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Fears energy efficiency ratings will cause mortgage delays

Brokers are concerned that energy efficiency regulations will stall mortgage approvals, despite lender reassurances. Lenders are currently updating their broker marketing material in relation to the new regulations, but have little time with a deadline of 1 April looming. Brokers are concerned that they could face additional paperwork as a result of these changes. With […]


Paradigm adds Furness to lender panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services has added Furness Building Society to its panel. Furness sells residential mortgages, buy-to-let and self-build mortgages through a tie-up with Buildloan. Paradigm Mortgage Services head John Coffield says: “This is a society committed to the intermediary sector with a dedicated team and broker website hub, plus a focus on providing product solutions to […]

Principality BS appoints Mansfield as COO

Principality Building Society has appointed Iain Mansfield as its chief operating officer. Mansfield has worked as a chartered accountant in the retail banking and private equity sector for more than 15 years. He joined the Society in January 2015 initially as finance director for Principality’s second charge loans subsidiary Nemo, and was more recently managing […]


BM Solutions rolls out new mortgage portal

BM Solutions has launched an online mortgage portal to let brokers upload documents using different devices. The new portal was previously only available to brokers as part of a pilot scheme. As well as allowing documents to be uploaded, the new portal also provides case tracking, updates and alerts. The portal also allows secure messaging and downloadable […]


Newcastle appoints customer director

Newcastle Building Society has hired Stuart Miller as customer director. Miller (pictured) joins from Monmouthshire Building Society, where he was director of distribution. At Newcastle he will be responsible for making sure customers get the best experience possible across the firm’s branch network, by telephone or online. Newcastle Building Society chief executive Andrew Haigh says: “We […]