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01 November 2014 Sesame 'pay to play' / BM porting / Estate Agents / Buckinghamshire BS / SA302s View email
30 October 2014 Sesame fined £1.6m for undermining commission ban / Estate Agents / CCL confusion / Networks vs DA? View email
30 October 2014 Award-Winners, Kew Insurance: Look at the Benefits to You and your Clients! View email
29 October 2014 Gobsmacked by Estate Agent's behaviour / Moved from DA to AR / Santander / Faxes View email
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28 October 2014 Advice for 'going it alone' / Santander / CCL / Enquiries getting more bizarre? View email
28 October 2014 Convey Choice - The Select Choice for Conveyancing View email

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Our most read stories this week 31/10/2014


Each Friday, Mortgage Solutions rounds up the most popular articles on the website over the past week.

Bridging industry mourns Sidney Cohen


Sidney Cohen, a consultant for Masthaven and Former Association of Bridging Professionals (AoBP) chairman has died today, aged 82.

Star Letter 31/10/2014


Each week Mortgage Solutions picks the best reader contributions from our article comments and letters to the editor. star-letter Each week, we also round-up the best comments, emails and letters to the site and pick one reader contribution as our Star Letter. oUR This week's award goes to:

Bolton dismisses exit reports


Michael Bolton has dismissed reports of his exit from Clayton as “clap trap”.

Industry mourns passing of Sidney Cohen


The short term finance industry was in mourning today after bridging industry grandee Sidney Cohen sadly passed away.

Mainly IFA news…

Saturday Papers: BoJ stuns markets with fresh QE


And the Royal Bank of Scotland has earmarked 154 branches for closure this year – at least 5% of its branch network.

Markets surge as Japan delivers shock QE boost


(Update) Japan's shock expansion of quantitative easing sends markets rallying.

Financial Ltd to make IFAs pass Ucis test


Network serving recruitment ban will make advisers learn about unregulated schemes.

Half of retirees to seek professional advice, research


Almost half of consumers due to retire within the next decade will be seeking help from regulated financial advisers, research claims.

Test yourself with our Ultimate Investment Quiz for Advisers


Test yourself with our Ultimate Investment Quiz for Advisers Abraham Okusanya, Professional Adviser's resident Investment Committee Insider, has put together a challenging quiz for our investment adviser aficionados...

Mainly insurance news…

Richard Coleman confirmed as MD of Zurich UK commercial broker


Coleman stepped into the role on an interim basis after Dave Smith was promoted to CEO of UKGI operation.

Profits grow for Aon in Q3


Global profits hit $309m as revenue from international market also increases to $659m.

Direct Line commercial GWP falls


Gross written premiums drop despite growth in number of in-force policies over third quarter of 2014.

Arista appoints Kevin Earnshaw as senior development underwriter


Earnshaw joins from Aviva to develop new business and manage existing clients.

UK General expects GWP to rise by 15% this year


Insurer says changing market means more brokers asking for help to design products.

Mainly international news…

Polar Capital unveils European income fund for new hire Davis


Polar Capital has unveiled details of its European Income Fund to be run by ex-Threadneedle manager Nick Davis.

Annual tax gap figures a ‘political football’


HMRC’s annual publication of tax gap figures, while arguably “unique”, has been decried as “dangerous” and a “political football” by tax experts

Are offshore structures still advantageous in 2014?


Aidan Meade, tax director at UK accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy, looks at five of the key benefits of offshore structures in an ever-changing regulatory environment.

Brazil’s pension sector courts Nordic bank


Nordea Asset Management is reporting ‘huge interest’ from large Brazilian pension funds as part of its expanding international exposure to markets outside the four Nordic countries.

Sesame fined more than £1.5m for 'undermining' RDR


The UK’s most complained about advisory firm, Sesame, has been fined over £1.5m for setting up a pay-to-play scheme which promoted the company’s own commercial interests over those of its clients.

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