January 2020 Issue

Robert Sinclair: Cultural awareness

13 Dec 2019
Robert Sinclair is chief executive at the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) As a responsible trade body, AMI has always wanted...

Steve Ellis: All in our debt

18 Nov 2019
Steve Ellis is head of risk and protection at Premier Choice Group We are all in the business of debt –...
Protection 18 Nov 2019

Andy Philo: Now’s the time to discuss IP

Andy Philo is director strategic partnerships and employee distribution at Vitality It’s still assumed that term life insurance comes top in the hierarchy of protection needs. While a homeowner’s life insurance pay...
Protection 18 Nov 2019

Kevin Carr: Getting in early

Kevin Carr is chief executive of Protection Review and managing director of Carr Consulting & Communications With mental health underwriting becoming ever more topical it’s great to see insurers announcing new...
Buy-to-Let 18 Nov 2019

Jane Simpson: Buy-to-let innovations

Jane Simpson is managing director at TBMC The buy-to-let mortgage market has come under pressure in recent years due to the multitude of tax and regulatory changes aimed at the sector. However, lenders are demonstrating their willingness...
Expats 18 Nov 2019

Anita Arch: Expats on the move

Anita Arch is head of mortgage sales at Saffron Building Society Over the past five years, the UK news has focussed on the number of people coming here to live from...
AMI 18 Nov 2019

Robert Sinclair: SM&CR is now upon us

Robert Sinclair is chief executive of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries Remember, remember the 9th of December. This is, or was depending on when you read this, the magic date when...
AMI 9 Oct 2019

Robert Sinclair: The bigger ticking bombs

Robert Sinclair is chief executive of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries The market appears stable, with forecasts suggesting that transactions will reach 1.2 million in 2019, in line with the long-term...
General Insurance 9 Oct 2019

Geoff Hall: Objects of desire

Geoff Hall is chairman of Berkeley Alexander It is important to keep jewellery valuations on GI policies up to date. Diamond prices in particular saw spikes between 2005 and 2010 and...
Technology 9 Oct 2019

Kevin Paterson: Cause versus effect

Kevin Paterson As a British Gas customer and keen technology enthusiast, I have been an enthusiastic adopter of the Hive smart home platform created by Centrica, the parent company of British...
Buy-to-Let 9 Oct 2019

Jeff Knight: Learning from the changes

Jeff Knight is director of marketing of Foundation Home Loans In order to look forward, it’s also prudent to sometimes look back. Understanding how the buy-to-let sector has been reshaped and...