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Mainly mortgage news…

Paradigm hosts Belfast round table


Paradigm will host its next mortgage and protection roundtable event in Belfast on Wednesday 12 October.

Homebuyers shouldn’t cut corners on home surveys


Homebuyers shouldn’t skimp out on property surveys or they could encounter problems down the line, Maxwell Hodge conveyancer Alison Love has warned.

TSB admits lack of broker support caused drop in Q3 lending


TSB admitted the fall in its quarterly net lending by 0.3bn to £19.1bn in Q3 was down to the absence of a distribution channel within the broker market.

First-time buyer sales climb 11% despite wider market slowdown


The number of first-time buyer UK house completions increased year-on-year in September, defying trends of a slowdown in the market.

New builds in London to provide half a million new homes


London could see up to 570,000 new homes over the next 10 years, according to new research from London estate agent Stirling Ackroyd.

Mainly IFA news…

UK GDP rises by 0.7% in Q3


UK economic growth has slowed in three months to September.

SFO calls for more money to fund fraud fight


Agency has asked for £26.5 million of extra funding.

BT leads FTSE fallers on outbreak of nerves in Asia


The FTSE dipped 0.53% at the open as traders took their cues from an outbreak of risk aversion across Asia

EU asks UK to pay extra £1.7bn after 'increase in wealth'


The UK must contribute an extra £1.7bn (€2.1bn) to the European Union's budget after the economy performed better than expected.

Tesco downgraded by two rating agencies


The bad news continued for embattled retailer Tesco yesterday after its credit rating was downgraded by two key agencies.

Mainly insurance news…

Coleman appoints two managing directors


Steven Risk and Jonathan Mayo join the board.

Broker Network names five new members


Towergate-owned business claims best month since 2012 for new members.

QBE retains Jelf SME PI account


Insurer signs up for another three years.

LV to offer broker course in the south


Evolve gives brokers a blueprint on how to run their businesses.

State of the broking sector


Brokers have mixed opinions on insurers, but many wish the providers cared more about building relationships.

Mainly international news…

Fund manager profile: Coupland Cardiff's Jonathan Dobson


One of the first things you discover upon meeting Yorkshire native and Coupland Cardiff Japan Alpha Fund manager Jonathan Dobson, is that, until recently at least, he has been as cynical as anyone else about the invest ability of Japan.

Coral adds to management team following GSA purchase


Coral Portfolio has appointed Adell Nair-Grepinet to head the Global Student Accommodation fund team.

Credit Suisse returns from slow half year with Q3 profit jump


Credit Suisse has returned from a shaky, fine-hampered Q2 to report income before taxes far exceeding CHF 1bn in the third quarter.

BNY Mellon to rollout discretionary business in Hong Kong


BNY Mellon Wealth Management intends to launch "comprehensive discretionary investment and wealth management services to high net worth individual investors" after receiving approval from Hong Kong's regulators, the bank said.

QROPS to receive same flexibility as UK pensions


The Taxation of Pensions Bill, debated in Parliament last week, will ensure additional benefits available on UK registered pension schemes will be open to QROPS, contrary to some early interpretation.

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