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Purely Mortgages on launchpad

Purely Mortgages is launching to consumers this week after receiving its full authorisation part IV from the FSA. After its launch the national mortgage broker is now able to offer free advice and arrangement services direct to consumers via its telephone-based advisory service. The launch is marked with a two-year fixed rate of 4.79 per cent until January 1 2007.


AIFA&#39s View

I am not going to get into “so fare-well then” mode just yet. I am still too busy and have plenty of loose ends to tidy up, FSCS costs and cross-subsidies, for example. I was glad to see in last week&#39s Money Marketing that there is a hint of FSA contrition about the scale of […]

IFAs could boost annuities with a fact-find on health

Thousands of people are missing out on extra income because IFAs are not asking health questions, says GE Life. The annuity provider believes many intermediaries are unaware their clients could qualify for an enhanced annuity because the they are not asking clients questions about qualifying conditions. The firm says people may not mention their conditions […]

LIA brokers get membership of SMP

Mortgage advisers who are members of the LIA and who transfer to the proposed Personal Finance Society will receive automatic membership into the Society of Mortgage Professionals. The Society of Mortgage Professionals is the CII&#39s new professional development body. The CII says the mortgage advisers who become part of PFS will be exempt from the […]

SureCare moves to Templar after poor LTC sales

LTC specialist SureCare, part of the Prosperity Financial Planning Group, has joined the Templar Group after poor take-up of long-term care business forced it to look for new business areas. Managing director Alan Marks blames providers for pricing clients out of the market. The firm has two RIs and was set up to advise clients […]


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