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Paragon expects over 100,000 website inquiries this year

Paragon Mortgages says on current trends it should receive up to 116,800 visits to its website this year.

And over half of all mortgage applications in principle come via the web.

It calculated the yearly rate from the fact that it site is receiving 320 visitors to its site on a daily basis.

Paragon mortgages managing director John Heron says: &#34Of all applications in principle received by Paragon, 52 per cent come via the web. On average we accept 63 per cent of these.&#34


Edinburgh Fund Managers sets up institutional business team

Edinburgh Fund Managers has set up a dedicated UK institutional business team.Edinburgh Institutional Client Management will be headed by Carole Haddow, previously the group marketing director.ECIM will be responsible for new and existing institutional business.The group has also announced its appointment as managers to the £20m Continental European Equity portfolio of the University of Oxford […]

Fraser Smith appoints chairman

City of London IFA Fraser Smith has appointed Michael Hepher as chairman.He joins the board along with a new non-executive directors Bernard Holcroft and Rupert Hambro.The three new board members have previously acquired a major interest in the company.

UNUM appoints two new board members

Disability insurer UNUM has appointed two new board members. Lawrence Churchill, who joined UNUM as managing director six months ago, takes over as chairman from Tom Brown who retires after many years&#39 service with UNUM.Risk management director Susan Ring, who has been with the company since 1995, has also joined the board.

Greig Middleton backs league tables

Greig Middleton Financial Services, the fund manager&#39s IFA division, has backed Government plans for pension league tables.It says such tables are a vital component towards providing consumers with value for money.And it suggests effective league tables would put pressure on providers to keep within a maximum 1.3 per cent annual charge.Its findings come following a […]

Craig Inches – thoughts on how to preserve capital and generate income in an inflationary environment

In this short video, Craig Inches, head of short rates and cash at Royal London Asset Management, offers his thoughts on how to preserve capital and generate income in an inflationary environment. Watch the video in full The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well […]


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