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The benefits and disadvantages of joining a network

The sway of opinion in favour of networks or being directly authorised has ebbed and flowed ever since the network model has existed. At the moment, judged by the swell of mortgage and protection advisers looking to join First Complete, the balance of opinion is very much in favour of networks.

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incompetent regulators

The FOS staff are nuts. It was only a short while ago the FOS was upholding complaints where endowments linked to mortgages went past the age of 65. It's about time a full independent investigation...

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Those at or nearing retirement age need options; until the age of 55 homeowners routinely remortgage to boost finances but after that point are increasingly restricted in their access to this – and other...

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Nicholas Grange-Bennett

I rember this guy at school, he was a few years below me. I was a House Prefect at the time and had to protect him from a bullying situation. I guess this would a bit out of my league now.

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It is encouraging to see that gross lending has climbed by 7% in the year to March, as the market begins to pick up after a slow start to the year.

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Buy-to-let is the real lending success story, seeing a huge improvement in terms of deals available, rates and relaxing of criteria since the downturn.

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TISA is working to develop the digital passport and we anticipate that a prototype will be ready later in the year. Financial services lags behind other industries in the use of technology to meet consumers’...

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After a quiet winter – where the number of monthly property transactions dropped below 100,000 for four consecutive months – it is encouraging to see that the growth observed by HMRC in February has been...

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Insurers rates are keener than ever as they scramble for market share in light of strong results in the face of lower claim levels. In an increasingly competitive market brokers have a significant role...

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Surveyors are reporting that transactional activity and buyer enquiries largely flat lined in March as consumer demand begins to pull back in the run up to the general election.

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Freelancer Financials
Freelancer Financials 14 Apr 2015

Excellent article Peter, especially for mortgage firms that are expanding and need to restructure their firms to cope with the increased business volumes. Do you keep taking more advisers that handle...

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Whether the specialist expertise is in house or in some cases outsourced, in today’s world advisers wearing too many hats does not deliver the best outcome for them, their clients or the businesses they...

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The blinkered desire for an all encompassing European compliance agenda will be the cause of actual and real hardship and store up problems for the future.

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The benefits and disadvantages of joining a network

The sway of opinion in favour of networks or being directly authorised has ebbed and flowed ever since the network model has existed. At the moment, judged by the swell of mortgage and protection advisers looking to join First Complete, the balance of opinion is very much in favour of networks. Read more

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