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Pink Home Loans acquired by LSL

LSL Property Services has acquired Pink Home Loans from Skipton Building Society group member Skip-ton Holdings for £1.59m.


Talent spotting

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


CSR: Social housing cuts may cause “carnage” in private rental sector

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 […]

Product appeal and a healthy return

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 […]


Ex-Park Row chief joins BMAM

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.

The Downsizing Delusion: Why relying exclusively on your home to fund your retirement may end in tears

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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