Broker network The Mortgage Operation is offering intermediaries assistance in obtaining CeMAP qualifications by running a series of revision courses over the next few months. The courses, which start in November, will focus on CeMAP papers one, two and three and the Bridge/MAQ paper. Two days revision will be spent on each paper and brokers can pick and choose which courses they attend.
Tension at the Labour Party conference was so thick, you could cut it with the proverbial knife. All eyes and ears were pricked for any indication of whether military action against terrorism would begin during the abbreviated get together.Security was tight. In addition to the imposing fence surrounding the area and the airport-style scanners, every […]
The FSA is considering the case for a cap on fees that IFAs can charge clients in a move to allow more people access to quality independent advice, says director of conduct of business standards Michael Folger.Speaking at the regulator's open meeting on polarisation in London last week, Folger said fees prevent people from getting […]
At the end of November, the FSA will finally get its full authority and the era of the single regulator will arrive. But the new regulator has already been busy, both in terms of preparation and in pursuing a number of projects that have arisen along the way.Perhaps an indication of the ambitious attitude tow-ards […]
AITCClients at the heart of the systemThe AITC is urging the Government to retain polarisation and rec-ognise the place of investment trusts in developing financial services policy, in its response to the review.It says the review has wide public policy implications in terms of enhancing compet-ition and increasing the value of investment.The AITC lists its […]
In recent times, we have witnessed high-profile celebrities and sports stars make the headlines for potential tax liabilities on ‘failed’ tax avoidance schemes. We are now used to reading about these individuals, but what about those who advise on such schemes? Read more
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