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FCA calls on providers to review closed-book policies


The FCA has called on providers to review their closed-book policies to make sure customers are still being treated fairly. Except in “exceptional” cases, products should be reviewed at least every…

Bridging Watch: Lenders must take off their blinkers


Arguments for a separate unregulated sector remain valid but, given persistent rule flouting, we could lose this concession  Not enough noise has been made about the FCA’s recent speech on the regu…

Editor’s Note: Play fair and everybody wins


We are all familiar with the commonly used expressions ‘To err is human’ and ‘You live and learn’, but all too often we fail to learn from our mistakes and repeat them, over and over again. Heck, on a global scale we’ve headed down the same paths that have previously led to disaster, without even […]

The post Editor’s Note: Play fair and everybody wins appeared first on Mortgage Strategy.

Aldermore appoints Roger Evans as head of intermediary distribution


                        Aldermore has appointed Roger Evans as head of intermediary distribution. Evans will be responsible for relationships with all residential intermediaries and will represent …

Second charge volumes down 15% in October, says FLA


New business volumes in the second charge mortgage market shrank by 15 per cent in October to £71m, according to new figures from the Finance & Leasing Association. Second charges fell 22 per c…

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Royal London calls for 'urgent' review of DB transfer rules


The insurer has called for partial transfers and regulatory changes to protect advisers from complaints.

Target real assets for inflation protection - Solomon Nevins


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Saturday Papers: Fox approaches Sky for takeover


And Britons will be offered a chance to keep their EU citizenship.

Sky soars on takeover by Murdoch's Fox


Shares surge after broadcasting group agrees £18 billion takeover by Rupert Murdoch's US media group 21st Century Fox.

Nine fund managers to watch in 2017


Which managers are top fund selectors backing for 2017?

Mainly insurance news…

Quizzical questions: 9 December 2016


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

Broking Break – Your Top Five


Another court case, Biba, the FCA, Lloyd's and the Broker Apprentice come together to form the list.

FCA delays PPI feedback until next year


Watchdog pushes deadline into first quarter of 2017.

Fitch downgrades Towergate bond


The ratings agency notes “slow” progress on transformation plan and maintains negative outlook.

Broker Apprentice 2016: The winner is revealed – video blog 6


Judges and contestants reflect on the whole series sharing their favourite moments, what they learnt from the experience and tips for future candidates.

Mainly international news…

Axa launches global parental leave policy


The policy will allow employees to take a minimum of 16 weeks and 4 weeks fully paid maternity and paternity leave, respectively. This new policy will apply in all Axa group entities from 1 January...

Departures continue with SEC enforcement head to step down


Ceresney’s is the seventh high-profile SEC employee to announce plans to step down or retire since the middle of November. During his four-year tenure, the SEC filed more than 2,850 enforcement actions...

Hong Kong regulator ramps up disciplinary action


The number of proposed disciplinary actions taken by the regulator rose to 25 during the six months to 30 September 2016, up from 15 a year ago. The regulator started 251 investigations during 1H16,...

Greater diversification needed for 2017, says Kleinwort Hambros


The global outlook is stronger for 2017 but with new opportunities come new risks for investors according to Kleinwort Hambros’ Alan Mudie, Xavier Denis and Mouhammed Choukeir, who spoke at an outlook...

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