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Zifa “endorses greater professionalism”

Zurich IFA Group is giving members of its mortgage network free Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice training in a move to “endorse professionalism in the industry”.

ZIFA is running a national programme of 60 one-day revision courses featuring practical CeMAP revision over the next few months.

CeMAP revision delegate Lee Warman of ABG Financial Services says: “It is very important we increase the professionalism within our industry and the CeMAP exam is a step in the right direction.”


Calls to toughen up mortgage regulation

The Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Consumers&#39 Association has hit out against the Government&#39s latest mortgage reform announcements.Both organisations fear the plans to regulate lenders but leave advisers outside of FSA monitoring do not go far enough.CML director general Michael Coogan says: “There are still many pieces of the regulatory jigsaw to slot into […]

Trees and IFAs take same root

Consumers using decision trees and IFAs using their knowledge reach exactly the same conclusion over the best stakeholder for them, according to an FSA pilot test.Speaking Money Marketing&#39s stakeholder conference, FSA policy offier Keith Matthews unveiled findings from FSA market research which compared a panel of 40 consumers drawn from different social backgrounds with a […]

West Bromwich Building Society – Escalator Bond (inserted 7/2/2000)

Type: Three-year stepped rate savings account.Minimum-maximum investment: £2,5000-£500,000(single)/£1,000,000(joint).Interest rates: 6.5% until January 31, 2001, 7.25% until January 31, 2002, 8% until January 31, 2003.Term: Until January 31, 2003.Offer period: Until further notice.Withdrawal penalties: No withdrawals permitted during term.Tel: 0990 143668.

ScotAm new IFAs sales centre

Scottish Amicable is launching its new UK sales contact centre as part of its operational re-vamp for IFA customer servicing.The Glasgow-based operation will employ a team of 120, including telephone account managers and a business development team.The opening will be followed by further IFA servicing changes planned for 2000, which Amicable hopes will help its […]


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