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PMS adds Central Trust to lending panel

PMS Mortgage Club has added Central Trust to its specialist lending panel. Members of PMS will now have access to Central Trust’s second charge mortgages on residential and owner-occupied properties. Central Trust’s loan sizes range from £3,000 to £250,000, and are aimed at borrowers aged 18 to 80, with maximum LTVs set at 75 per […]

Accord expands BDM team

Accord has appointed three new business development managers, who will all work in the South East. Kathy Clark, who managed the YBS branch in King’s Road, Chelsea, will cover South London, while Sian Varone, who hails from an underwriting background, will look after the northern half of the city. Meanwhile, Adam Parker, who has worked […]


Bank of England keeps base rate at 0.75 per cent

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has voted unanimously to keep the base rate at 0.75 per cent. The rate has stayed at this level since it was raised from 0.50 per cent in early August last year. The MPC, according to the minutes, believes that the economic outlook hinges “significantly” on Brexit, and […]

Cover Feature: Jeremy Duncombe on a year at Accord

It has been a year since Accord drafted Jeremy Duncombe in to take charge of intermediary distribution. He sits down with Gary Adams to talk about the story so far “A broker answered on a survey that he would rather set himself on fire than use Accord. That was a real watershed moment for the […]

Key Retirement appoints new distribution strategy director

Key Retirement Group has appointed Russell Warwick (pictured) to the newly created role of distribution strategy director. Warwick, who previously held positions at Primetime Retirement, a brand within Key Retirement Group and Prudential UK, has over 26 years’ industry experience. Among his duties, Warwick will concentrate on the development of the firm’s distribution strategy. Key […]