LSL Property Services has acquired Pink Home Loans from Skipton Building Society group member Skip-ton Holdings for £1.59m.
Hays Financial Services director Neil Soffe says his company’s research reveals that while there is clear industry concerns about the RDR, most professionals are working towards their qualifications
The Government’s cuts to social housing may cause “carnage” in the private rental market, according to Precise Mortgages. Chancellor George Osborne today announced in his comprehensive spending review that while the terms for existing social housing tenants and their rent will remain unchanged, new tenants will be offered rents at around 80 per cent of […]
It is always acknowledged that competition is a positive and beneficial factor in the market, be it in financial services or otherwise. It is entirely logical that where there are a number of suppliers comp-eting for consumers’ attention, they will do their utmost to differentiate themselves, be it through the specification of their product, simple pricing […]
Brooks Macdonald Asset Management has appointed former Park Row sales and marketing director Carey Shakespeare as head of marketing. He has acted as a consultant since leaving Park Row in 2009.
By Steve Webb, director of policy The British obsession with homeownership can have dangerous consequences. A recent survey by Barings¹ found that up to three million people of working age were planning to rely wholly on the value of their home to fund their retirement. We are not talking about people investing in buy-to-let or […]
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As someone training to be a cricket umpire, fair play matters to Fortitude Financial Planning director Chris Bowmer. Doing the right thing for clients is something he has adhered to from the start of his career, even in a 1980s sales environment with nothing to gain by delving beyond a client’s surface requirements. While he acknowledges […]
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