Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc ( 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgDeap Capital Management & Trust Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc (  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileDeap Capital Management & Trust Plc is a financial  services institution in Nigeria operating in the capital market, mortgage banking and oil and gas sectors. The company provides services for fund management, portfolio management, capital market/financial advisory and issuing house services. Its branded financial services products include DEAP Standard, DEAP Gold, DEAP Platinum and DEAP Classic. Deep Capital Management & Trust Plc’s major subsidiaries include Resort Securities & Trust Limited, Resort Savings & Loans Limited and DVCF Oil & Gas PLC. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Heineken Cup: Round six team of the week

first_imgThis is what stir-crazy looks like. Clearly driven insane by his injury lay-off, Healy produced something close to his frightening best on a first start since returning from an ankle complaint. Typically rumbustious in the loose – one rumble from the back of a lineout will still be giving Rhys Webb nightmares – he also stood up strongly opposite Adam Jones at scrum-time too.Constant, clean possession: Toner2. Dave Ward (Harlequins)Both Scarlets and Harlequins warrant immense credit for staging a flowing, open match despite driving West Wales rain. In the form of his life, Ward turned in another all-action showing to celebrate his call-up to the England Saxons squad last week. Small, dexterous and tough to shift at the ruck, he fits into Conor O’Shea’s fast-paced gameplan flawlessly.3. John Afoa (Ulster)Kingsholm-bound Afoa was given a rough welcome by Marcos Ayerza and buckled once to hand a penalty to Tigers. Heavyweight Heineken Cup contests always seem to be decided in the final quarter though, and Ulster’s cornerstone became a big influence late on. When he shunted Leicester off their own ball at the decisive scrum, the visitors’ victory was secure.4. Devin Toner (Leinster)Ian Evans’ early sending-off meant Friday evening encounter at the RDS descended into a disjointed, scrappy affair. Still, Toner quietly maintained his solid standards and was a constant source of clean possession at lineout time. He also added his considerable frame to two drives that brought penalty tries.5. Paul O’Connell (Munster)Forty minutes of freakish athleticism from Graham Kitchener nearly battered the door down. Then a Heineken Cup icon continued his unreal run. At 3-0 down, Munster needed waking up. No longer the captain in name, O’Connell’s towering take from the ensuing restart was talismanic enough to supercharge his team. As you’d expect, there was fearsome physicality throughout as well.6. Billy Vunipola (Saracens)There is a photograph of Vunipola junior as an amusingly oversized schoolboy that has been doing the rounds on social media  for a while. The enormous back-rower had similar lasting power at the weekend. From a sternum-crunching hit on Connacht loosehead Rodney Ah You to numerous destructive carries, he was at the heart of the Allianz Park massacre.Sternum-cruncher: Vunipola hits Rodney Ah You7. Chris Henry (Ulster)One needless penalty aside, this was an outstanding display that highlighted Henry’s credentials as a worthy replacement for Sean O’Brien this spring. Mammoth in defence – racking up a monstrous 20 tackles – he also added weight to Ulster’s powerplay attack in the East Midlands with eight carries and a prominent role in those splintering, surging lineout mauls. A tour de force. 