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Exclusive Connections opens in NI

Exclusive Connections has set up a branded office in Belfast, Northern Ireland with Joy Fletcher taking on the role of business development manager at the new venture.

Matthew Arena, managing director of Exclusive Connections, says: This is a perfect example of how Exclusive Connections is able to partner members to help them build distributions through expansion.

The Northern Ireland market is growing and the timing of the launch will benefit both Northern Ireland intermediaries as well as their clients.

Peter Hatton, sales and marketing director at Jigsaw, who has been advising Exclusive Connections on the new development, says: The Northern Ireland market offers great potential and has seen rapid growth in the last 12 to 24 months.

Under the Exclusive Connections umbrella, we have the opportunity to grow the business substantially by moving into the Northern Ireland arena.


TFC revamps website

TFC Homeloans has revamped its website in order to improve navigation for brokers.The website features a products and services section that highlights the entire TFC Homeloans range plus links to TFC Secured Loans and TFC Commercial. Visitors to the site are offered step-by-step guidance pages on how to submit an application and information on how […]

GMAC-RFC’s lending tops £12bn

GMAC-RFC’s lending for 2006 has topped the £12bn mark, with its year-on-year growth of 75% beating the market five-fold.The Residential Capital Corporation subsidiary believes its five-fold growth to be the highest of any major lender in 2006.Jeff Knight, director of marketing at GMAC-RFC, says: “Our success in 2006 was about product and delivery innovations, where […]

HSBC tops cheap mortgage chart

HSBC’s standard variable rate mortgages have been rated the cheapest in Defaqtos annual survey.Borrowers with HSBC paid 2,888 for their mortgage in 2006, which is 494 a year cheaper than the most expensive equivalent deal.HBOS Intelligent Finance came out second in the survey, but the research shows that the next three lenders in the top […]

Fixed rate borrowers could face payment shock

More than 315,000 homeowners who took out fixed rate mortgages at the end of 2003 and the start of 2004 could be heading for a shock when their special deals run out, warns Analysis from the consumer comparison website shows these borrowers could be facing monthly increases of as much as £140.Average fixed-rate deals […]


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