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01 October 2014 Death Tax "Ill-thought through policy" / AIP before KFI / No charge recruitment ads! / Estate Agents / NatWest Proc fee hike / Impact of MMR / cherry meeting View email
30 September 2014 "Outrageous! 55% 'death tax' - Just a vote grabbing trick!"? / What’s happening?! MORE sense from the FCA! / MAS's ethics / Estate Agents - "shocking skullduggery"? View email
29 September 2014 Standardise Proc fees? / Good news for pensions?! / EAs - Under-valuing so 'friend' can buy? / Network views of CCL regs / BDMs - "You couldn't make it up" / FS EXPO - how good? View email
26 September 2014 FCA U-turn on use of 'independent' / Credit broker licence / Proc fees / Estate Agents View email
25 September 2014 MAS - 'Almost a criminal statement'?! / Disgruntled clients are going 'straight for the jugular' / Incompetent packagers / BDMs & FSE View email
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Mainly mortgage news…

Skipton launches lending charter


Skipton has made four ‘lending charter’ pledges to its partners which include eliminating dual pricing and abstaining from offering home or life insurance.

Niche lenders gain LTI cap exemption


Lenders who write less than 300 mortgages per year will be exempt from the government’s 4.5 times loan to income mortgage cap which comes into force today, The Prudential Regulatory Authority said today.

One in four self-employed excluded from market


Nearly one in four of UK adults who have been self-employed for more than a year have been snubbed when trying to get a mortgage, research from Kensington has revealed.

Cameron hails success of Help to Buy


Prime Minister David Cameron has highlighted the success of Help to Buy and claimed those who criticised the scheme have been proven wrong.

Amended LTI cap will disadvantage smaller private banks


The amendment made to the loan-to-income (LTI) rules, published today, has been criticised for creating an unfair advantage among larger private banks.

Mainly IFA news…

Perspective posts £5.4m loss as failed flotation plans bite


IFA consolidator Perspective Financial Group has slumped further into losses as it posted a £5.4 million pre-tax loss for 2013, weighed down by the costs of its failed float.

Treasury sets out further detail on death tax reform


The Treasury has revealed further details on tax-free death benefits.

Cameron vows to raise income tax higher rate threshold to £50k


Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to raise the 40% tax threshold to £50,000.

Canada Life Onshore Bonds Q & A


Lawrence Gosling discusses the advantages of onshore bonds for investors with Canada Life's Neil Jones

Cameron pledges to raise higher rate threshold to £50k


Prime Minister David Cameron has said the Conservatives will raise the 40% tax threshold from £41,900 to £50,000 if they win the 2015 General Election.

Mainly insurance news…

MVP invests in County


Broker receives investment from Cullum-backed venture capitalist as it continues to target regional brokers.

Broker Question Time: Confirmed for Expo


Coventry to host Question Time event following relocation from Birmingham.

Ofcom fines Ageas £10,000


Insurer hit in the pocket for making “abandoned calls”.

Profits up at Arthur J Gallagher (UK)


Turnover rises 25% for the broker.

Banks chose UKIP for EU policy


Ex-Brightside chief supports UKIP policy to leave the EU due to its “disastrous” decisions on insurance market.

Mainly international news…

St James’s Place says UAE office plans ‘no secret’


FTSE 100-listed wealth manager St James’s Place (SJP) has given its clearest indication yet that it has plans to open an office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

RBC GAM launches Asia Ex-Japan fund


A new fund has been launched by RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) to give global investors exposure to the expertise of an Asia-based investment team.

IFS signs 'first of its kind' deal with Jupiter for access to its Merlin portfolio


Jupiter Asset Management is to offer clients of International Financial Services access to one of its flagship Merlin portfolios under a new partnership.

First Names Group acquires Jersey trust provider


First Names Group has agreed terms to acquire Jersey trust and corporate services provider Seymour Trust Company, its seventh acquisition since its management buyout in July 2012.

Brooklands Pensions adds Gibraltar QROPS to international range


Brooklands Pensions has launched a Gibraltar QROPS which includes a lite option.

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