Sesame Bankhall Group chief executive George Higginson has warned the advisory community it risks having further unwanted reforms thrust upon it if it does not better represent itself.
Sesame will make a restricted proposition available to members from the middle of next year, built around its own platform and newly-created investment management arm.
Sesame Bankhall Group has promoted George Higginson from chief operating officer to chief executive officer, subject to approval by the Financial Services Authority.
Openwork is hosting a series of protection, general insurance and mortgage road shows across the UK.
Openwork recorded a pre-tax loss of £8.5m in 2010, on top of a £5.6m loss during the previous year.
Overall lending for house purchases hit its highest level in almost a year in July, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).
Paradigm has kicked off a revamp of its protection offering by adding Bupa Individual Protection's proposition to its Elite protection panel.
Protection products will be ‘pivotal' to adviser firms' future prosperity, according to Sesame Bankhall.
Former Standard Life savings chief executive Geoff Towers will join Legal & General (L&G) as head of IFA sales for savings.
Tim Geithner, US Treasury Secretary, has revealed the Government will continue to guarantee mortgages to minimize the risk of housing-led recessions in future.
Tenet is stepping in to bail-out adviser firms that have been let down by "unsympathetic or unwilling" banks.
Openwork is set to unveil changes and enhancements to its provider proposition in a series of nationwide adviser road shows.
Mint Financial Services CEO, Paul Gaines, is to leave the firm next year.
Fortis Life UK has launched a new partnership with adviser network Sesame.
The European Union is set to give the go-ahead for Northern Rock to be split into two, clearing the way for a partial sale.
Clive Norman, an independent mortgage adviser at Sovereign Financial Planning in Eastbourne, is calling for the industry to support a petition posted on the No 10 Downing Street website demanding the Government intervenes to outlaw dual-pricing.
Despite the increased focus by some lenders on direct distribution, intermediaries continue to dominate mortgage lending, according to IMLA.
Lighthouse has reached an agreement with Mortgage Intelligence (MI) that will see the network provide a centralised hub of product and procuration fee information for the wealth management firm's mortgage advisers.
Paradigm Partners LLP, the compliance and business support provider, has confirmed details of its inaugural conference for Partner firms, due to take place in September.
The Mortgage Alliance (TMA) is offering directly authorised intermediaries an opportunity to earn an additional £100 commission per completed case to mark the addition of Affirmative Finance to its bridging proposition.
Mortgage packager Complete Mortgage and Loan Services Limited has announced the addition of bridging loans provider Affirmative Finance to its lending panel.
Bank of Scotland (BoS) and BM Solutions have pulled their entire range of new business self-certification products.
The Mortgage Alliance (TMA) has confirmed it is the first affiliate distribution partner to offer Promise Solutions' series of secured loans training and induction modules to its members.
Woolwich is to launch a new distribution system for 2009, which will see the bigger networks and clubs given individual tranches of funding.