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Gross lending rockets 37% year-on-year

17 April 2014 10:43 am | By Devraj Ray

Mortgage lending is on the rise, driven by increased economic optimism and Government initiatives

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Bridgingwatch: David vs Goliath?

16 April 2014 | By Lucy Hodge, Director of Vantage Finance

With rent rising across the country, including in Scotland, buy-to-let, supported by bridging finance is an ever more attractive option

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Stamp-duty reform again has to wait

16 April 2014 | By Harpal Singh, managing director, brokerconveyancing.co.uk

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about recent Budget announcements it’s not to get too excited by any pre-event gossip concerning changes to stamp duty thresholds.

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Cross-sales not just for times of crisis

16 April 2014 | By Bob Hunt, Chief Executive, Paradigm

Even in a growing mortgage market I don’t buy the argument that firms no longer need to advise on, and cross-sell, other products.

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Obesity impacts on protection

16 April 2014 | By Steve Payne, managing director for protection, Friends Life

There is so much focus on the way we look these days

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Metro world

16 April 2014

Metro Bank’s smiling and dancing M-character exemplifies the go-getting attitude of the bank as it targets high growth and doubling its book this year

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60 seconds with... Martin Gilsenan sales director, Omni Capital

16 April 2014 | By Robert Thickett

“The ripple effect is seeing significant increases in property values in many areas of London, particularly in zones two to three”

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Caption Competition

16 April 2014

SimplyBiz Mortgages head Martin Reynolds presents Precise Mortgages’ Roger Morris with the prize for best buy-to-let lender at the SimplyBiz Annual Awards

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The Mortgage Mole

16 April 2014

”If you also took part in the London Marathon, please get in touch and let Mole know your time”

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Caption Winner

16 April 2014

‘Not that chandelier, Rodney, you plonker.’

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Media Spotlight: Liar's Poker - Michael Lewis

16 April 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Following the launch of Michael Lewis’ latest book ‘Flash Boys’ Devraj Ray reviews the author’s debut novel from 1989, which took the world of finance by storm.

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