8. Steffon Armitage (Toulon)Robin Copeland continued his wonderful tournament and Nick Williams rocked Welford Road to its foundations, but Armitage’s contribution out of position at a saturated Scotstoun was impossible to overlook. England’s forgotten man consistently barged Toulon onto the front foot and was a relentless livewire in defence. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Lean and mean: John Afoa smashes his way onto the front foot in the crunch match with Leicester Tigers15. Alex Goode (Saracens)Goode is arguably England’s classiest footballer and put forward a robust case for Six Nations involvement on Saturday. While Connacht rolled over with embarrassing ease, Saracens’ full-back complemented his excellent basic skill-set with impressive energy. A try, two assists, 177 running metres and eight beaten defenders is a fine haul by anybody’s standards. Stuart Lancaster can consider himself nudged.14. Rene Ranger (Montpellier) Treviso were pretty appalling on the way to missing 34 tackles. That said, they had one of the most evasive runners in the world to contend with and Ranger punished some loose Italian kicking on the counter-attack. He dotted down for a firstPower Ranger: Rene Ranger regularly burst TrevisoMontpellier try and laid on another as Fabien Galthié’s charges ended an underwhelming Heineken Cup campaign well.13. Jonny May (Gloucester)Unsung Leicester stalwart Matt Smith was very close here after a hugely industrious effort at Welford Road. However, Gloucester’s blockbuster siege of Perpignan needs acknowledgement. May ‘s trademark stunner from 60 metres with just 13 minutes on the clock was the catalyst and more mazy, crazy, elusive running followed.12. Scott Williams (Scarlets)Of course Wesley Fofana was electric amid the Stade Marcel-Michelin monsoon, but Williams gave further fuel to the notion that he’s overtaking Jamie Roberts as Wales’ premier inside centre. Ten tackles, a short-range try and a rapid-take-and-give to release Jordan Williams punctuated a well-rounded outing.11. Johne Murphy (Munster)Spinning Simon Zebo lit up Limerick from the bench as Edinburgh disintegrated in the face of Munster’s muscle. Murphy was quieter late on, but had earlier set up the magnificent James Coughlan and stepped past Roddy Grant for the hosts’ second score. Working off his wing midfield, he was the link-man for many flowing moves and sturdy under the high ball too.10. Gareth Steenson (Exeter Chiefs)Rob Baxter’s enterprising Exeter deserved to finish their competition on a winning note, and stand-in skipper Steenson guided the Chiefs to victory at a ground where Glasgow and the mighty Toulon had already fallen over the course of this campaign. Accurate and nerveless from the tee, he also looked after a young centre pairing of Henry Slade and Sam Hill nicely.9. Ruan Pienaar (Ulster)The easiest call of all. Pienaar’s combination of icy, clinical temperament and tremendous talent is perfect for high-stakes occasions. The South African gave a virtuoso masterclass in game-management and opportunism and three match-winning moments – his charge-down try and two 50-metre place-kicks – were sublime.1. Cian Healy (Leinster)last_img read more

