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Mainly mortgage news…

Help to Buy goes full steam ahead


The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme has driven the market from May to June, with 7,918 completions being made over the bimonthly period compared to 5,983 from March to April, today’s data from the Treasury has revealed.

Jason Neale joins TMP Sherwins from First Complete


Jason Neale has joined newly formed TMP Sherwins as sales director after quitting the First Complete Mortgage Network.

42pc of mortgagers ignorant of rate


Almost half of mortgage holders (42%) are unaware of their current mortgage rate, Keep Me Posted research has revealed.

Govt. invites public's views for Autumn Statement 2014


The government is seeking the public's views on what it would like to see in the Autumn Statement 2014, taking place this year on 3 December.

Broker Toolbox: How to make teachers a specialist subject


More than 30,000 Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) have graduated this summer.

Mainly IFA news…

RP: Five things you might have missed


In this week's Retirement Planner news round-up we highlight five key stories you might have missed over the past seven days.

Aviva Investors promotes head of equities Lis to CIO


Aviva Investors has promoted David Lis to chief investment officer for equities and multi-asset as new chief executive Euan Munro continues to make changes at the group.

Passive price war: Five of the most expensive UK equity trackers


The price war in the passive space continues to rage but some providers are refusing to play ball... The price war in the passive space continues to rage but some providers are refusing to play ball, offering trackers with fees as steep as active funds...

Alexander: Scotland risks relying on Wonga-like bonds


Danny Alexander has criticised the Scottish government's threat to default on its share of UK debt.

Investment Quorum hires ex-HSBC planner


London-based Investment Quorum has hired a former bank adviser to its financial planning team.

Mainly insurance news…

Towergate sells Folgate to MGA APC


APC Underwriting mulls underwriting return for Folgate after acquiring the run-off insurance company.

CIB and Aviva join forces


Companies to offer home insurance product to corporate partners.

County buys Clement Gallagher


Merseyside insurer bought after 46 years in business

Tonge leaves Keelan Westall


Gallagher-owned broker sees managing director resign.

PPI still leads on ombudsman complaints


Payment protection insurance makes up seven out of ten complaints to regulator as insurance cases rise 1%.

Mainly international news…

UAE developer dealt legal blow as it is ordered to repay investors


A legal firm, Judicare Group, has secured a “landmark ruling” in the UAE against a property developer which failed to construct a residential development, despite taking more than £50m from at least 700 investors worldwide.

European Wealth snaps up two more Barclays wealth managers


European Wealth announced on Tuesday it has hired two new wealth managers, Nigel Gilland and David Mellett, from Gerrard Investment Management, which is owned by Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.

Ogier opens Hong Kong resolution team


Ogier has launched a dispute resolution team in Hong Kong in a bid to serve Asian clients “in their own time zone”.

Sesame most complained about advisory firm


Sesame received more complaints than any other advisory firm over the first half of 2014, the Financial Ombudsmen Service (FOS) has revealed in its half year results.

Ashmore unveils trio of China-focused funds


Ashmore has unveiled three China-focussed funds that aim to invest in China's onshore equity and fixed income markets using its RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) license.

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