Rebekah Commane

Marc Callaghan

A Day in the Life – Marc Callaghan, Interbay

My alarm goes off at… 5am and I try to get up and go to the gym first before starting work.  I find it really helps clear my head for the day ahead and I can hit the ground running so to speak! I can’t leave the house without… my water bottle and phone of course. I get to work … between 6:30am and 7:00am. […]

Newbury BS appoints finance director from the Ipswich

Newbury Building Society has appointed Kieron Blackburn as finance director. Blackburn (pictured) joins from Ipswich Building Society where he was also finance director, holding the role for 10 years. He has also spent 12 years at UCB HomeLoans, a subsidiary of Nationwide Building Society, and seven years at Midland Bank. Blackburn is also a chartered […]

OneSavings Bank makes changes ahead of new BTL energy rules

OneSavings Bank is updating its lending conditions for residential buy-to-let and commercial mortgages ahead of new energy efficiency regulations. New rules come into force from 1 April that make it illegal for landlords to start new tenancies without the property having and Energy Performance Certificate of ‘E’, or higher. In response, OneSavings Bank brands Kent […]


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 […]

House keys

Head to Head: Does the homebuying legal process need change?

YES Emma Hall, head of sales, GWLegal The future of conveyancing is digital and I am delighted that the Government is ensuring this becomes a reality by giving the green light to HM Land Registry’s digital transformation. Nowadays, most services – whether watching television or filing a tax return – are online. Usually, consumers want […]

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 […]


One Mortgage System integrates with Precise Mortgages

Platform One Mortgage System has integrated with Precise Mortgages on first charges. OMS offers processing from enquiry to completion and is currently available through specialist packagers AToM and Complete FS. Users of the system will now be able to select Precise Mortgages as a lender and carry out a full decision in principle, without the […]

More than 200 firms now committed to Women in Finance Charter

A further 45 signatories have committed to take on the targets highlighted in the Women in Finance Charter. Recent signatories include Sesame Bankhall Group, Investec Wealth and Investment, Metro Bank, Sainsbury’s Bank and Bank of Ireland. In 2017, Virgin Money chief executive Jayne-Anne Gadhia was asked by Government to lead a review into the representation […]