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The Nottingham appoints executive director

Nottingham Building Society has announced the promotion of Charles Roe (pictured) as its new executive director. Roe joined the building society last year as its chief risk officer. The responsibilities for his new role include accountability for the design of the society’s risk monitoring plans and assessing the effectiveness of The Nottingham’s risk management framework. […]

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Mortgage approvals up in December: e.surv

First-time buyers, remortgage customers and second steppers all benefited from cheap mortgage rates in December, according to e.surv. The latest Mortgage Monitor from the firm found that there were 66,390 mortgages approved during the final month of the year. Approvals last month were recorded at 4.2 per cent higher than in November 2018, and 7.8 […]

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FSCS declares four mortgage firms in default

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has named four mortgage and financial firms as becoming insolvent in December. Seren Independent Advisers Limited, based in Oxfordshire, Well Alley Limited in West Sussex and Gann Management Limited in Manchester all failed at the end last year. The FSCS also reports that HBFS Financial Services Limited in Hertfordshire is […]