Hunt under pressure over Murdoch links

first_imgWednesday 22 December 2010 8:56 pm Hunt under pressure over Murdoch links by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition whatsapp CULTURE secretary Jeremy Hunt’s suitability for taking over the media regulation brief was called into question yesterday as cabinet secretary Gus O’Donnell said that he had taken legal advice regarding Hunt’s impartiality. Hunt has found himself thrust into the controversy surrounding business secretary Vince Cable after David Cameron transferred all of Cable’s responsibilities relating to regulation of the media to him.The changeover means that Hunt will be responsible for deciding whether News Corporation’s proposed buyout of Sky is allowed to go ahead. But he was embroiled in a row over his past expression of support for News Corp, in light of Cable’s demotion over his hostility to the firm. Hunt has in the past spoken in favour of Murdoch, saying that he has “probably done more to create variety and choice in British TV than any other single person”. Shadow business secretary John Denham said that Hunt’s praise for Murdoch makes him unsuitable for his new role: “It is very hard to see how any decision Jeremy Hunt makes will enjoy complete confidence,” he said.In a letter addressing Denham’s concerns, O’Donnell said that he had been forced to take into account Hunt’s past comments on News Corp in consultations with lawyers over the transfer of powers. In the remarks Denham cited, Hunt said: “We would be the poorer and wouldn’t be saying that British TV is the envy of the world if it hadn’t been for Murdoch being prepared to take that commercial risk (by investing in Sky).”But O’Donnell said that he was ultimately “satisfied that those statements do not amount to a pre-judgment of the case in question”.It also emerged that Hunt had met privately with News International chief executive James Murdoch upon his appointment as culture secretary.There were reports yesterday that News Corp is now so confident that the buyout will be passed by regulators that it has cancelled a planned advertising campaign aimed at promoting the bid. Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img KCS-content Tags: NULL Share Lord Fowler, the veteran conservative, said that the News Corp bid for Sky should be decided by an independent body.Meanwhile, Cable was under continued pressure to quit in the wake of his remarks that he is “at war with Rupert Murdoch”. He was stripped of his regulatory powers over the media due to the remarks but MPs on both sides of the House have called for him to resign. Backbench Tory MP Christopher Chope told City A.M. that Cable has “discredited his position. The Prime Minister and deputy prime minister recognise that he’s a failure and normally what happens is if you’re a failure then you’d get the boot”.Jeremy Hunt declined to comment yesterday. last_img read more

Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgZenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Shares to buy now: why I’d consider Lloyds Banking Group alongside this FTSE 100 stock

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 | More on: AZN LLOY Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) share price is buoyant today on the release of the company’s full-year results report.The figures reflect a year in which the coronavirus pandemic battered the business. And earnings per share came in 66% lower than the year before. Part of that outcome arose because of provisions for bad debts. But the bank’s stressed customers also spent less on financial products in 2020.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Why I think Lloyds could be a share to buy nowLooking ahead, chief executive António Horta-Osório is confident 2021 will be a better year. He reckons Lloyds will “help Britain recover and in so doing, help transition to a sustainable economy.” So, does that positive outlook make Lloyds a decent potential investment now? I think it might do, particularly in the shorter term. One item of good news for shareholders is the re-starting of dividend payments. And my assumption is Lloyds will return to its previous position as a stock with a high dividend yield.However, I’d never consider Lloyds as a long-term investment. The firm is hostage to the cyclicality in its business. My guess is the share price could now return to its pre-pandemic level. But I suspect the stock could then sit there for years with a low-looking valuation and a high dividend yield. Profits may rise in the years ahead, but so will the downside risk for shareholders.We’ve seen the stock behave like that before between the credit crunch crash in the late noughties and the Covid slump last year. The business might do well, but the company’s success may not translate into decent long-term gains for shareholders.Horta-Osório won’t need to worry because he’s leaving on 30 April. His replacement, Charlie Nunn, will start on 16 August and chief financial officer William Chalmers will take the reins in the interim period. I think change at the top can often refresh a business and usher in a new dynamic. But I’d rather make a long-term investment in FTSE 100 pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN).Strong growthSince July, AstraZeneca’s share price has been trending down. But the decline is at odds with the progress of the underlying business. City analysts expect earnings to increase by a triple-digit percentage this year and by almost 30% again in 2022.This month’s full-year report revealed more than 50% of revenue in 2020 came from new medicines. There’s no doubt the company’s research & development (R&D) pipeline has been performing well over the past few years.However, the firm is being cautious with the shareholder dividend and kept it flat. But the directors did pledge to progress the payment in the coming years. Perhaps the stock’s weakness is simply down to valuation. But with the share price near 7,053p, the forward-looking earnings multiple for 2022 is just above 15. I think that’s undemanding given the growth the business is producing.Another factor that may be causing weakness in the share price is the way the pound has been shooting up against the US dollar. AstraZeneca reports in dollars. However, regardless of that possibility, I see the current dip as a buying opportunity. Of course, I could be wrong in my assessment and the stock may have further to fall. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Shares to buy now: why I’d consider Lloyds Banking Group alongside this FTSE 100 stock Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 7 stories that shaped Apopka’s news weekNew sandwich shop opening in ApopkaEthics complaint filed against Kilsheimer300 marchers bring their message to Apopka: “Si Se Puede”Politicians: A privileged existenceApopka prays: Rivers inspires prayer breakfast audienceUCF Business Incubator in Apopka turns 5 this monthBreaking news overnight: Gunshot victim found in car on 13th Street TAGSWeek in Review Previous articleDonna’s Deals: Half Off Starbucks DrinkNext articleCan you ever catch up on sleep? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Meet the Adoptable Dogs at the Mobile Tour For Life

