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Platform reveals Car Chaos winner

A lucky adviser has come out on top as the winner of Platforms Classic Car Chaos competition, successfully navigating their way through the online hazardous highway game.

Stuart Burrows, a financial adviser at Heavenly Finances based in Manchester, cleverly planned his route around runaway sheep, dangerous drivers and flying birds to rack up a top score of 876,087 points and win a highly coveted Sony PSP portable playstation.

To mark the launch in early July of clickdecision, Platforms online binding decision facility, Classic Car Chaos was created to welcome financial advisers onto Platforms updated website. Platform has had an excellent response to their online enhancements with over 40,000 online decisions made since launch.

Jim Hunter, ecommerce manager at Platform, says: “Platform is delighted that so many intermediaries have enjoyed playing Classic Car Chaos and that the enhancements to our online facilities are proving successful. It is good to give intermediaries something to entertain them during breaks – something for the work-life balance!”


SS term extension on commerical mortgages

State Securities is extending the maximum terms of its commercial mortgage range as part of it continued strategy for growth and development. The extension means commercial mortgages will be available over a term of up to 25 years, giving borrowers the option to reduce their monthly repayments by spreading them over a longer loan term. […]

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 […]

Base rate remains at 4.5%

The Bank of England left base rate unchanged last week at 4.5%. The previous change in base rate was a reduction of 0.25 percentage points to 4.5% on August 4. Michael Coogan, director-general of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, says: “The Bank’s decision to leave the rate at 4.5% was no surprise. Housing transactions, mortgage […]

Let’s name the quality lead generation companies in MS

From Doug Parker The letter by Christopher Platt about the unsatisfactory service provided by (Mortgage Strategy October 3) is not the first such letter I have read. No doubt Platt and many other mortgage advisers would like to know which lead generation companies do provide good quality leads. Perhaps feedback could be obtained from […]

Why we all need to back the housing underdog

The UK loves an underdog. There is something irresistible about the story of the little guy standing up to the established players and leaving them with a bloody nose, whether it is Henry Cooper putting Muhammad Ali on the mat or the Wallabies trouncing the Kiwis in rugby. At the Conservative Party conference, LendInvest championed […]


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