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24 January 2015 What have you missed on cherry this week? CCL / Sesame would be broke without... / Fees / Cheaper & easier to be DA View email
23 January 2015 Disgraceful! CAB ad "Some pensions knowledge an advantage" / Sesame - start planning exit?! / CCL - Credit Brokering only?! / Ok to use FCA fines to reduce regulatory fees? / Fees / Phone Contract issues View email
22 January 2015 3XD – Why you should try us for GI View email
21 January 2015 Sesame mass exodus? / Big Networks = Big problems?! / CCL - Not a case of paying a few quid / Leeds listen / CAB qualified to deliver Pensions G'tee? / DAs biggest hassle View email
21 January 2015 Win a Tablet every day in January... View email
20 January 2015 Troubled network acquired / Sesame "broke without Friends' money"? / Paymentshield - lowest ever broker ratings on cherry / Barclays/Woolwich LISTENED! / Cost of going DA / Equity Release boom? View email
20 January 2015 New competitive rates for your professional indemnity renewal View email

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Mainly mortgage news…

London house prices, the mansion tax and 10-year fixes - The Mortgage Solutions quiz


Here's our news quiz to test your knowledge of the week's mortgage news. Were you paying attention?

Star Letter 23/01/2015


Each week Mortgage Solutions picks the most opinionated or thoughtful reader contributions from our article comments and letters to the editor.

Most read stories on Mortgage Solutions this week 23/01/15


Here we roundup the news and features our readers flocked to read this week. TSB's launch caught the attention of the mortgage market, but Sesame and the difficulties facing older mortgage borrowers were hard on its heels.

House prices up 8.3pc in 2014


UK house prices ended the year 8.3% up in 2014, the latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index has revealed.

Balham is London's 2014 hotspot


Balham outpaced the rest of London in 2014 with 21% annual growth which equates to a whopping £415 a day, the latest London Property Monitor from estate agent Marsh & Parsons has found.

Mainly IFA news…

Sunday Papers: Investors urge Standard Chartered to replace boss


And the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has pledged to get inflation back to its target rate of 2% within two years.

Saturday Papers: Euro falls to 11-year low after ECB move


And Jimmy Choo has defied fears of a slowdown in China and reported a 12% jump in sales - boosted by demand from Asia.

Sector report: Looking for value in a North America waiting on a rate rise


Though the recovery of the world's most influential economy is set to continue, headwinds in the shape of a rise in US interest rates are building... Though the recovery of the world's most influential economy is set to continue, headwinds in the shape of a rise in interest rates are building. Ken Rayner asks: How will North America cope?

Former hedge fund manager jailed for 13 years over fraud


A hedge fund manager who lost investors £354 million has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Ex-Treasury minister Mark Hoban to exit politics


Ex-Treasury minister Mark Hoban is to quit parliament from May.

Mainly insurance news…

Stuart Williams and Grant Scott exit Cowens


Duo leave to focus on Evolve, a broker training and insurance advocacy service.

Former RSA Ireland CEO takes insurer to tribunal


Philip Smith alleges constructive dismissal concerning his resignation in November 2013.

Marian Evans joins Thomas Carroll Group


Evans to head up the new special risks division after joining from NFU Mutual.

Future trends: How tech will impact broking


Jean Lassignardie, Capgemini’s Global Financial Services' chief sales and marketing officer, takes a look at the trends we’re likely to see in 2015.

Miles Smith plans acquisitions after refinancing


Broker announces growth plans following refinancing with Clydesdale.

Mainly international news…

Coutts appoints head of fiduciary investments


Coutts has appointed a new head of fiduciary investments as it continues to invest in its Jersey trust business.

Manulife Singapore unveils HNWI products


Manulife Singapore has introduced three products to cater for high-net worth individuals.

FCA issues final definitions regarding retail investments


The Financial Conduct Authority has issued its final definitions of regulated advice and personal recommendations in relation to retail investments.

SJP sees FuM soar following Henley acquisition


St James’s Place saw its funds under management reach record highs last year, driven in part by its acquisition of The Henley Group.

China market a 'bubble waiting to burst'


The Chinese A-share market is “a bubble waiting to burst”, according to Schroders head of Asian equities in Singapore.

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