Two stars emerge as Flying Fijians run ten past Uruguay

first_imgThe exciting pair from the Fijian Drua team announced their grand arrival, writes Ali Stokes TAGS: Fiji Related: The opportunities and obstacles facing Pacific Islands rugbyOn Saturday, Veitokani, earned his fifth cap in the 54th minute arriving from the bench to relinquish the playmaking reigns from Volavola, who subsequently moved to fullback to tremendous effect. Described as ‘mesmerising’ following his performances for the Drua in the NRC, Freddie was deft with the boot and a constant hazard for Uruguay on the game line. He was able to pull in defenders and release the last-second pass to unleash strike runners in an almost Danny Cipriani-esque performance.Following his weekend’s exploits, Freddie is on a trajectory that could well see him playing the role of conductor in Fiji’s (literally) all-singing, all-dancing backline throughout the World Cup, with the potential to combine with Volavola at fullback in a dual-playmaking recipe of substantial prospect.Dejected: No 8 Alejandro Nieto and Uruguay have lost to Ulster and Fiji this NovemberCasting an eye over the touchlines of the Hartpury first-team pitch on Saturday, a man we may well see Freddie and Volavola unleashing upon unsuspecting World Cup defences next September is debutant winger Sau, The Sledgehammer.After blowing Uruguay out of the water in the first-half with five tries heavily featuring Volavola, Goneva and Nakarawa, Fiji struggled to maintain their pace in the third quarter, with Uruguay coming out of the blocks with an abrasively ambitious, if slightly inaccurate, edge. It took Sau’s 53rd minute score to break his side’s 19-minute dry spell. He stormed in for his third score of the day from 50-metres out, kick-starting a second extended period of Fijian dominance and eventual 68-7 scoreline.We are used to seeing Tuisova unleash havoc, but it was the stocky Sau making a distinct impression on his international debut, claiming a hat-trick before the hour mark and imposing double trouble alongside Toulon’s powerpack Tuisova.Having benefitted from the chance to run in a confidence-boosting victory over Uruguay after a disheartening defeat at Murrayfield two weeks ago, Veitokani and Sau could be in line for their biggest challenge to date this Saturday in the shape of the French national side. Two stars emerge as Flying Fijians run ten past UruguayAt Hartpury University last weekend, a strong contingent of both local and travelling Fijian supporters were treated to a 59-point victory over Rugby World Cup Pool D rivals Uruguay, with the Flying Fijians running in ten scores. It was here that two new fans favourites emerged too: Alivereti Veitokani and Eroni Sau.Unperturbed by the distinctly non-Fijian weather, the throng of players’ friends and family sang and danced to their nation’s traditional music heard blasting through the PA system while those two led the tenth-ranked team in the world to victory over a side they’ll next meet in Kamaishi, Japan, on 25 September.It may have been an odd experience for those not in attendance, seeing international stars Leone Nakarawa, Josua Tuisova, Vereniki Goneva, Peceli Yato and many more fans favourites taking to the field in Hartpury. However, John McKee’s men seemed right at home, basking in a more relaxed atmosphere than, say, the grandiose setting of a Twickenham match day.New star: Alivereti Veitokani in action for the Fijian Drua teamThe game itself proffered no shortage of customary Fijian brilliance, with Nakarawa setting up two tries with overhead offloads worthy of a military supply drop in the first-half, while starting fly-half, Ben Volavola, broke clean through the Uruguayan defence to twice set up scores down the South American’s left flank.Related: Scotland outgun FijiYet, for all the sublime rugby on show from headline names, two newcomers to the Pacific Island side drew the greatest attention and excitement from those very much tapped into the ins and outs of the Fijian team, including former Fiji Seven Olympic Gold winning head coach, Ben Ryan.Fly-half ‘Freddie’ Veitokani and wing ‘Sledgehammer’ Sau were the men to stamp their own particular brand of South Pacific fineness on the Gloucestershire turf. The promising pairing built upon eye-catching campaigns for the Fijian Drua in Australia’s National Rugby Championship this year, having helped guide the only non-Aussie team in the competition to a maiden title earlier this year.The first of the in-form Drua duo presented himself as a possible answer to the long-standing question mark over the Fijian ten jersey, while the latter excited fans with a display reminiscent of European star Tuisova.Not since the culmination of Nicky Little’s 15-year international career in 2011 have Fiji truly found themselves settled at fly-half. Despite the fact their group of islands are full to brimming with the most naturally talented rugby players on the planet, the Pacific nation have been on a seven-year hunt for their next great ten to guide their carnival ship. The fixture poses a great challenge, but what a pleasant conundrum coach McKee faces in deciding how to utilise this dynamic duo.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 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Poor Google Adwords copy “costing UK charities millions” each year

