• Tanglewood property suit: Jury sides with homeowners association

    A Harris County jury has sided with a homeowners association in the affluent Tanglewood neighbourhood that was sued by residents over plans to build a house on their lot. Stewart and Marla Feldman, and a trustee, sued Tanglewood Homes Association in an effort to force them to approve plans for ...
  • County budget boosted by property tax revenues

    Thanks to the prospect of higher property tax revenues, the Otsego County budget will see a significant increase for 2017 compared with several years in the past. The general fund would go from $7,880,769 (£6,188,761) in 2016 to $8,064,151 (£6,332,771) in 2017, county administrator, John Burt said. “We’re expecting property ...
  • Two Henderson Insurance Brokers managing directors promoted to group executive board

    Two managing directors of Henderson Insurance Brokers (HIBL), Paul Judge and Phil Davies, have both been promoted to the group executive board. Judge will become executive development director for all companies within the Henderson Insurance Group. He led the company at the Leeds headquarters.
  • Oracle Insurance Brokers fined

    Oracle Insurance Brokers and Silver City Tech have been fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending millions of spam texts offering easy access to loans. The ICO’s investigations were triggered by public complaints.
  • Chartered Insurance Institute to create broker society

    A manifesto pledge from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) could see the development of a new broker membership programme in the second quarter of 2017. Keith Richards, chief executive of the Personal Finance Society, which is part of the CII, revealed: “For brokers in particular, they are to see the ...
  • Accord launches online hub for mortgage brokers

    Accord, the intermediary-only lender, has launched an interactive website to help mortgage brokers explain new products to clients. The online toolkit from the firm offers mortgage calculators, a guide to the application process and simple explanations of the types of mortgages available as well as the benefits of different products ...
  • Loan growth has rebounded: Indonesia’s central bank

    There were signs that banks have started to lend more to clients and that loan growth may have rebounded in October from its lowest level since 2009, a senior official said on Saturday Juda Agung, Bank Indonesia’s (BI) executive director of economic and monetary policy, said based on commercial banks’ ...
  • Higher interest rates good for global economy: Former Bank of Canada governor

    Former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge says the world economy might be better off if policy-makers bumped interest rates a little bit higher. He says boosting borrowing costs would help promote price and financial stability under current global conditions, which include historically low interest rates and stagnant growth. He ...
  • Plans to build retirement homes rejected

    Proposals to knock down a bed and breakfast and replace it with a block of 20 sheltered homes have been unanimously refused. The future of Fern Lodge in Seabrook Road in Hythe, was discussed at a Shepway District Council planning meeting. The application put before members was for the erection ...
  • Family farms hold the key in post-Brexit planning

    “Family farms” was the hot topic during talks of a post-Brexit British agricultural policy with the FFA and TFA. Farmers for Action (FFA) and the Tenant Farmers Associations (TFA) have come together to highlight the importance of family farms and the demand for the right trade deal for when Britain ...