Rebekah Commane


Santander appoints three new BDMs

Santander for Intermediaries has added three new business development managers to its team. Kelly Mortiboys has been at Santander for six years and will now take up the role of supporting brokers in the East Midlands. Chantelle Williams has been appointed to cover the North West region and previously worked within the retail and private […]


Head 2 Head: Are AVMs the most reliable method of valuing properties?

Yes Chris Fairfax, managing director, Positive Lending In a digital world, the automated valuation model is the future of valuing property collateral at various stages of the mortgage life cycle. Existing users are increasing applications for data output that could include origination, point of sale, surveyor audit, rental value auditing, fraud detection, portfolio management and […]

Ex West Bromwich head of risk joins the Vernon

Vernon Building Society has appointed Adam Evetts to the newly created role of chief risk officer. Evetts joins from West Bromwich Building Society where he held the role of head of financial and credit risk for almost five years. Prior to that he was head of credit risk at the Yorkshire Building Society and has […]


House price up 5.4%in September, says ONS

UK house prices increased by 5.4 per cent in the year to September, the latest statistics from the government’s Office for National Statistics show. The figure is an increase from the 4.8 per cent rise in the year to August 2017. Month-on-month, house prices increased 0.4 per cent between August and September this year. The […]


Skipton rolls out video facility for mortgage and financial advice

Skipton Building Society has introduced a mortgage and financial advice video appointment facility available in select branches. ‘Skipton Link’ is currently being run as a pilot in branches in Newcastle, Skipton, Guildford and Leeds where customers can link up via video with the lender’s head office, other branches and home-based financial advisers from a branch […]

Editor’s Note: Back to ‘the norm’…?

Moments before we went to press, the Bank of England confirmed what many had predicted: a base rate rise of 0.25 per cent. Mostly the mortgage market was unperturbed, believing this was simply a return to a more ‘normal’ level of 0.5 per cent, where the rate had stood for nearly a decade before being […]