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Postpone Hips says the CML

The implementation of Home Information Packs should be postponed until full evidence from research and the area trials are available, says the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
In its response to the latest Government consultation on Hips, the CML says this evidence is required before an informed decision on the effectiveness of the scheme can be made.
The CML says the Government has been slow to recognise the problems with local authority searches and the Hips timetable is increasingly lacking credibility as proposals for change are still being made less than four months before full implementation.
CML head of policy Jackie Bennett says: “This close to the implementation date, there are still far too many unknowns about the potential market impacts. We call on the government to postpone the introduction of HIPs until they have been properly trialed and reviewed.”


Wealth check

We are currently seeing active transfers of both people and businesses. In the beautiful game, we have Ronaldo indicating that he may be off to climates more glamourous than Manchester and the gossip pages saying that Roman Abramovich will have sold Chelsea by next season. All this football hearsay falls away compared with the financial services gossip.


Does the decline of final-salary schemes in the UK represent a big opportunity for advisers?Yes 87.5%No 12.5%Yes “Anything that happens in the pension industry in theory can be a business opportunity for IFAs. But most of the news you hear about is bad news and pensions is just a huge turn-off for the public.”Cyril Kieldsen, […]

Edeus goes to “war” on rivals in explosive campaign

Edeus has launched a blistering tirade against direct players as part of a campaign to woo brokers.The lender uses the slogan “screw branches, not brokers” in its potentially inflammatory crusade to urge intermediaries that providers with direct arms do not have brokers’ best interests at heart.Another line used by Edues is that “the war is […]

Frexit & contagion risk in Europe

Many commentators have suggested that the UK’s exit from the European Union will trigger a domino effect, leading to its eventual break-up. Neptune’s Rob Burnett discusses the likelihood of this happening. Read more: Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a guide for future […]


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