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Precise Mortgages appoints three new BDMs

Precise Mortgages has added three new business development managers to its sales team.

Sandra Cook, formerly of Chelsea Building Society, is to manage the lender’s southern region while Claire Rankin, formerly of Advantage Home Loans, is to manage the northern region.

Nicky Parke, who previously worked at PMS, is managing the team of telephone BDMs based at the lender’s head office.

Managing director Alan Cleary says: “We are 100 per cent dedicated to mortgage intermediaries and continue to improve our services and broker support. I am very impressed by the calibre of our new recruits. I believe they will have a positive impact straight away.”


EU staff pension review one step closer

The European Union’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee has backed a call for a review of EU staff pensions brought forward by Conservative MEP Vicky Ford. The Economic and Monetary Affairs committee voted through a pensions green paper, Towards adequate, sustainable and safe European pensions systems, this morning, including an amendment which says the committee […]

The art of communication

Quality advisers can make the difference between hardship and a financial solution

Family Sipps boosted by MIR switch

Family Sipps have been given a boost after the Treasury confirmed that the minimum income level required to access flexible drawdown can be met from scheme pensions. In December, the Treasury confirmed details of proposals which will remove the requirement to buy an annuity at 75 from April. The reforms will allow savers to access […]


‘Unjust and inequitable’ – Aifa’s verdict on £93m levy

Aifa has slammed the Financial Services Compensation Scheme’s £93m interim levy on advisers, saying it is “unjust and inequitable”. The levy, announced last week, includes compensation costs of £86m, mainly to compensate Lifemark investors, and management expenses of £7m. Investment fund managers are to be billed £233m, meaning the total FSCS interim levy is £326m. […]

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Pensions: trouble ahead?

The pace of change in the pension’s space has been little short of astonishing, and has left thousands of employers struggling to keep their pension policy compliant, and also on the right side of current best practice and governance. Many employers, and indeed many in the pensions industry itself, would like to see a period of no change during the next term of government. This would give all sides a chance to catch up and draw breath. 


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