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Moneyfacts adds true cost function

Moneyfacts has introduced mortgage true cost calculations to its Market Intelligence Reports services in response to calls from lenders.

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McSween to head Moneyquest

Moneyquest has appointed its first chairman and is targeting stock market flotation within two years. The telephone and online mortgage, insurance and loan broker has revealed that Angus McSween will oversee its expansion, having previously helped web security firm Iomart achieve AIM listing. McSween is the holder of the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for […]

Pru accused of non-compliance

Prudential has been accused of bypassing IFAs and ignoring compliance procedures in a recent mailout. Dave King, director of ASK Financial Management, contacted Mortgage Strategy after a colleague received an endowment warning letter from The Pru inviting him to remortgage with Halifax. A leaflet accompanying the letter outlines a remortgaging arrangement between The Pru and […]

The Mortgage Mole

NEAR MISSWorking at the weekend isn’t so bad, as MS editor Robyn Hall and hackette Rebecca Atkinson found out when they attended the premiere of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit on Sunday courtesy of those kind folk at Bradford & Bingley. The pair got a taste of how the other half […]

Bank of England freezes interest rates

The Bank of Englands Monetary Policy Committee today voted to maintain the Banks repo rate at 4.5% for October 2005.The previous change in interest rates was a reduction of 0.25 percentage points to 4.5% on 4 August 2005.The Council of Mortgage Lenders says: “The Bank of England’s decision to leave its key interest rate unchanged […]

The savvy consumer

In last year’s FCA thematic review of the mortgage market, one of the key things highlighted was the “savvy consumer”. That’s the client who comes in the door with a very clear idea of what they need and expect you to get them it. They don’t think they need advice, they have after all consulted […]

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