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Welcome to the largest ever community of financial intermediaries - that is IFAs, mortgage and insurance advisers. Our membership now exceeds 20,000 and each adviser can visit cherry whenever they wish, every day of the year.  

As a result, our site traffic and newsletter readership is immense and it means that, for the first time ever, the adviser community has a REAL voice. We therefore urge you all to join - and to encourage others to do so as well - so that the strength of this 'One Voice' can continue to grow.            Register

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Mainly mortgage news…

Leeds cuts H2B2 rates

Today

Leeds Building Society is launching a new build Help to Buy 2-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.50% with a £199 fee.

Nationwide unveils adviser video link

Today

Nationwide has launched a HD video link service in over 60 branches to connect customers with mortgage consultants in the building society’s Northampton office.

Magellan appoints new head of sales

Today

Magellan Homeloans has appointed Jon Sturgess as its new head of sales.

TurnKey Landlords rebrands to Commercial Trust

Today

TurnKey Landlords has rebranded to Commercial Trust in an expansion plan which will see the Norwich-based brokerage offer buy-to-let, commercial mortgages and bridging loans.

Engage Mutual launches broker support team in sales drive

Today

Life and health protection provider Engage Mutual has expanded its proposition to include a broker support resource with telephone operatives.

Mainly IFA news…

Video: How to stay this side of your advice use-by date

Today

How to stay this side of your advice use-by date Three things to remember about client reviews: they should be regular; they shouldn't only be about investment performance; and they can help create absolute confidence in clients' minds about what you do. Business consultant Steve Billingham explains more in this short video...

Steve Webb calls for flat rate 30% tax relief

Today

Steve Webb has called for an overhaul of tax relief on pension contributions that would see a flat 30% rate introduced and the lifetime allowance axed.

L&G chief Wilson scoops £4m pay package

Today

Legal & General’s chief executive Nigel Wilson received a pay package of just over £4 million for 2013.

HMRC issues fresh guidance on taxation of rebates

Today

HM Revenue and Customs has published updated guidance on how it will tax clients receiving rebates from fund managers or platforms.

Pension liberation fraudsters ‘exploiting Budget to target savers’

Today

Pension liberation fraudsters are targeting savers following the overhaul of defined contribution (DC) announced in this year’s Budget, JLT executive Margaret Snowdon says.

Mainly insurance news…

Collinson launches two new brands

Today

Firm creates new underwriting division.

Axa restructures personal lines and Hogg departs

Today

Provider claims new shape gives brokers access to enhanced underwriting and pricing expertise.

Ellis replaces Bennett as Broker Network Underwriting MD

Today

New recruit joins from Rural Insurance.

Departure decision "right for the business", says RSA CEO Brown

Today

RSA UK chief stepping down after 25 years at the provider.

Swinton appoints two new regional managers

Today

Broker has promoted two employees to the role.

Mainly international news…

Brandeaux de-lists Student Accommodation Fund

Today

Property investment manager Brandeaux has decided to de-list its Student Accommodation Fund from the Irish Stock Exchange.

Group First Int’l gives non-UK investors chance to profit from Brits' love of storage

Today

Group First International – a Hong Kong-based distribution company run by three Brits who have launched and run businesses in Asia over the past 15 years – is offering international investors exposure to the business of providing storage space to British consumers, who are said to be legendary hoarders of stuff, and to companies.

BlackRock closes 'uneconomic' mining opportunities fund

Today

BlackRock has closed one of its mining stocks funds, run by Evy Hambro, because it was “uneconomic to manage”.

Chancellor’s tax evasion plans ‘blow to rule of law’

Today

Plans to remove a requirement to prove individuals with offshore accounts intended to evade tax are arguably a “blow to the rule of law in tax”, according to a partner at Baker Tilly.

Boniface venture aims at post-FATCA market

Today

Pensions expert Keith Boniface has come out of a short-lived retirement to launch a joint venture which looks to target US expats in a post-FATCA marketplace.

Welcome to cherry

Welcome to the largest ever community of IFAs, mortgage and insurance advisers.

As many of you will already know, cherry membership now  exceeds 20,000 and each adviser can visit cherry whenever they wish, every  day of the year. Needless to say, this is MASSIVE!!   Our site traffic and newsletter readership is immense and it means that,  for the first time ever, the adviser  community has a REAL voice.  We therefore  urge you all to join - and to encourage  others to do so as well - so that the strength of this 'One Voice' can continue  to grow. Cherry  Register here

Registering with cherry is fast, easy  and free.

To thrive, cherry relies on its  ability to generate sufficient supporting income. One key source is advertising  revenue derived from companies wishing to promote their products and services  to the adviser community. Because the  community is now so substantial, cherry advertising opportunities have become  very attractive.

cherry is proud to be an  entirely independent company and we always  retain our objectivity and impartiality by ensuring we never accept funding from providers or  companies who would expect favours in return.

We are also particularly proud of our consumer facing service www.cherryfind.co.uk and we promise to do our best to ensure that the financial advisers and mortgage advisers listed on the cherryfind site are those who  adhere to the highest standards of business ethics - those who aim to provide impartial financial and mortgage advice which is WHOLLY focused on their customers' needs.