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Fitch upgrades Precise’s servicer ratings


Charter Court Financial Services Limited, which operates under the brand names of Precise Mortgages and Exact Mortgage Experts, has received several upgrades from Fitch.

Pension changes will create more landlords


Bank of Ireland UK’s fourth buy-to-let market index has found that thousands of people are poised to make the most of new pensions freedoms and use their pension pot in order to enter the buy-to-let market.

Halifax cuts rates on high LTV loans


Halifax Intermediaries has reduced rates by up to 0.4% on its higher end loan to value two and five year fixed rates.

#BTL15: Further buy-to-let regulation badged 'retrogressive' - Wyles


Full regulation of the buy-to-let market would be a 'retrogressive' move which could lead to investors creating ways to evade the scrutiny of the FCA, says Matthew Wyles of Castle Trust.

#BTL15: Common myth private landlords squeezing out FTBs – Paragon


There is a common misconception that a surge in buy-to-let business has meant first-time buyers are being priced out of the housing market, according to Paragon Mortgages.

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Saturday Papers: HSBC threatens to move headquarters from UK


And Charter makes fourth bid to buy Time Warner Cable after Comcast officially drops $45 billion bid.

Sesame to cover claims against Intrinsic and Bankhall advisers


Network Sesame will not claw back any professional indemnity insurance (PI) excess charges on claims against member firms that move to rival Intrinsic or support services provider Bankhall.

Intrinsic named as Sesame's preferred home for orphaned advisers


Network Intrinsic has been confirmed as the preferred partner of Sesame, promising advisers of the closing network a 'smooth' transition should they choose to switch.

PFS launches consumer education website with 22,000 strong adviser database


The Personal Finance Society (PFS) has launched a website to help consumers make better informed decisions about money.

Odey nets £580m to rise up Rich List rankings


Crispin Odey and Nichola Pease saw their net worth almost double in 2014, propelling them up the table of wealthiest hedge fund managers, according to the latest Sunday Times Rich List.

Mainly insurance news…

Gallagher reports Q1 rise in broking revenue and profit


Acquisition integration costs were $20.8m.

Andy Homer to join Peter Cullum at GRP


Homer will become chairman of the firm's retail broking business.

Avantia appoints CEO


Financial tech firm appoints Mark Eastham following Phillip Walter’s exit in December.

Law firm warns on add-ons after FCA fines Moorhouse


Pinsent Masons says the regulator is taking an ongoing interest in the add-ons market.

Moorhouse apologises for failures leading to FCA fine


Broker claims the issues identified by the regulator were addressed 18 months ago.

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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 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.