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Together opens BTL range to networks and clubs

Mortgage lender Together has opened its buy-to-let mortgage range to networks and clubs. Together is now offering the BTL mortgages, remortgages and secured loans for BTL clients through the new channels. The group, which also offers finance for holiday lets, houses of multiple occupancy and semi-commercial property, says it will consider most income sources, as […]

SimplyBiz beefs up compliance team

SimplyBiz Group has announced two new hires in a bid to strengthen its compliance support team. Paul Bruns, who will work as director of field compliance, joins from Sesame Bankhall Group, where he worked for 14 years – most recently as compliance operations and oversight manager. Among his new duties he will take charge of […]


European banks trial new green mortgages

Europe is leading the way with a trial of green mortgages, which could bring savings for those with the most energy efficient homes. Bloomberg reports that 39 European banks will be testing the new green mortgages for borrowers whose homes meet a set of energy efficiency standards. The standards themselves have been agreed by the […]

Pepper spices up sales team with new hires

Pepper Money has made two new hires to its sales team. The mortage lender has hired Lewis Wheeler as regional development manager for Kent and Essex and has brought on Imran Butt as telephone sales manager. Wheeler has eight years’ experience in the mortgage industry. He has previously worked as a case owner at The […]

Mortgages for Business launches new broker service

Mortgages for Business has announced the launch of “MFB for Intermediaries,” which will provide deal placement and packaging services. Both services deal exclusively with buy-to-let, commercial, and bridging and development finance cases. The deal placement service will allow a less experienced broker to partner with a master broker, who will help to source the appropriate […]

Crossrail pushes up rents: Landbay

Data from Landbay show that, outside of Zone 1, average rental growth for properties along Crossrail’s Elizabeth Line is nearly double that of the average London price increase since 2012. Landbay analysed rents in the areas surrounding the 38 stations outside of Zone 1 that the line will stop at and found that prices had […]