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Asset Rich or Cash Poor. Is Equity Release what you are looking for?

2014 was the best year ever recorded for Equity Release lending. £1.4bn was loaned into the market and the number of new customers also reached its highest level for 6 years.

The inexorable rise of the new lender and TPMA

So we have recovered. It seems that most commentators believe that the UK economy is back on a safer footing (despite some notable risks and potential headwinds) and as the wider economic environment continues to improve the UK mortgage market is, broadly speaking, on the up. 2014 saw regulatory issues dominate.

A quarter of consumers find buying insurance online confusing, says Target Group

Over a quarter of consumers (28%) find buying or looking for insurance online confusing, according to new research from the financial services software and outsourcing provider Target Group.The research asked consumers for their perspective on insurers’ online efforts, how they prefer to communicate with insurers and what factors influence how they buy insurance products.

Ian Ferguson Q&A

We have a quick Q&A with Ian Ferguson

Data Analytics

Whether they realise it or not most large organisations are awash with valuable data. More often than not, there is a mountain of information tucked away in a number of departments, in varying states of accessibility, accuracy and formats.

Target Group appoints Mark Cutts as Sales Director, IP & BPO

Target Group, the financial services outsourcing and software provider, today announces the appointment of Mark Cutts as the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Sales Director. With over 20 years’ experience in the global financial services industry, Mark has worked with companies such as Fiserv, Sema Group and HSBC.

The Regulatory Year Ahead

2014 was an eventful year for Financial Services! The introduction of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR), as well as the implementation of the Consumer Sourcebook kept everyone busy and 2015 looks like it will be more of the same.

What will the mortgage market look like in 2015?

We have seen some significant changes in the mortgage market over the last year, the most substantial being the implementation of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) in April. Undoubtedly one of the most extensive pieces of legislation the sector has witnessed in the last decade.

Target nominated for industry award

Target have been nominated for the FS Tech awards 2015 for Best Use of IT in Re­tail Banking & Insurance for its work for Welcome Finance. By implementing an ac­count and arrears management system, we have enabled Welcome Finance to re­duce its annual IT costs from £7.5million to £2.5million