first_imgHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Make a comment Photo Gallery Meet the Adoptable Dogs at the Mobile Tour For Life From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 15, 2016 | 7:21 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be touring the country until May. These adorable animals are part of the Tour for Life — a collaboration between the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA and the North Shore Animal League America. The nationwide tour includes four “shelters on wheels” to raise awareness of shelter animals and help them find fur-ever homes. All the dogs that are not adopted today will return to the Pasadena Humane Society.The Pasadena Humane Society, located at 361 S. Raymond, Pasadena. Visit www.pasadenahumane.org for more information. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Business News More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Passengers stuck at Derry Airport due to lack of Passport Control staff

first_imgNews Previous articleMurphy to play whatever role Jim instructsNext articleCllr Patsy Kelly says he is the ‘right person’ to run for SDLP in West Tyrone admin Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp By admin – August 27, 2014 Facebook Twitter Passengers stuck at Derry Airport due to lack of Passport Control staff Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Passengers arriving at Derry City Airport this morning are facing delays because no member of the UK Border agency was in position to clear their arrival.Dozens of passengers on a flight which landed from Alicante this morning are effected.The airport says it is accommodating the passengers who have been allowed to get off the plane.They aren’t however allowed through the airport as there is currently no passport control.A member of staff from the UK Border AGency is expected at the airport shortly to let passengers away.Singer Mickey Joe Harte is amongst the passengers effected, he spoke earlier on the Shaun Doherty Show:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/mickyjo.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Google+ Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Allahabad HC Dismisses Plea To Rename High Court as Prayagraj HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Dismisses Plea To Rename High Court as Prayagraj HC [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay6 Oct 2020 6:28 AMShare This – xRecently, the Allahabad High Court dismissed a plea to rename itself either as Prayagraj High Court or the Uttar Pradesh High Court.The Bench of Justice Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh observed,”This Court is not empowered to direct the Parliament or State Legislature to enact a particular law and, therefore, we find this petition a frivolous petition, which has been…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginRecently, the Allahabad High Court dismissed a plea to rename itself either as Prayagraj High Court or the Uttar Pradesh High Court.The Bench of Justice Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh observed,”This Court is not empowered to direct the Parliament or State Legislature to enact a particular law and, therefore, we find this petition a frivolous petition, which has been filed with the sole purpose of gaining some publicity”The History of Allahabad High Court in brief (as discussed by the Court)On 24th June, 1864, the Secretary of State for India asked the Governor-General in council “to take into consideration the question of establishing High Court in the North-Western Provinces and furnish me with your opinion on the subject at an early date as practicable.”Four years later from the establishment of three High Courts in Presidency Towns, on 16th March, 1866, the High Court of Judicature for the North Western Provinces came into existence under Letters Patent, replacing the only Sudder Diwani Adalat and Nizamut Adalat.Letters Patent, as subsequently amended, is the present Charter of High Court of Judicature at Allahabad.Aforesaid Charter conferred jurisdiction upon newly formed High Court in respect of Civil, Criminal, Testamentary and Interstate as well as Matrimonial matters.First sitting of High Court took place at Agra on 18.06.1866, but in 1868 it was shifted to Allahabad.Further, by Section 101 (5) of Government of India Act, 1915-1919, the name of ‘High Court for the North-Western Provinces’ was changed to “High Court of Judicature at Allahabad”.The Indian Independence Act was passed in 1947. In 1948, the Governor-General, in exercise of powers under Section 229 of the Government of India Act, 1935, issued U.P. High Courts (Amalgamation) Order, 1948, published in the gazette of Government of India.Clause-III of the Amalgamation Order, from appointed date i.e. 26th July, 1948, provided that High Court in Allahabad and the Chief Court in Oudh shall be amalgamated and constitute one High Court in the name of ‘High Court of Judicature at Allahabad’.All these enactments have now been consolidated and repealed by the provisions of the Constitution of India which came into force on 26th January 1950.With the aforesaid historical backdrop, it is evident that High Court of Allahabad was created by the Royal Charter.Initially, it was called as ‘High Court of Judicature for North-Western Provinces’ which had the area of aforesaid Province but Oudh was a different Province, not governed by North-Western Provinces. ‘High Court of Judicature for North Western Provinces’ subsequently became ‘High Court of Judicature at Allahabad’.Constitutional Provisions related to the High Court (as discussed by the Court)Chapter-V of Part-VI of the Constitution of India deals with administration and powers of the High Courts. Articles 214-231 deal with the High Courts.Therefore, all the previous enactments, dealing with establishment, administration and affairs of the High Court, are deemed to be replaced by Articles 214-231 of the Constitution of India thereby Letters Patent were also deemed to be replaced.Article 225 of the Constitution of India deals with the High Courts, existing at the time of enacting the Constitution of India, which allowed the existing High Court to continue with respective powers as were exercising immediately before the commencement of the Constitution.Article 215 provides that there shall be a High Court for each State. Every High Court shall be a court of record and shall have all the powers of such a court including the power to punish for contempt of itself.”By the virtue of Article 372, until and unless the Parliament amends the amalgamation order, the name of the high court, which is ‘High Court of Judicature at Allahabad’ cannot be changed”, the Court noted.Court’s ObservationsThe Court has observed in its order that when the petitioner was put a question during the course of arguments as to who could change the name of the High Court, he did not give an answer.Further, the Court observed that in a constitutional democracy, all organs of the State, i.e. executive, legislature and judiciary, are required to act and perform their respective functions within the limits prescribed by the Constitution of India.In this context, the Court stated,”The separation of powers is the foundation of the functioning of a democratic polity governed by rule of law. One organ should not encroach upon the power and functions of other organs.”The Court further remarked,”The Courts cannot direct the Legislature to enact a particular law and, therefore, this Court finds that the present writ petition is nothing but a ‘publicity stunt litigation’ which has been filed to get some publicity. If the petitioner is so concerned, he should convince the Parliament for change of name of the High Court. If the petitioner is so concerned, he should convince the Parliament for change of name of the High Court.” (emphasis supplied)The Court, therefore, dismissed this petition, but refrained from imposing cost as the petitioner is none other than a practising Advocate of this Court.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Past ice sheet-seabed interactions in the northeastern Weddell Sea Embayment, Antarctica

