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Crown launches risk assessment service

Crown Mortgage Management has launched a commercial risk assessment service to help lenders develop a better understanding of the risk profile of their commercial mortgages.

Crown claims it will offer a tailored service to suit lenders’ existing risk management processes.

Julien Holmes, managing director of Crown says : “Opportunities in the commercial mortgage lending sector have attracted lenders whose core business is in residential mortgage lending but the risk profile of commercial mortgages and the variety of means for mitigating that risk are not always well understood.

” The Financial Services Authority’s focus on risk management puts the onus on lenders to have a good understanding of their portfolios, the risk within those portfolios and how best to mitigate and manage the risk both before and after problems arise.”

He adds: “Use of risk management processes at the underwriting stage, during loan administration and when delinquencies arise help lenders mitigate the risks they take on and can substantially reduce the risk of loss.”


Enterprise to launch site range

Enterprise Group has announced it will launch a suite of websites. Enterprise Finance, its secured, bridging and commercial arm, launched a website last week and websites for its Partners, Homeloans and Broker Services businesses are due shortly.

Solent launches online product research service

Solent Mortgage Services has launched an online product research service to help brokers undertake independent product research.Called Solent Enquiry to Application System and available through the Porthole, SMS’s online portal, it enables brokers, regardless of the mortgage platform they use, to upload client information and, by engaging the module, undertake in-depth product analysis from which […]

Abbey pulls exclusives with 27 key accounts

Abbey for Intermediaries has pulled the exclusive deals it had with its 27 key accounts. Brokers had until this morning to get applications in.An Abbey spokesman says: “We have taken this move as a result of the high demand generated through our exclusives. But we firmly believe our mortgage products continue to offer value to […]

KGB unveils self-cert deals

KGB Packaging is offering self-cert clients the chance to borrow up to 90% LTV with two exclusives from Kensington. The deals comprise a three-year fixed rate at 6.89% and a two-year fixed rate at 6.99%. Both feature a £1,999 completion fee.

A bull case for US equities?

Neptune video: a bull case for US equities?

Watch Felix Wintle, head of US equities at Neptune, discuss why he believes US equities are in a structural bull market and the key factors that can drive the S&P 500 higher.

In the video, Wintle addresses the following:

• The US market and why — despite equities rising from 2009 — he believes the structural bull market only started in 2013
• Key economic and corporate factors that can drive the S&P 500 higher
• Investment themes and sectors offering exposure to the domestic recovery


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