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SMS extranet Porthole gets a major overhaul

Solent Mortgage Services is to launch an improved version of its extranet, The Porthole, at the end of this month.

SMS says the website has been redesigned to make it more user friendly, offering better document access and enhanced auditing and control facilities.

The platform’s new three-tier structure means that apart from providing access to brokers, network principals and other authorised departments can view and remotely sign off marketing, products or services, as well as view any activity by the user or appointed representative.

Ian Balfour, sales and marketing director at SMS, says: “The improvements make the Porthole easier to navigate and will be of particular interest to networks wishing to simplify the audit process of their ARs.”


TMW appoints BDM for M5/M6 corridor

The Mortgage Works has appointed Iain Binsley as business development manager responsible for intermediary business around the M5/M6 corridor. Binsley has spent the last 10 years as a branch manager and mortgage manager for the Portman and the Staffordshire, before it merged with Portman in 2003. For the last three years he has been one […]

TMP sponsors children’s hospice

Claire House Children’s Hospice will be the The Mortgage Partnership’s charity of choice to support in 2007. TMP has pledged its support to the Wirral-based Hospice for the whole year. The Hospice cares for children up to 18 years with life threatening or life limiting conditions along with their families from Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales […]

Hometrack appoints new CEO

Hometrack, the housing information business, has appointed Simon Allen as its new chief executive officer. Allen has spent the last seven years of his career at Capital One where he held the position of vice president of international operations. A graduate of Bristol University and Harvard Business School, Allens career has been spent largely in […]

Mortgage Choice appoints head of operations

Mortgage Choice has appointed former The Mortgage Business employee Dave Powell as its head of operations.Doug Hall, sales director at Mortgage Choice, says: “Powell is joining Mortgage Choice at a very exciting time for the company and will assist in achieving our objectives for 2007 and beyond. “Technology is key to the future success for […]

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Financial advice can benefit customers by £40,000

New research shows those customers who receive financial advice can be better off on average by £40,000 We’ve sponsored a research project with the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) to produce ‘The Value of Financial Advice’ report. This independent research demonstrates that customers who take financial advice can, on average, be £40,000 better off than those […]


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