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Mortgages plc to set up direct arm

Mortgages PLC will launch a direct arm later this year, as its parent Merrill Lynch looks to increase its UK mortgage market share. MPLC has yet to determine a brand name but says its product range will be the same as its intermediary offering.


Is it a dead cert?

Self-certification Nicola York looks at whether self-cert business will decline as firms bring in new affordability calculators

Zurich are up to the Challenge

“I’ve just opened the CML annual report and it smells lovely. It is not often any more that you get paper that smells that nice.” FSA’s Robin Gordon-Walker’s excitement at receiving the document”Do you know anyone who does voicebox transplants in the UK?” Royal Liver’s Andy Milburn after watching Liverpool win the FA Cup”Good news […]

Different worlds

A clash of civilisations took place in Manchester last week, with the Building Societies’ Association parking its annual conference next door to the Mortgage Expo. Although the gatherings were within spitting distance, the short skip between events transported you across different worlds. Delegates entering the BSA were treated to a distinguished gentleman playing grand piano, […]

Value for money in DC pensions

The Pension Policy Institute (PPI)’s recent report “Value for money in DC pensions” tries to identify factors by which people can assess whether their pension offers fair value for money (VFM). Fiona Tait provides an overview of the findings. Positive Outcomes It is extremely hard to assess VFM in a pension. Press activity naturally focuses […]


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