first_imgPoor Google Adwords copy “costing UK charities millions” each year The top 20 UK charities could have saved £2.66 million in 2013 if they had optimised their Google AdWords copy, according to research from nonprofit marketing and fundraising consultancy Strategy Refresh and Google AdWords copy specialists The ATO Co.The ATO Co. examined a cross-section of AdWords ad texts from the top 20 charities by fundraised income and evaluated them using their dedicated ad text copywriting effectiveness algorithm. They found evidence that best practice in AdWords copywriting was not followed in all cases, leading to a 27% overspend in 2013, the most recent period for which data is available.Paid search is used by many charities to promote campaigns, fundraising appeals, and other messages. As with all other advertising media, a body of best practice has been built up, and the advertising hosts like Google share advice too.Google AdWords overspend by top UK charities. Source: Strategy Refresh and The ATO CompanyCharity advertisers using Google AdWordsCharities whose advertising was examined include:• Cancer Research UK• NSPCC• RNLI• British Red Cross• Salvation Army• Comic ReliefThe top 20 charities analysed spent a total of £10m on Google AdWords in 2013.How Google rewards effective AdWords copyGoogle uses its ‘Quality Score’ to reward more effective advertising by reducing its charges. It explains: Advertisement Howard Lake | 3 February 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Advertising Digital Google Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  161 total views,  1 views today  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 “The 1-10 Quality Score reported for each keyword in your account is an estimate of the quality of your ads and landing pages triggered by that keyword. Having a high Quality Score means that our systems think your ad and landing page are relevant and useful to someone looking at your ad.”Case studyThe authors cite one top 20 charity and how it improved its use of Google AdWords.The charity, which had an annual digital advertising budget of £250,000, increased its click count by 34% from 3.125m to 4.735m by applying AdWords copywriting best practice. This resulted in an increase in relative media value of £128,788.Charities using Google Ad Grants?Of course, some charities might well be using the free Google AdWords advertising offered through the Google Ad Grants programme to eligible charities. The whitepaper’s authors acknowledge that they can not know which charities do so.But they argue that their conclusions are still pertinent: “the opportunity remains for them to benefit from increased exposure, and the value of the associated donations that follow, by implementing ad text copywriting best practice”.Conclusion from Google AdWords optimisation white paperBryan Miller of Strategy Refresh said:“The majority of charities find the most cost-effective form of online advertising available to increase relevant traffic to their websites is paid search.“However, while search spend is going ever upwards the attention being paid to optimising the ad copy used is often minimal. We’re hoping that this research will help spark the debate on how charities might make better use of optimisation best practice to help significantly increase the cost-effectiveness of this key online advertising channel.”Paul Booth, CEO at The ATO Co added:“Google AdWords is unique in that it is the only advertising medium that rewards more effective advertising with lower costs. This is especially relevant to the charity sector as it must be seen to be investing every pound it spends as carefully as possible. This white paper reveals that UK charities are on the whole paying far too much for their clicks and shows how significant savings can be made.”The companies have shared their research in a nine-page white paper ‘How optimising ad text copywriting could recoup millions in lost revenue for UK charity advertisers using Google AdWords‘ which can be downloaded in return for free registration.last_img read more

2021 Weston Charity Awards open for applications, offering strategic support & unrestricted grant

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Melanie May | 30 November 2020 | News  179 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 2021 Weston Charity Awards open for applications, offering strategic support & unrestricted grant The 2021 Weston Charity Awards are now open for applications, offering small charities in England the opportunity to win strategic leadership support along with an unrestricted grant.Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight have launched the call for applications for the awards, which will give 20 small charities a package of strategic leadership support from Pilotlight along with a £6,500 unrestricted grant from Garfield Weston Foundation.Charities have until 8 January to apply.Alongside the call for entries to the Weston Charity Awards, Pilotlight has also published a new report: the 2020 Small Charity Leaders Insight Report: the Scissors Effect. Based on a survey of more than 250 leaders of charities with annual incomes under £5m, the report highlights the growing challenges they are likely to face in 2021, and the need for their leaders to consider accessing external support if they are to meet them.The ‘Scissors Effect’ refers to small charities experiencing rising demand and falling income. The survey found that 89% of small charities’ leaders predict that service user numbers will rise or keep pace with this year, while a similarly high proportion (78%) project that their income will either drop or at best remain stable.The survey, which received responses from 257 small charity leaders in England, Wales and Scotland, also found:The majority (59%) of respondents’ charities had to dip into their reserves this year. Of the rest, 35% did not need or want to, while 6% didn’t have any reserves to start with.84% of small charities cite increased competition for funding as a major challenge for 2021.Fundraising and building partnerships with the commercial sector came joint top for the professional skills charities said they would most benefit from.When asked what they are most looking for from local people, 66% said to act as fundraisers, with the same percentage saying pro bono professional skills.Only 7% of charity leaders say they are ‘always’ able to give themselves enough development opportunities – with 19% saying they are always able to provide this for their staff.Philippa Charles, Director, Garfield Weston Foundation said:“We appreciate the challenges involved in running day-to day activities and supporting beneficiaries while still keeping on top of longer-term planning as this is a tricky balance to achieve. We encourage small charity leaders to consider how they might benefit from this unrivalled package of leadership coaching and funding.” Advertisementcenter_img Ed Mayo, Chief Executive of Pilotlight, also commented, saying:“What makes the Scissors Effect so concerning is that 2021 comes after a year which has already drained income, reserves and capacity across so many small charities. The toll is evident in our finding that mental health is the number one concern at work for small charity leaders.“Even so, the charity sector is resilient, more so than it sometimes gets credit for, and we want to pay tribute to the long hours, resourcefulness, tireless service and enduring hope that we see in so many small charity leaders. The Weston Charity Awards offer a precious form of strategic support for these leaders, something that could be invaluable in these tough times.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Awards grants strategylast_img read more

