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Legal & General announce equity release workshops

Legal & General is to offer CII-accredited workshops for mortgages intermediaries. The workshops aim to support advisers taking the Level-3 certificate in equity release; the event will give an overview of the syllabus for the qualification and provide guidance practice. The topics the workshop will include are how to target appropriate customers, key equity release […]

FCA to ‘get on with’ plans to address mortgage prisoner issues

Financial Conduct Authority chief executive Andrew Bailey has said the regulator will “get on with” addressing issues affecting mortgage prisoners. Bailey has said the affordability assessment test is under consultation to be changed from an absolute test to a relative test and that there is “no reason to hang around” on the decision. This comes […]

Pepper Money announce senior staff have commenced new roles

Paul Adams (pictured) and Clare Jarvis () have started their new roles as sales director and head of intermediary distribution respectively. Adams has joined from Santander where he worked for almost a decade. The responsibilities for the new role include leading the lender’s strategy to help more brokers find a home for their cases. Jarvis, […]

Complete FS appoints new head of secured loans

Complete FS has announced the appointment of Becky Danson as head of the second charge division. Danson (pictured) is joining the specialist lending packager and distributor from RBS, having worked there since 2008 progressing up to the position of relationship bank manager from a cashier. Complete FS director Damian Cain says: “We are very lucky to have […]

Legal & General Mortgage Club launches SmartrCriteria

Legal & General has announced the launch of SmartrCriteria, a new criteria search system. According to the company, SmartrCriteria holds nine years’ worth of data from the club’s mortgage support services and offers brokers 394,000 criteria outcomes from more than 95 lenders. The system will be accessible 24/7 and is continually updated, according to the […]

Foundation Home Loans hires residential mortgages director

Foundation Home Loans has appointed Steve Sandiford (pictured) as its residential mortgages director. Sandiford has over 30 years’ experience in the residential and BTL mortgage industry, having previously worked at Dudley Building Society, One Savings Bank and most recently as residential mortgage director at Paragon, where he worked for nearly four years. The responsibilities for […]