight sitting on a sofa and answering queries as one of the guest IFAs on the Money Channel. One week, I was joined by a young adviser from one of the major accountancy firms. Her ability to answer anything other than the most basic of questions was […]


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