first_imgThe Antarctic Ice Sheet extent in the Weddell Sea Embayment (WSE) during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM; ca. 19–25 calibrated kiloyears before present, cal. ka BP) and its subsequent retreat from the shelf are poorly constrained, with two conflicting scenarios being discussed. Today, the modern Brunt Ice Shelf, the last remaining ice shelf in the northeastern WSE, is only pinned at a single location and recent crevasse development may lead to its rapid disintegration in the near future. We investigated the seafloor morphology on the northeastern WSE shelf and discuss its implications, in combination with marine geological records, for reconstructions of the past behaviour of this sector of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS), including ice-seafloor interactions. Our data show that an ice stream flowed through Stancomb-Wills Trough and acted as the main conduit for EAIS drainage during the LGM. Post-LGM ice-stream retreat occurred stepwise, with at least three documented grounding line still stands, and the trough had become free of grounded ice by ~10.5 cal. ka BP. In contrast, slow-flowing ice once covered the shelf in Brunt Basin and extended westwards toward McDonald Bank. During a later time period, only floating ice was present within Brunt Basin, but large ‘ice slabs’ enclosed within the ice shelf occasionally ran aground at the eastern side of McDonald Bank, forming ten unusual ramp-shaped seabed features. These ramps are the result of temporary ice-shelf grounding events buttressing the ice further upstream. To the west of this area, Halley Trough very likely was free of grounded ice during the LGM, representing a potential refuge for benthic shelf fauna at this time.last_img read more

