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Rooftop widens access

Rooftop Mortgages is to allow Sesame appointed reps and smaller packagers direct access to its products to increase business by 30 per cent this year.

It has set up a Rooftop Service Centre in Southend to cultivate new business relationships with smaller packagers. Previously, they would had to go through a big packager to get access to the products.

A no poaching clause has been added to packager agreements to allay fears that it will be taking business from bigger packagers.

Rooftop Direct will allow network ARs to use Rooftop Mortgage products directly. Rooftop says the initiative will initially be restricted to Sesame but hopes to extend the service to other networks. Managing director Jonathan Naylor says: “We kept existing packager relationships at the forefront of considerations as it would not make sense to cannibalise these relationships.”


Field slams Govt disarray on FSA

Prime Minister Tony Blair’s calculated attack on the FSA shows the Government lacks a coherent strategy on the regulator, claims Tory Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mark Field. The MP for London and Westminster says Blair’s stinging speech to the Institute for Public Policy Research in May – in which he acknowledged the damaging […]

BCWA backs networking WFG dinners

BCWA Healthcare is teaming up with the Womens’ Financial Adviser Group to launch a series of networking dinners for members. BCWA will sponsor dinn- ers at top restaurants around the country. Quarterly events will run in Reading, Bristol, Manchester, York, Birmingham and London. Other events will be held in Cardiff, Cheltenham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cambridge, […]

It’s just not cricket, Fidelity

The fund manager merry-go-round just never stops. We are told that one in 10 funds are affected by a fund manager move every year. There have been 120 changes already this year.


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