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Borrowers back HIPs

A government study says that 70% of clients are satisfied with Home Information Packs.


NDL conference: AMI working on consumer responsibilty White Paper

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries is working on a consumer responsibility White Paper which will clarify what responsibility consumers should take when it comes to their finances.Speaking at the Network Data Annual Conference today, Richard Farr, director at AMI says that brokers will have to start having more robust conversations with their clients regarding their […]

Cobalt & Cavendish

Good news here in that we have finally completed the acquisition of Cavendish Mortgages.On the mortagge side we now have 3 well-respected brands in Cobalt Capital, Square Mile and now Cavendish, who are a fine addition to the Cobalt Group.We are delighted to have them on board and not only do we now have one […]

HIPs trials reveal 72% consumer satisfaction

The publication of the Housing Ministry’s Home Information Pack area trials results reveal 72% of consumers are fairly or very satisfied with HIPs.The results also show a 10% reduction in the time taken to reach exchange of contracts reducing the stress incurred during this period of great uncertainty and allowing consumers to plan their move […]

Good news for Pink volumes

Pink Home Loans increased its business volumes by 20% in January compared with the same period last year. The value of its secured loan completions also rose by 40%.


Guide: reporting to the Pensions Regulator — what and when?

Johnson Fleming has published a step-by-step guide demonstrating the importance of record keeping and reporting, and how it can ensure you operate a successful scheme. The guide takes you through some key questions you need to ask and identifies the information you need to obtain. The topics include: why you need to keep records and the benefits of doing this; registering your scheme; what information you need to record to ensure you meet the Pensions Regulator’s requirements; and what items need to be recorded and when.


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