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ING offers deals through mform

ING Direct is offering its products via mform.co.uk. It is one of the first lenders to offer online mortgages directly through the website and customers will have the option to link directly with the lender’s customer service teams.

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MT launches Payam’s Prizes

The Mortgage Times Group has launched a monthly prize initiative called Payam’s Prizes.The prize giveaway will see one intermediary member each month win a fabulous prize when submitting an application to the special guest lender.For June, The Mortgage Times Group has teamed up with DB Mortgages to offer its members to win a weekend break […]

Abbey confirms 100% launch

Abbey has confirmed that it will be returning to high LTV lending with the launch of a 100% product.The lender has not been in this sector of the market since the early 1990s, and says the launch is “significant”. The product, which is available to intermediaries and in Abbey branches from June 13, has no […]

Market Harborough appoints new CEO

Market Harborough has appointed Mark Robinson as its new CEO, replacing Philip Dearing who announced his departure in February to join Mutual One.Robinson comes from rival society Cumberland where he was a general manager. Trained as a chartered surveyor, Market Harborough describes him as having “a substantial and varied career” in financial services, having previously […]

Case highlights broker disclosure

The Finance Trading Standards Association is seeking legal advice following the landmark Hurstanger case. Hurstanger came under the spotlight when borrower Delroy Wilson went into arrears. Wilson claimed his original contract was void because a £240 payment from lender to broker was not disclosed. The Court of Appeal ruled that brokers must disclose commission.

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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