Pizza workers hold informational picket

first_imgWW photo: Bryan G. PfeiferPalermo’s Workers Union members and supporters participate in an informational picket at a Sendik’s grocery store in Shorewood, Wis., on Sept. 12. They distributed leaflets to store patrons describing why the workers have been on strike since June 1 and asking shoppers not to purchase Palermo’s products. Every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., union workers and their supporters visit a different store in the region to inform patrons of the boycott.Labor and community organizations such as Voces de la Frontera, United Steel Workers, various Occupy groups in Wisconsin, union teachers from Milwaukee and Madison, the United States Student Association, Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement and many others are supporting the striking workers. The group Youth Empowered in the Struggle, YES!, is leading a boycott of Palermo’s products at Costco stores in Wisconsin and nationwide.For the boycott schedule and other information, visit or The picket line schedule is Monday through Friday 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3301 W. Canal St. in Milwaukee.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Help available for under pressure Donegal voluntary groups

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp By News Highland – March 26, 2020 Previous articleFull Council meeting not going ahead due to pandemicNext articleWarning issued as more walkers & cyclists take to the roads News Highland Help available for under pressure Donegal voluntary groups Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The Donegal Volunteer Centre has urged any local voluntary groups facing an increased demand for their services to make contact with them.Centre Manager John Curran says over 6,000 people have signed up to the national volunteering database at to offer their help during the COVID-19 crisis.Mr Curran says in light of the crisis, Donegal Volunteer Centre is refocusing its priorities and resources to help organisations and volunteers respond effectively.He’s urging any organisations that need support, or members of the public wishing to volunteer to go to Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday September 2nd

first_img Pinterest Google+ Twitter Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday September 2nd:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday September 2nd Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleDerry will be playing Championship – Rory GallagherNext article1 more death and 89 new Covid-19 cases reported News Highland By News Highland – September 2, 2020 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

