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Mainly mortgage news…

Lewis refuses to regulate estate agents


Housing minister Brandon Lewis has allegedly ruled out regulation of estate agents, even after the NAEA pleaded with him to smarten up the industry.

Wellesley to launch broker portal


Peer-to-peer bridging and development finance lender Wellesley & Co is planning to launch a broker portal called Wellesley Finance in Q3 this year.

Social rent arrears fall


Housing Association rents arrears policies are working, research from Mobysoft shows.

Most popular news stories this week - 22/05/15


Each Friday, Mortgage Solutions rounds up the most read industry stories on the website over the past week. What did you miss?

TSB cuts rates and launches new LTV ratio


TSB has slashed rates across its three, five and 10-year residential mortgage range and introduced a new loan-to-value (LTV) for its three-year fixed rate deal.

Mainly IFA news…

Sunday Papers: Vodafone investors want £120bn Liberty deal


And banks brace for more foreign exchange rigging pain as civil lawsuits come forth or manipulating currency benchmarks.

Saturday Papers: Amazon starts to book UK sales in Britain


And BoE officials are secretly researching the financial shocks that could hit Britain if there is a vote to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum.

IFA loses FCA ban battle but regulator rebuked over PR


A former financial adviser has lost his bid to overturn a £10,000 fine and ban imposed by the Financial Conduct Authority, but won a small victory as a judge rebuked the regulator over the way it communicated the enforcement action.

25 names for your paraplanner's indie band (plus song lyrics)


25 names for your paraplanner's indie band (plus song lyrics) Financial services harbours many a music buff, and they should probably look away now as Professional Adviser (with the help of a random band name generator) genetically modifies 25 music group monikers for the discerning indie/rock/skiffle playing financial professional...

Advisers urged to summon spirit of Tolkien to boost protection sales


Masterful storytelling is advisers' most powerful tool to boost take-up of protection insurance among clients, according to an expert.

Mainly insurance news…

Ex-City insurance employee guilty of fraud


Jay Martin Solder given suspended sentence and ordered to repay £37,000.

ABI defends insurers on SME claims


Association responds to FCA review and says insurers “committed to delivering best possible claims service”.

Xbroker targets £45m GWP as it opens London office


South Wales based MGA hopes to attract new capacity with city office.

FCA review hits out at poor insurance claims service for SMEs


Regulator warns industry that customers need to be put at the heart of the claims service.

LV launches new online tool for brokers


Virtual assistant will enable brokers to ask questions or chat with an LV employee.

Mainly international news…

China and Hong Kong open the door to cross-border fund sales


The initial investment quota for the Mainland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) initiative will be RMB600bn ($97bn, £62bn), split evenly in each direction. Announced on Friday, the “milestone”...

Old Mutual Global bolsters Asian distribution team


Chiu, who reports to OMGI’s head of sales for Asia Kylie Chan, will be responsible for developing relationships with local distributors as well as global financial institutions in the region. He was...

Bargain hunters should look among GEMs: Ashburton's Hanson


Given low interest rates and bond yields, equity markets have been the default place to be and while Hanson explains why he is overweight where he is (Europe, just), global equities are still his preferred...

One in seven unprepared for retirement, says Prudential


Prudential’s annual Class of 2015 study said one in seven will be forced to rely on the state to supply their only source of regular income. Even those who have other forms of pension savings will...

Industry welcomes 'crucial' European Capital Markets Union


The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) said it fully supported the union, which will span all 28 EU member states and aims to further stabilize the EU financial system by opening up a wider...

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