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Networks awarded Part IV authorisation from FSA

The following networks have received their part IV, full authorisation from the FSA in readiness for mortgage and general insurance regulation:

Arden Court
BDS Mortgage Group
Best Advice Mortgage Network
Blue Pearl
Burns-Anderson Independent Network
Classic Network Solutions
Complete Mortgage and Loan Services
Complete Mortgage & Loan Services
Direct Life & Pensions
Ethical Mortgage Solutions
Enable Mortgage & Insurance Network
Falcon Group IFA
Freedom Finance
H3 Ltd
Homeloan Partnership Network
In Partnership
Just Mortgage Network
Legal & General Mortgages
Lifelink Services
Lifetime Insurance Mortgages Experts
Manor Mortgage Network
MGM Home Finance
Mortgage Broking Services
Mortgages Direct
Mortgage Intelligence
Mortgage Finders
Mortgage Force
Mortgage Next
Mortgage Plc
Mortgage Portfolio
Network Data
Network One
New Life Mortgages
Optoma InterPartners Network
Personal Touch
Pink Home Loans
Premier Mortgages
Prestbury Financial
Professional Mortgage Partnerships Network
The Mortgage Deskdotnet
The Mortgage Operation
The Mortgage Partnership
The Solution Network
Virtual Net
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First State Investments – First State China Growth Fund

Type: Ucits Aim: Growth by investing in companies based in or which derive their income from the People&#39s Republic of China Minimum investment: Lump sum $1,500 Investment split: 44.3% industrials, 24.9% consumer discretionary, 8.7% financials, 5.8% energy, 5% healthcare, 3.5% consumer staples, 2.9% utilities, 2.1% materials, 1.4% information technology, 1.4% cash Place of registration: Dublin […]

FSA backs trail with service

The FSA has hit back at calls by politicians to ban trail commission but say IFAs must prove they are giving ongoing advice. It says its research shows that many consumers prefer a commission-based method of remuneration to payment by fees. However, it will tighten up its rules on trail to ensure that it is […]

&#39Pensioners are better off with credit&#39

The Treasury has hit back at claims that the pension credit disadvantages savers, saying pensioners are better off than they were under the minimum income guarantee. It has revealed under the minimum income guarantee – which preceded pension credit – around 1.8 million pensioners faced a 100 per cent reduction in benefits for any pensions […]

Mortal combat

The Consumers&#39 Association wants a separate investigation to be carried out by the insurance industry into the EU directive proposals for gender equality. Is the CA right if it thinks insurance companies may have a bias? Kirwan: No. There are two quite separate issues here. The first is the insurance implications of introducing gender equality. […]

Introducing Trevor Greetham

Ryan Medlock, Investment Proposition Manager, Royal London Royal London Asset Management’s (RLAM) new head of multi-asset is officially up and running. I want to look at what expertise Trevor brings to the table and how this affects the Governed Portfolios (GPs) and Governed Retirement Income Portfolios (GRIPs). Trevor Greetham joined RLAM in April 2015 from […]


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