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Mainly mortgage news…

Aviva returns to direct protection sales


Aviva is said to be returning to direct protection sales with the launch of a face-to-face protection advice service expected within the next year.

Budget-stricken house hunters sacrifice holidays over haircuts


Brits saving for their first home would rather sacrifice a summer holiday than cut back on their budget for looking good, a survey of spending habits has revealed.

GI provider launches build-your-own buildings and contents policy


General insurance provider Select & Protect has developed a product which allows brokers to personalise their client's cover by selecting benefits to add to a buildings and contents policy.

Halifax slashes rates


Halifax Intermediaries reduced its two and five year new purchase and remortgage ranges by up to 0.39% across the first-time buyer, homemover and remortgage ranges.

Leeds cuts B2L rates


Leeds Building Society is reducing rates on some buy-to-let mortgages by up to 0.40% and introducing new 5-year fixed rate deals.

Mainly IFA news…

Sunday Papers: Scotland's poll 'hurt UK plc'


And Lloyds Banking Group is still considering leaving Scotland despite the No vote in Thursday’s referendum on independence.

Saturday Papers: Salmond quits as vote shifts status quo


And Chinese technology firm Alibaba saw its shares surge by more than 40% in what could be the largest float ever seen.

Salmond steps down, PM promises UK shake-up


SNP leader Alex Salmond resigns and the prime minister promises constitutional change after Scotland votes to stay in the UK.

IMA reports £188k surplus; CEO Godfrey earns £469k


The Investment Management Association (IMA) made a surplus of £188,000 in 2013, reversing a deficit for the previous 12 months, after a significant jump in revenues from membership fees.

Banks lead the way as UK market jumps on Scottish no vote


Shares in the largest Scottish companies - in particular the banks - helped power the FTSE 100 higher this morning after the results of the Scottish referendum revealed the country had voted to remain part of the UK.

Mainly insurance news…

Market relief at Scottish no vote


Brokers claim result brings "clarity" to the industry.

Call the cops: five most recent insurance fraud stories


Following the ABI’s fraud conference here’s our rundown of the five most up-to-date cases that attempted to hit the sector in the pocket.

Scotland votes no to independence


PM said he was delighted with majority no vote.

Markerstudy buys The Policy Shop


Broker's MD Sean Byrne to leave the business.

IBSC welcomes Biba code of conduct proposals


Body differs in need for individuals to define professional conduct.

Mainly international news…

Scottish wealthy cannot rest on independent laurels, warns law firm


Scotland has voted “No” to independence from the United Kingdom, but high earners will remain “vulnerable” to tax changes resulting from the country’s increased devolution, warns a leading international law firm.

A sustained achievement: Business strategies with Maseco


Maseco has become the first UK-based wealth manager to achieve certified B Corporation status as part of the company’s efforts to tackle sustainability and environmental issues, says investment adviser Henry Findlater.

Whittingham to step back from Square Mile


Square Mile Research has announced to clients Nigel Wittingham is to step down from his role as distribution director at the end of the year.

Skandia stops charging advice to offshore bonds


Skandia International has become the latest life company to stop charging advice to the annual 5% tax-free withdrawal on its offshore bonds.

Guidance guarantee levy ‘unfair on advisers’


A proposed levy to pay for the UK’s guidance guarantee would be unfair on advisers and consumers, according to IFA trade body APFA.

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