Category: Latest Thinking

Our take on the Q4 2015 Funding for Lending Scheme figures

There are many positives in the Bank of England 2015 Q4 usage and lending data. Growth in net lending to SME’s is the fundamental objective of the FLS Extension and the data indicates that the scheme is succeeding. We also see growth in the participation of non-traditional lenders as encouraging because more competition will benefit SME’s.

Keeping Insurance Brokers relevant in the digital age

It is fair to say that, as a breed, insurance intermediaries have long been the ‘Apple’ of the insurance market, offering innovative solutions, creative value added services and advice to their customers.

Interview with Mike Newman as Hartmoor launch their first products to market

We caught up with Mike Newman, Director of Structured Products at Target Group, to understand a little more about the launch and the opportunities he sees in the marketplace

Our Top Tips for Peer to Peer lenders when choosing a standby servicer

In a rapidly changing market giving your customers and shareholders peace of mind that you have a back up plan in place should the worst happen is essential.

An interview with Paul Smee, Director General, CML

Clearly there’s been a lot of change in this market, particularly in the tax treatment of Buy to Let landlords. The sector must be feeling a little groggy from the amount of change that it has had to plan for, particularly with amendments to the stamp duty and the landlords tax allowance

What is the affinity opportunity for intermediaries?

In our recent independent research, 56% of the market cited distribution as the greatest challenge and opportunity facing the insurance industry.

An Interview with our Co-Group CEOs Bill and Ian

We catch up with our Co-Group CEO's Bill and Ian

A challenging route to market for challenger banks

Since the financial crisis the banking industry has undergone a number of changes.

Interview with Tony Ward, CEO Clayton Euro Risk

We catch up with Tony Ward, CEO Clayton Euro Risk