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Amber appoints development manager

Christian Rolfe has taken up the post of development manager for Amber providing sales coverage in the southern region of the country.

Rolfe has a wealth of experience in the mortgage sector, having worked within both packaging and lending markets in the past.

He says: “I am looking forward to developing strong relationships with intermediaries and improving Ambers existing connections in the South, providing a personal level of service and improving intermediary access to the full spectrum of Ambers competitive mortgage products.”

Mike Perry, associate director of sales and marketing at Amber, says: “We are very pleased to welcome Christian to the team, and I believe that his experience in the industry will help Amber to grow and improve the service we provide in the intermediary market.”


Potential FTBs turn to booze

A psychologist is claiming crippling property prices are to blame for the rising tide of binge drinking among 20 to 35 year olds. Cary Cooper, professor of organisational psychology and health at Lancaster University Management School, spent an evening talking to drinkers on the streets of Manchester as part of a BBC documentary. He discovered […]

Website can help you avoid using unpopular 0870 numbers

From Jim Gillespie The infamous 0870 telephone numbers are still used by countless life offices, lenders and even networks, despite their unpopularity with the public and brokers. But there is something we can all do to minimise the chances of having to pay 0870 call charges again. Take a look at the excellent website, […]

Sir Stern to review the economics of climate change

The Chancellor announced on July 19 2005 that he had asked Sir Nicholas Stern to lead a major review of the economics of climate change, to understand more comprehensively the nature of the economic challenges and how they can be met, in the UK and globally.The Terms of Reference for the review have now been […]

I thought Nationwide and MTE were working together

From Sarah Morgan I recently decided to return to the world of intermediaries after five years of working for a high street lender. With the many changes that have happened I was looking forward to trying the updated websites and new processing techniques. A few well known lenders did not disappoint, and then I stumbled […]

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(Another) downhill stroll — retirement planning

A report published this morning by the CIPD (CIPD Employee Outlook March 2015) provides yet more interesting data to the changing landscape of retirement planning. It should be remembered that we are in a period of genuine flux here given that the default retirement age was scrapped three years ago, and new pension freedoms come online in April. Both of these alterations will have a huge impact on how employees plan for their retirement.


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