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Platform and Verso combine sales teams

Platform Home Loans and Verso have completed the first stage of a merger between the two mortgage companies.

The newly combined sales team will be able to sell the complete range of mortgages on offer from both companies.

From September 9, the new salesforce will be on the road under the leadership of Jeremy Duncombe, former head of sales at Platform.

The new fully merged company, which has yet to be named, will be launched early next year.


Davies says falling markets are no reason for compensation

FSA chairman Howard Davies has described regulation that compensates people for losses as a result of weak equity markets as madness in a speech given last night in the city.Speaking at the Lord Mayor&#39s City Banquet, Davies also attacked the EU for imposing a “one size fits all approach on European markets” which he said […]


“No. We would end up paying for other people&#39s mistakes.”Jill Rickson, Daniel Marshall Associates“No. You would be back to a Lloyd&#39s-type situation. Any mutual type arrangement would leave you with an open-ended liability.”Christopher Mason, Mason & Ball Services“Yes, as long as people have the option to get PI insurance direct.”Jonathan Kelly, Flemmings Financial Services“Yes because […]

Jupiter not surprised by move away from AFA

Jupiter says it is not surprised the FSA appears to be having a change of heart over its Authorised Financial Adviser proposals, saying it allows IFAs to make a decision over the future in the cold light of day. The fund manager says it now expects Aifa&#39s menu option for the remuneration of IFAs to […]

Independent view

Do you remember the rather silly Tory “demon eyes” campaign against Tony Blair during the run-up to the 1997 general election?Well, at the time, I must say I thought it was a bit ridiculous, even desperate, of the Tories to have such a campaign but, having experienced five years of the Government as an IFA, […]

The fifteen-year itch

By Neil Jones Technical support manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. The treatment of non-UK domiciles that are resident in […]


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