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Pink creates product manager role

Pink Home Loans has appointed Nicola Ekin to the newly created position of product manager. Pink hopes the role will help to enhance the range of products it offers. Ekin will meet regularly with the lenders on Pink&#39s panel to promote transparency and to ensure the products on offer remain competitive.

Sales and marketing director David Copland says: “Nicola Ekin will be designing innovative new products in association with our lender partners so that we can offer competitive deals spanning the market including the self-cert, buy to let and sub prime niches.”


North London PMI adviser joins forces with The PrivateHealth Partnership

Valerie Levene Private Medical Insurance Adviser in North London has merged with The Private Health Partnership, part of the Skipton Building Society group in a bid to reduce the pressures of increasing compliance regulation. The Levene business was set up in 1993, servicing more than 350 company healthcare schemes. Her business will take on The […]


“No. Advice should be given based on the circumstances of the clients, not from kickbacks from providers.”Simon Brougham, Charles Wakeling & Co“Yes. As long as the terms are competitive, then why not?”Chris Moxon, CW Moxon & Co“Yes, I think it would make for a better industry.”Bob Brearley, First Mortgages“If they want to keep the business, […]

C&G is set for move into offset mortgages

Cheltenham & Gloucester is hoping to enter the offset mortgage market at the start of next year following established players such as Woolwich and Intelligent Finance.Intelligent Finance chief executive Grenville Turner says he does not expect C&G to launch a full offset product at first, predicting that it will enter the market with a current […]

Legg Mason – Global Opportunities Bond Fund

Type: Offshore Oeic Aim: Growth by investing in global fixed income securities Minimum investment: $10,000 Place of registration: Dublin Investment split: 65.87% international sovereign debt, 18.31% treasuries, 6.29% corporate bonds, 6.21% cash, 3.32% mortgage-backed securities Charges: Initial 5%, annual 1.1% Commission: Subject to negotiation Tel: 020 7070 7444

What exactly is product innovation?

By Fiona Tait, Pensions Specialist Ros Altmann reportedly hoped for more product innovation following pension freedom¹ and, according to one poll, 66 per cent of advisers also believe that providers should be doing more². This article considers whether there is a real client need for new products, or whether we should be focusing our attention on efficient delivery […]


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