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Fincorp joins anti-fraud database

Bridging lender Fincorp has introduced greater anti-fraud measures by signing up to the Syndicated Intelligence for Risk Avoidance database and committed to send field officers to verify borrowers. Fincorp is one of nine Association of Short Term Lenders members to have signed up to the online Sira database which allows for the cross-referencing of information […]

Mervyn King defends FLS after lending drop

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King says the funding for lending scheme has achieved its central objectives despite a “disappointing” drop in net lending. Speaking to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards today, King said the scheme had cut the cost of funding for banks and stopped lending levels being much worse than they […]

NatWest brings back 90% deal

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has reintroduced its 5.29 per cent five-year fixed rate, first-time buyer mortgage at 90 per cent LTV with no product fee. The lender has also cut rates on a number of its residential mortgage by up to 0.64 per cent from tomorrow and removing product fees on its 90 per cent LTV […]

The future of active management is now

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