Emma Lunn


Twenty7Tec partners with eKeeper Group for CRM

Twenty7Tec Group has entered into a strategic partnership with fellow technology provider eKeeper Group. The new partnership will allow users of eKeeper Group’s customer relationship management system Mortgage Keeper to access Twenty7Tec’s MortgageSource and MortgageApply systems directly from Mortgage Keeper. The integration of the systems will enable Mortgage Keeper users to seamlessly transfer client data […]

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NatWest makes rate changes to resi and BTL deals

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has made rate changes to its core and semi-exclusive residential and buy-to-let mortgage products which will be effective from tomorrow (Wednesday 16 January). The rate changes include rate decreases of up to 21bps on selected five-year high value remortgage deals; rate decreases of up to 50bps on selected two-year remortgage deals; and rate […]


VitalityLife launches new mortgage protection plan

VitalityLife has launched a new protection product, specifically designed to cover mortgage payments. It claims the new mortgage plan is the most comprehensive coverage available, covering 145 conditions as verified by Defaqto. The insurer has also made a number of enhancements to its income protection product which will provide members with more inclusive cover. VitalityLife […]

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New build starts up 12%: MHCLG

The number of new build homes starts in England was up 12 per cent in the quarter ending September 2018, compared to both the previous three months and the same quarter last year. Statistics from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government show an estimated 44,740 (seasonally adjusted) dwellings started to undergo construction in […]


John Eastgate leaving One Savings Bank for Shawbrook

Shawbrook has appointed John Eastgate as managing director for its commercial mortgage business. Eastgate will join the specialist lender in the summer. He is currently sales and marketing director at One Savings Bank and has been at the lender for more than six years. He will bring nearly 30 years’ experience in financial services having […]

Online estate agents feel the pinch in difficult market

Emoov enters administration following merger as it fails to compete with rivals Emoov went into administration this week just months after merging with Tepilo and Urban.co.uk to form the second largest online estate agent in the UK. The merger in May 2018 saw Emoov valued at £100m with founder Russell Quirk claiming to have “a […]


Online activity helping drive mortgage broker success: Imla

More UK consumers are searching online to find a suitable mortgage broker, according to the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association. An Imla report titled “The technological new frontier: digitisation in the mortgage market” suggests that as the Financial Conduct Authority and mortgage lenders support the further digitisation of the market, consumers will gradually find it quicker, […]


Number of conveyancing firms at all-time low: Search Acumen

The number of active conveyancing firms handling property transactions in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest figure since the Land Registry began publishing its data, according to Search Acumen. The property data insight and technology provider’s Q3 2018 edition of the Conveyancing Market Tracker shows a consolidation of activity at the top of the market […]


Newbury launches first holiday let product

Newbury Building Society has launched its first holiday let mortgage product. The deal is a discount mortgage at 1 per cent below Newbury’s standard variable rate for three years, giving an initial pay rate of 3.45 per cent. The maximum loan-to-value is 75 per cent up to a loan size of £300,000, and 60 per […]