Comment: We must all be alert to fraud

It is an unfortunate statement to have to make, but we are living in a world where fraud and cyber-related threats are all too real. This is an issue not only being recognised in the boardrooms of multinational companies but one which is also filtering down to individuals and SMEs who previously thought they were […]


Uinsure confirms partnership with Twenty7Tec

Uinsure, an insurance technology distruptor, has confirmed the proposed partnership, announced in May, with Twenty7Tec. As part of the agreement, Uinsure has become Twenty7Tec’s general insurance technology provider. Users of Twenty7Tec’s MortgageSource and MortgageApply will now be able to access general insurance quotes via Uinsure’s open API for all mortgage cases, according to the firm. […]

Comment: Education is key for a bright RIO future

It has been just over one year since the Tipton became the first building society to launch a true retirement interest-only product. Our RIO was introduced with a range of options that includes support for consumers who are stuck with expiring term mortgages with no method of repayment. It can assist customers who wish to […]

Coreco appoints Andrew Montlake as new MD

Andrew Montlake (pictured, left) will be the new managing director of Coreco following the announcement that Matt Lowndes will step down from this role.  Lowndes has been managing director of the company for 10 years. However, in recent months he has stepped back from day-to-day management, focusing instead on building and implementing Coreco’s new technology […]

Five things you should know about… general insurance

By Simon Hird, head of intermediary and broker at L&G The devil is in the detail Advisers should consider the cover levels that a policy offers and ensure they meet the requirements of their customers. Some policies may offer cover for perils such as a storm, but also have certain criteria attached to the definition. […]


Mortgage adviser FCA levy upped 4%

Mortgage intermediary fees to the FCA will rise 4 per cent, it has been confirmed. In total, the regulator will be looking to raise £17.6m in 2019/20, up from the £16.9m collected in 2018/19. Furthermore, home finance providers and administrators will see their fees rise by 4.1 per cent, with the FCA aiming to harvest […]


Criteria Hub added to Mortgage Intelligence network

Mortgage Intelligence has added Mortgage Brain’s Criteria Hub to the services available to its appointed representatives and directly authorised members.  Criteria Hub has been recently enhanced to offer advisers more critiera choice, as well as the option to highlight specific critiera that are deemed critical or ‘deal-breakers’ for clients. As part of this agreement, network […]

Broker Focus: James Chisnall, director, City Finance Brokers

We aim to amplify the voices of all intermediaries, up and down the country. This month, we profile City Finance Brokers director James Chisnall Please describe your firm in a few sentences City Finance Brokers is a specialist mortgage brokerage based in Tower 42 in the heart of the City of London. We are directly […]