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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…

Under-35 mortgage borrowing falls


The ratio of mortgage borrowers in the under-35 age bracket fell to 18% in 2012/13 from 21% in 2008/09, the government’s English Housing Survey revealed today.

World record P2P loan repaid


LendInvest’s world record breaking £4.1m peer to peer loan has now been repaid in full.

Skipton to sell HML for £47 million


Skipton Building Society has agreed to sell its mortgage servicing business Homeloan Management in a deal worth more than £47m.

London rental yields lag behind rest of UK


The London buy-to-let market is providing landlords with the lowest rental yield out of all the regions in the UK, research from BM Solutions has revealed.

MPC: Premature UK rate rise could lead to ‘economic vulnerability'


Weak UK wage and global growth growth figures means an early rate rise could still destabilise the recovery leaving the economy vulnerable to shocks, according to the latest Monetary Policy Committee minutes.

Mainly IFA news…

Fidelity launches retirement 'signpost' service ahead of pension freedoms


Fidelity Worldwide Investment has launched an at-retirement service ahead of the deadline for implementing the new flexibilities for defined contribution (DC) members next April.

Ten mistakes that led to Financial's landmark FCA recruitment ban


Ten mistakes that led to Financial's landmark FCA recruitment ban Network Financial has been banned from recruiting any new advisers for four months - the first time the regulator has used this power - as punishment for "serious" failings in the running of the business. So what went wrong?

Succession acquires eighth IFA boosting assets by £100m


Succession has acquired a Halifax-based advice firm for £3m.

Tech Review: The Fastrak to efficiency?


The Fastrak to efficiency? In his latest instalment, the lang cat's Mark Polson revisits the Sprint Enterprise Technology system promising to make onerous tasks like client report writing a whole lot easier

FCA imposes recruitment ban on network Financial Ltd


FCA has imposed a recruitment ban on network Financial.

Mainly insurance news…

Lloyd's broker forced to sell corporate risks division


Firm says interest in remaining divisions did not result in a sale.

Capita Insurance disposals boost profits


Profits up 16% partly due to sale of broking businesses.

Biba appoints new technical services manager


Latest recruit joins from Green Insurance.

ABI says current Flood Re financial management rules 'unworkable'


Trade body calls for issues to be fixed during consultation phase.

Axa names new London sales manager


Provider has replaced Ryan Birbeck who left for Glasgow in January.

Mainly international news…

NBAD asset management MD and CIO steps down


Mark Watts, the managing director and chief financial officer of the asset management division of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi has stepped down.

Structured product specialist IDAD expands Asia team


IDAD and Compass Global Wealth have hired Martin Cartwright as a business development manager in its Asia team.

Saudi Arabia opens $530bn stock market to FFIs


Saudi Arabia is to open its stock market to direct investment by foreign financial institutions (FFIs) in the first half of next year, giving them access to its $530bn bourse.

£250bn money laundering 'storm' due at decade's end


Developments in financial crime technology could uncover a £250bn "storm" of money laundering fines for "countless" banks around the world, says new research.

RDR compliant reports creating wealth manager headache


Producing RDR compliant investment reports for clients is a major concern for the majority of wealth managers, a new survey has revealed.

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.