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NU leads the way on stakeholder busting

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary David Willetts and FSA deputy chairwoman Deirdre Hutton clash over regulation at a Conservative Party conference fringe meeting this week. The “Why do the poor pay more” meeting was organised by the National Consumer Council.

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Sharp increase in online business – GMAC-RFC

Ninety eight per cent of all intermediaries are conducting at least some of their business online and nearly half of those questioned stated that they had seen their on-line activities more than double, according to new research from GMAC-RFC. Ninety four per cent of intermediaries reported their online business increasing in the last year, with […]

Proof of the pudding

We hear tell of a great PR lunch off coming to the mortgage market at a restaurant near you. One of the industry&#39s famous lunchers, former journalist, current PR and careful driver Nick Gardner, is planning to be mean to Melanie Bien. (Well, not mean exactly but it rhymes). Bien is currently personal finance editor […]

Independent view

In a recent Money Marketing article, an adviser commented that, in the mid 1990s, he had to “choose between the LIA and Sofa as organisations to associate with”. He chose Sofa. I feel sorry for him and others like him in feeling this was a tough decision because it implies that one organisation is better […]

Savills buys specialist broker Sherwins

Savills Private Finance is acquiring specialist broker Sherwins Mortgage Services for an undisclosed sum. Sherwins specialises in mortgages for the affordable homes market. Sherwins, which usually focuses on the south east of the UK will now be expanding nationally.


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