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White Rose deregistered from MCCB

White Rose Mortgages has been deregistered from the Mortgage Code Compliance Board, as MCCB officials were refused permission to visit the York based company’s offices to ensure that it met membership criteria.

White Rose Mortgages is the first mortgage broker to have its registration cancelled for four years.

The MMCB says move effectively means that the firm has left the industry, as it says that around 99 per cent of lenders only accept business from registered firms.


TrustNet first with database of multi-manager UK funds

Fund information company TrustNet is rolling out what it believes isthe first database of all UK multi-manager funds, including managerof manager products.The database will include daily fund prices and comparative tables,cumulative and discrete performance statistics, fund performancecharts, fund factsheets and multi-manager fund news.To differentiate between investment strategies, the funds, inconjunction with fund data house Financial […]

Forum rewards good marketing

The Financial Services Forum is inviting companies to enter itssecond annual financial services marketing awards.Over 160 companies submitted entries last year, with seven receivingawards. The event has been set up to raise awareness of the role andpurpose of marketing in financial services and reward best marketingpractice.The categories include most effective new product or service launch,extension […]

A message for the Pru&#39 – IFAs have long memories

The Prudential has just made its most expensive mistake since it madethe ludicrous decision to buy up estate agency chains at the end ofthe 80s – just after the property market peaked – and then to dumpthem all again at huge losses a few years later.If anybody from the Prudential&#39s dislocated and out-of-touch board ofdirectors […]

Flight flays political elite for persecuting advisers

Conservative Shadow Treasury Chief Secretary Howard Flight haslambasted the “politically correct establishment” for its repeatedvictimisation of IFAs over the last several years.Delivering the keynote speech to the LIA&#39s annual conference inLondon last week, Flight was scathing towards what he perceives asefforts by the political elite to get rid of IFAs but he welcomed thefact that […]

IHT: What were you doing in 2009?

One of the best sources of new business is your existing clients and, if they are estate planning clients, regular reviews are needed because people’s inheritance tax (IHT) problems tend to only get worse. Now, not a lot of things remain at the same rate as in 2009. If we turn the clock back, it […]


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