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Mortgage guru Yousefi quits A&L

Alliance & Leicester head of intermediary mortgage Mehrdad Yousefi has quit after 18 years at the lender.

He will remain at A&L until a successor has been appointed, with rumours suggesting he is set to join Merrill Lynch.

An A&L spokeswoman says: “He will stay until we have sorted out a successor to ensure an orderly transition.”


Coach and courses

Advisers should use a coach to give them well-structured feedback on their client skills.

Sub-prime suspects

As the US sub-prime mortgage market goes into freefall, Helen Pow considers if the adverse problems might cross the Atlantic.

Questioning surveys

How can the opinions of a few hundred people represent the population?

FAS track to helping the pension victims

The Government has pledged to help all 125,000 pensioners that lost their final-salary schemes when their employers went bust by boosting the Financial Assistance Scheme from £2bn to £8bn.But pension crusader Ros Altmann dismisses the proposal as “political spin” which means nothing as the Government has refused to accept responsibility for those who lost their […]

Pensions Dashboards around the World

Steve Webb’s latest policy paper British savers risk being left in the ‘slow lane’ unless the UK Government takes a more active role in ensuring the successful delivery of a Pensions Dashboard. The report, ‘Pensions Dashboards around the World’, coincided with a major conference that was held on Monday 16 May and brought together experts […]


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