De Blasio’s Crown Heights flip-flop was no Garden-variety reversal

first_imgLet’s go back 10 months. Soon after the mayor answered the caller’s question, his staff claimed that he had confused the project with another one on Franklin Avenue approved in December 2018.That’s plausible. It certainly would not be the first time the mayor screwed up and failed to admit it. (Remember the curfew pitting cops against protesters? He’s still defending that.)Even more shocking to the land-use community was that de Blasio took a public position at all. As he explained repeatedly just a few months ago when asked about Industry City’s rezoning, he does not comment on private applications before the City Council. But he did exactly that with Eichner’s.The protocol when a mayor objects to a project is to have his planning chief tell the developer early, behind the scenes, so builders don’t waste years and millions of dollars while getting beat up by opponents over a hopeless endeavor. No one knows why de Blasio did not do that this time, but clearly he wanted to get credit for chopping down the Crown Heights towers rather than defer to the local Council member, Laurie Cumbo.Most concerning for developers and rent-burdened New Yorkers is that de Blasio prioritized building scale over affordable housing. That went against everything he has been saying for years, including his February comments, even if they were about a different project.Think back to 2003, when the Atlantic Yards megaproject was proposed in Brooklyn. Eminent domain was going to be used to raze occupied buildings to construct what is today the Barclays Center. Opposition was intense and dogged. But as the local City Council member, de Blasio supported it because, as he said repeatedly, the development also included lots of affordable housing. He did this despite the project being steered around him in favor of a state approval process.In the Crown Heights project undercut by de Blasio this week, half of the project’s apartments would have been affordable — twice as many as the mayor’s own housing policy requires.Several theories have emerged to explain his 180. One is that de Blasio will be returning to Brooklyn after he leaves office, and this was a pure NIMBY move. Another is that he didn’t want to impair his wife Chirlane McCray’s political future in Brooklyn.A more likely explanation is that the mayor is trying to salvage some popularity in the wake of his awful year, and siding with locals and garden lovers against a developer is a way to do that.In the end, Eichner will agree to shrink his 39-story towers, de Blasio will throw in some subsidy for affordability and the mayor will get cheers instead of jeers. Plausible outcomes? Two of them are.Contact Erik Engquist Share via Shortlink Email Address* Message* Photo illustration of Mayor Bill de Blasio (Illustration by The Real Deal)When Mayor Bill de Blasio publicly rejected a Crown Heights residential project that would cast shadows over the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, jaws dropped in real estate circles.Never before had the mayor openly opposed a rezoning pending before the City Council. And never had he prioritized neighborhood character over affordable housing.Real estate was already looking at 12 more months of toothlessness from an allegedly pro-development mayor. Now, it appears that he’s trying to grow fangs the only way he can: by opposing the industry.In February, de Blasio had given a long explanation of his support for the project, developed by Bruce Eichner’s Continuum Company, when a caller to “The Brian Lehrer Show” asked him about it. The shadows would not destroy the garden, he said, and providing affordable housing was far more important than aesthetic considerations about the buildings being too big.ADVERTISEMENT“I don’t think it ruins the garden forever. I just don’t,” the mayor said at the time. “I would love it if we could have a city that could be a city for everyone and affordable and we could keep some of the exact scale and aesthetics we had previously … but we’re in this new world.”Then, last week, he said Eichner’s two-tower project would harm the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s research and educational work and was “grossly out of scale with the neighborhood.” He made no reference to his February comments about how never changing the city’s scale makes it unaffordable.What happened?Read moreWhy the Soho rezoning will pass, and Gowanus tooPoll says New Yorkers support land-use changesDe Blasio’s housing headachecenter_img Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsDevelopmentPoliticsResidential Real Estatelast_img read more

Investigation shines light on ‘appalling’ examples of quick-sale sector exploitation

first_imgTrading standards has told the BBC that it is extremely concerned by the ‘quick sale’ sector of the estate agency industry and that it has evidence that some vendors could be losing up to £30,000 when they use such services.These extraordinary allegations were aired during Saturday’s BBC Radio 4 Moneybox programme (see above), during which it was claimed that some quick sale agents are continuing to exploit desperate vendors.Senior Trading Standards investigator Alison Farrar (left) told the BBC that, although most of the agents involved in the sector offer a fair and legitimate service, some do not.“We have a few of these company’s on our radar at the moment and we’re keeping a watching brief over the rest,” she said.Ferrar said that if agents in this sector were found to be exploiting some vendors, action would be taken to close them down.One of the key complaints against quick sale agents is that they reduce asking prices without informing the vendors which, apart from the lost equity, makes it more difficult to sell the house at a later date with a traditional agent at a higher price.The programme’s reporter claimed that doing this would be considered a breach of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading regulations.Mark Hayward (left), Chief Executive of NAEA Propertymark said the situation was ‘appalling’ because the practice puts a ‘price blight’ on a property.Hayward said vendors should report agents to their redress scheme to seek compensation, as well as reporting them to either national or local trading standards.Listen to the programme.BBC MoneyBox BBC Radio 4 Trading Standards January 27, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Investigation shines light on ‘appalling’ examples of quick-sale sector exploitation previous nextRegulation & LawInvestigation shines light on ‘appalling’ examples of quick-sale sector exploitationTrading standards has told the BBC that it is extremely concerned by the ‘quick sale’ sector of the estate agency industry.Nigel Lewis27th January 202002,747 Viewslast_img read more