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Someone&#39s got their M-Day figures wrong

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has kindly given members a 30-step checklist as they get ready for M-Day.

But the checklist seems to have jumped to 31. Despite the insistence of policy officer Ben Stafford that there are 30, the Diary still counts that extra one. So, this if for you, Ben:

Two weeks left till the end of October

Here&#39s something for you to remember

Steps to regulation are 31

Except for Ben Stafford

Who counts 30 steps clear

In the mortgage regulation year.


In Pru Health

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&#39IHT bands would lead wealthy to sell homes&#39

Wealthy homeowners may be forced into downsizing their properties as they reach retirement to save inheritance tax, says Baring Private Clients. Baring believes the top end of the property market will cool off if the Government introduces IHT bands. Thinktank the Institute for Public Policy Research recently issued a paper proposing a new top IHT […]

Get in training

Mortgage regulation at the moment could be compared with being at the 18-mile mark of a marathon. Most of the strong runners have already passed the finishing line by receiving their FSA grant of permission. Some of the field may have dropped out along the way and others are still trying to make it home. […]

Pru to pick up 25% of Sesame and Millfield business with tie

A quarter of Sesame and Millfield&#39s business will be transacted with Prudential through its multi-tie arrangements, says group chief executive Jonathan Bloomer. Pru has raised £1bn through a rights issue to provide it with a war chest to build tie-ups and fund the expansion of its UK business. It is looking to add to its […]

Life cover for life

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