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Paragon boss elected to trade association board

Paragon Mortgages managing director John Heron has been elected chairman of the Intermediary Mortgage Lender’s Association.

Heron will take over from First Active Financial chief executive officer Tony Ward who will take on the role of vice chairman.

The new Imla management committee will also include Bristol & West director of lending Richard Brown and Allied Irish Bank head of home mortgages Iain Crump.


IFA fined £40,000 by PIA

The PIA has fined Bucks-based Chequers Financial Services £40,000 for failing to observe high standards and fair dealing. In addition to the fine, the firm has been ordered to pay costs of £12,500 and reprimanded for compliance failure. The PIA took disciplinary actions because the firm failed to act with due skill, care and diligence, […]

Legal & General – Group Personal Pension – Single Charge

Tuesday, 12th December 2000.Type: Group pension plan.Minimum premium: Monthly £20.Minimum group size: One.Minimum-maximum ages: 16-74.Fund links: Managed, distribution, equity, international, European, North American, Far Eastern, UK equity index, US equity index, European equity index, Japanese equity index, consensus, UK recovery, UK smaller companies, fixed interest, index linked gilts, property, cash, unitised with profits, ethical, lifestyle […]

Forward Thinking

You are right to raise this question, not least because the loss of the carry-forward facility will not necessarily be a disadvantage to all your clients. First of all, dealing with your self, as a self-employed ind ividual, all your pension contributions, whether for the current year or elected to be carried back, will be […]

Platform loans to be offered via Assureweb

Platform Home Loans is to be the first non-confor ming lender to offer intermediaries access to its product range through IFA portal Assureweb. From next month, IFAs registered with Assureweb will have online access to Platform&#39s full product range, mortgage rates and under writing criteria and will be able to down load mortgage application forms. […]


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