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Stop letting targets get in the way of delivery


The positivity at RESI was pleasing to see, with lots of encouraging discussion about the private rented sector (PRS), the possibility (or hope) of stamp duty cuts on the way in the Autumn Statemen…

Buy-to-Let Watch: Good times or bad, clients need you


Are we meant to feel positive about the future, or nervous? One hardly knows any more – which makes our advice crucial Buy-to-let clients are probably feeling a little confused right now; indeed, t…

Paradigm adds New Street Mortgages to panel


Paradigm Mortgage Services has added buy-to-let and let-to-buy lender New Street Mortgages to its panel. New Street’s lending criteria include rental calculations starting at 115 per cent at …

H1 equity release lending highest in 10 years: ERC


Equity release lending rose 28 per cent in the first half of the year, the highest growth in ten years, according to new figures from the Equity Release Council. The ERC says lending hit £908m in the first half, up from £710m in the same period last year. The number of equity release products on […]

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Supply of housing at six-month high, says NAEA


The supply of available housing rose to a six-month high in August, according to the National Association of Estate Agents, although demand fell slightly. The average number of houses available for…

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Banks weigh on FTSE as Deutsche fears persist


Fears over banking sector undo initial enthusiasm sparked by US presidential debate, as Deutsche Bank tumbles to fresh lows.

Labour: Brexit negotiations must be cross-party


Labour has argued that negotiations about the UK's separation from the EU must be cross-party.

Forex markets signal Clinton triumph in first debate


Currency movements were in favour of Hillary Clinton during her first debate with Republican candidate Donald Trump, as movements in the Japanese yen, Mexican peso, and Canadian dollar suggested the Democrat contender put forward a move convincing argument.

Ex-Scottish Widows chief Strauss joins L&G


Former Scottish Widows, Towry and Aviva UK Life chief executive Toby Strauss has joined the board of Legal & General as a non-executive director.

Equity release lending soars past £900 million


Equity release lending rose by £198 million in the first half of 2016, the biggest year on year increase in the last ten years.

Mainly insurance news…

GRP buys Marshall Wooldridge in Leeds


New owner aims to double size of £20m GWP business in three years.

Sentiment Survey: Share your views today


The survey closes on Friday. Complete it before then to be in with a chance of winning a £100 voucher.

PIB becomes Lloyd's registered


Broker now has access to the Lloyd's underwriting market.

Live blog: High Net Worth Forum 2016


The event created solely for the insurance broker community in the high net worth space takes place today at The Bloomsbury in London.

Yutree Underwriting signs capacity deal with Endurance


Underwriting division builds on previously teaming up with Biba.

Mainly international news…

Allianz invests $7m in Italian robo-adviser MoneyFarm


Founded in Milan in 2011, MoneyFarm gives people access to low-cost wealth management services and launched in the UK earlier this year. The deal will give Allianz Ventures a minority stake, estimated...

Blacktower founder Westwood named chairman of trade body Feifa


The trade body, which represents English-speaking advisory businesses operating across Europe, said it appointed Westwood to see the organisation through the “significant change” expected from the Britain’s...



L&G Toby Strauss, the former chief executive of Scottish Widows has joined Legal & General’s board as an independent non-executive director. He will begin the role from 1 January 2017, after stepping...

Trump calls tax avoidance ‘smart’ in live debate with Clinton


The lively showdown between the two very different candidates included an exchange where Clinton accused Trump of not releasing his tax returns because this would reveal he had not personally paid any...

Dubai regulator fines insurer for sales outside permitted zone


Clements (Dubai), the local unit of Washington-headquartered Clements Worldwide, was fined $85,191 (£65,667, €75,607) by the DFSA for breaching its rules on selling insurance products in the United Arab...

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