Harden scores 58 points, Rockets rally to beat Heat 121-118

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(HOUSTON) — After scoring 58 points, James Harden pointed to the Houston Rockets’ defense and team effort.Harden also had 10 assists and seven rebounds and the Rockets overcame a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Miami Heat 121-118 on Thursday night.“We were lackadaisical on defense, especially in that second quarter,” Harden said. “They gained confidence and knocked down shots. They were just too comfortable, so we had to pick the pressure up in the second half, create some turnovers and energy with our defense.”He fell three points short of his career high set at New York on Jan. 23, and had the most points ever against the Heat — breaking Willie Burton’s mark of 53 for Philadelphia on Dec. 13, 1994.“We get the stat sheet at the end of the game, and I saw he had 58,” Austin Rivers said. “All of us were like, ‘He had that many points?’ We had no idea he had that many points. That’s a lot of points. He was incredible.”Harden made 8 of 18 3-pointers and was 16 of 32 overall from the field and 18 of 18 on free throws.“I wanted to be aggressive and continue to attack the rim,” Harden said. “I took my shots when I had the opportunities, and not only myself, but Austin (Rivers), Gary (Clark), Chris (Paul) made some plays down the stretch. It was a total team effort tonight.”Rivers scored 17 points, and Paul and Clark each had 14 to help Houston win its fourth straight game. The Rockets shot 49 percent, including 19 of 46 on 3-pointers.Houston held Miami to 20 points in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Heat by 15 in the decisive quarter.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. March 1, 2019 /Sports News – National Harden scores 58 points, Rockets rally to beat Heat 121-118center_img Written bylast_img read more

‘Hybrid agents miss whole point of property industry when they ignore sales progression’

first_imgHybrid agents are missing the point when they concentrate on transactions and not sales progression and will therefore only ever take a limited slice of the market, it has been claimed.The comments come from Glynis Frew, Chief Executive of leading UK estate agency and stock market listed PLC Hunters, during an exclusive interview with The Negotiator.She also says Hunters is picking up customers who have not been able to sell their homes through hybrid or online estate agents.“Fundamentally property is about people and anyone who thinks it’s just about the transaction is missing the point,” she says.“The hardest part of the sales process is not marketing a property and getting an offer, but getting it through to contractual completion.“That takes a lot of investment in people. Our customers can track online how the sales progression is going, but often they want to phone up and speak to us about it on the phone. That’s where we get most of our current 96% customer satisfaction rating.”Frew says the current crop of hybrid agents are merely an incarnation of a long-standing sector of the property industry; cheap operators.Big marketing budgets“The only difference now is that they’ve got big marketing budgets,” she says. “Some people are happy to do a lot of the sales progression work themselves online, but a lot aren’t and the industry needs to remember that although 8% of the market is hybrid/online, 92% isn’t.”Frew says she recognises that consumer demands and needs are changing, but that doesn’t mean traditional agents aren’t adapting their business models and adopting technology.“We own our own software so we can react to changing consumer demand. Hunters doesn’t have to go through a third party [supplier] and wait for 80% of their other customers to do it,” she says.Last year Hunters launched an online valuation bookings tool that can be completed any hour of the day or night and that also produces detailed valuation reports. This, Frew says, has already brought in fee income worth £500,000.Read about Hunters’ latest results. Glynis Frew hybrid estate agents Hunters online estate agents August 8, 2018Nigel Lewis2 commentsNick Neill, EweMove EweMove 9th August 2018 at 12:04 pmInteresting article and one which I agree with, albeit it does seem to tar all Hybrids with the same brush!As one of the first Hybrids, EweMove know the importance of sales progression and I agree that the easy party of agency is getting a house listed, then it gets a little more focused to sell it – but the hardest and most valuable part of the transaction, that many do forget, is getting that accepted offer over the line and having the sale complete.AND – making sure the value realised is the highest it can be.I have reviewed both GetAgent and TwentyEA data which shows that EweMove get the highest amount on sale of any UK wide brand, and we go from New Instruction to Completion in 146 days, compared to 164 at Hunters, as we have a specialist, well trained and focused approach to Sales Progression in our network, which results in our rating as No1 in the Uk on Trustpilot for all agents in the UK.The problem we have is much the same as Hunters, and that’s helping vendors understand the difference between low cost / upfront DIY sales approaches of some online/Hybrid agents, v the full-service offered by EweMove and most (but not all) traditional agents.And our franchisees can benefit from our own award-winning in-house property management software that has allowed our vendors to book appraisals online for the last 3 years – and viewers to view by the way!!Log in to ReplyMax Rasool, Hunters Wokingham Hunters Wokingham 13th August 2018 at 3:39 pmYes, your sales progression is so important that you do not do it in-house!Log in to ReplyWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » ‘Hybrid agents miss whole point of property industry when they ignore sales progression’ previous nextAgencies & People‘Hybrid agents miss whole point of property industry when they ignore sales progression’Claim is made by Hunters Chief Executive during interview with The Negotiator published today.Nigel Lewis8th August 20182 Comments2,509 Viewslast_img read more