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Homeloan rating

Homeloan Management has been assigned an SQ2 primary rating by Moody’s Investor Services for Servicer Quality.

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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 […]

Trevor Bish-Jones joins Royal London

Royal London, the leading mutual life and pension company, has appointed Trevor Bish-Jones, chief executive of Woolworths Group, to its board as a non-executive director.Bish-Jones was appointed chief executive of Woolworths Group in March 2002 having held various senior positions at Dixons Group between 1994 and 2001, latterly as managing director of Currys. Prior to […]

Brokers don’t understand retention policies, says Accord

Accord Mortgages has warmed up the debate over client retention policies and says brokers must understand the legal requirements for lenders. The Woolwich came under fire last week for leaving clients unprotected if they took out a retention product before M-Day and later switched deals. But Accord, which has the same policy, says this is […]

Buy-to-let increases by 50%

Research from Mortgages Direct, the financial subsidiary of haart estate agents, reveals that buy-to-let investors are returning to the market with a 50% increase, making up 12% compared with last months 8% seeking buy to let mortgages from Mortgages Direct.The index also reveals that first time buyers continue to show reluctance to enter the market […]

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