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Myth-buster: Common misconceptions about bridging finance corrected


LendInvest has been a specialist bridging lender since 2008 at the heart of a sector that has become increasingly competitive and professional over the years. Despite a surge in media coverage, a f…

Lloyds mortgage risk boss in mental health fundraiser as tribute to late partner


Lloyds Banking Group head of residential mortgage, retail and consumer credit risk Alastair Holmes is raising money for mental health charity Mind in memory of his partner, John Gurmin, who died in…

HSBC to pay £4m redress over debt collection failings


HSBC is to pay around £4m in redress to customers who might have paid an unreasonable debt collection charge through its subsidiaries HFC Bank and John Lewis Financial Services. The FCA says HSBC v…

Comment: Trump could be good for the UK housing market


If Trump delivers on his promises, an economically strong US could be good news for the UK and consumer confidence It would be foolish to think the UK housing market responds only to changes in the…

FCA: ‘Era of bumper fines is over’


The FCA says it expects it to be harder to collect sizeable fines from financial services firms following the introduction of the senior managers regime. Speaking at the Practising Law Institute’s …

Mainly IFA news…

George Osborne to join Blackrock part-time


<!-- summary --> Former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is to join asset manager BlackRock on a part-time basis from next month. <!-- end-summary -->

Investors on tenterhooks ahead of Trump inauguration


FTSE 100 treads water as investors refrain from big bets ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as US president this afternoon.

Ex-chancellor George Osborne to join BlackRock


Former Chancellor George Osborne will join asset manager BlackRock.

Bill McQuaker: Recession less likely in 2017 but investors right to be worried by Trump


<!-- summary --> Fidelity International's Bill McQuaker has become more optimistic global economies can avoid a recession in 2017, but the multi-asset manager is still fearful about the impact of US President Donald Trump's policies in the year ahead. <!-- end-summary -->

Prando's Asset Management - Spear of destiny


<!-- summary --> "Twitter or asparagus?" asked the chairman of the improbably-sized investment company Prandeamus Asset Management when I dropped by his office this week. "I wasn't aware that was an 'either-or' choice," I replied. <!-- end-summary -->

Mainly insurance news…

Venture Insurance buys Poole Martin


The deal will take Venture’s GWP up to £13m a year.

Meet the techies: Nicholas Phair


REG UK programme manager Nicholas Phair tells us how technology can elevate broking to new levels of efficiency.

Quizzical questions: 20 January 2017


Test your knowledge of the week's news with our topical quiz.

Applied Systems to double its headcount in Brighton


Software house sees opportunities to grow in the UK as it launches Applied Epic later this year.

Broking Break: Your top five of the week


Two major insurer restructures, CEO changes, swapping software houses and a new product make up this week's most read stories.

Mainly international news…

97% drop in FCA fines not a return to light touch regulation


Speaking at the Practising Law Institute on Thursday, Steward said that the FCA and its predecessor the Financial Services Authority levied more than £3bn ($3.7bn, €3.5bn) in financial penalties in the...

Beneficial ownership data requests may breach UK legal rights


Firms that advise clients on setting up offshore companies and trusts may soon receive letters from HMRC requesting information on their beneficial owners. The letters will precede formal notices that...

Trump’s treasury pick fails to disclose $100m in assets


According to the New York Times, the revelation came to light on Thursday, hours before the former Goldman Sachs banker testified before the Senate Finance Committee and a day before Trump’s inauguration....

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