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Platform in branding deal with LMS

Platform has formed a branded lender relationship with Essex-based packager LMS Homeloans.

LMS joins five other Platform-funded branded lenders and plans to offer a product range including prime, self-cert, buy-to-let and non-conforming deals to mortgage brokers. Intermediaries using LMS Homeloans will have access to two base rate tracker exclusives with a £750 cashback available on both self-cert and buy-to-let.

Platform will also be providing LMS Homeloans with one of its specialist mobile underwriters.

Guy Batchelor, sales and marketing director for Platform, says: “We have confidence in LMS&#39 ability to provide intermediaries with high quality products coupled with outstanding customer service.

“This is further supported by LMS&#39 recent invitation to join the Professional Mortgage Packagers Association, the industry recognised network of quality mortgage packagers.”

Sam Lindley, associate director of sales and marketing for LMS, says: “Platform has an enviable reputation in the market for its quality service and products and we are excited about this opportunity to work alongside them.”


24Talk launches call recording service

24Talk has just launched a call recording service designed specifically for financial advisers. The company says problems with recorded telephone conversations being compliant andlegally admissible in court, as well as being affordable, has long-been the bug-bear for all members of the financial community, from the small independent financial adviser to the multi-officed lender or packager. […]

Zurich theatre to publicise network at Mortgage Expo

Zurich has built a 96-seat theatre known as The Zurich Mortgage Network Theatre from which it will run a two-day seminar programme at this year&#39s Mortgage Business Expo. Zurich, sponsors of the Expo, is aiming to attract intermediaries to its mortgage network at this year&#39s show, taking place at Earls Court on November 18 and […]

Directory enquiry services getting it wrong, says Which

A Which? investigation has found three-quarters of the new directory enquiries services contacted are unable to answer simple enquiries correctly. Which? researchers phoned 16 directory enquiries services five times each. Three residential numbers were requested – two with full addresses and one with the area only. Two business numbers were also requested and the researchers […]

Third series of regulation roadshows from SPML

Southern Pacific Mortgage Limited says it is run a third series of regulation roadshows for its packagers following the publication of the FSA&#39s final mortgage rules. The roadshows will take place in Manchester and London on November 21 and November 25. As well as presentations from the SPML compliance team there also be guest speakers […]

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White paper — recording sickness absence

The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions illustrate that sickness absence is still a major cost to businesses, with an annual bill for sick pay and associated costs to employers of £9bn. This paper from Jelf Employee Benefits looks at the importance of recording sickness absence for any employee health strategy and how this can be carried out in an efficient manner to reduce absence, improve employee engagement and drive up profits.


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