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On the record

It is essential that coverage provided by all trade newspapers is as accurate as possible. The risk of being accused of sensationalism is high, particularly when many companies in the sub prime sector are feeling the pain.

The same risk applies to misinterpreting the RDR for investment and pension advisers.

We endeavour at all times to provide accurate and unbiased information in this newspaper and on our on the website. It would serve nobody’s interests if we behaved in any other way.

This may mean at times that if a company is under scrutiny and if there are rumours in the marketplace we will ask the company concerned what is going on and then put those remarks out to readers.

This may also at times mean that we have to report on stories from other media sources.

In calmer times, we would often try not too but in this uncertain period, particularly for the mortgage market, we promise readers, whether brokers or lenders, we will treat you all the same in doing our best to bring you the information you need.

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