From Andy CowellWhile the thought of lenders having a Christmas sale (Mortgage Strategy Analysis November 28) is a great idea, Monty Burn has clearly started on the festive sherry too early if he is advocating following the Norwich Union route. Let’s face it, the carriage clocks were crap, as Gerald Ratner would say. And in most cases, so were the insurance deals offered along with them. The basic product has to be right in terms of price and costs. It has to save the customer money. If lenders want to cheer us up this Christmas they could start by reducing, or better still removing, their ever increasing arrangement fees and deeds release fees. Then perhaps TCF might stand for something other than ‘That Clock’s F****d’.
From Simon Burgess The time is right for mortgage brokers to tap into the public discontent over the sale of payment protection insurance and at long last take their share of this market. They may even be able to change consumer perceptions and promote the fact they have a choice. Brokers are well placed to […]
Money Partners has further increased its intermediary exposure by listing its mortgage product range on Mortgage Brains broker sourcing system.The lender s range of Premier and Origin mortgages – comprising variable, fixed and discount rate options – will feature on Mortgage Brains latest and most comprehensive sourcing system, Broker 6.50, launched in November.Colin Sanders, Money […]
Platform has launched of a range of sub-prime, two-year fixed rates designed for borrowers who have had credit difficulties in the past. The rates are lower that standard products by up to 0.50% to make it easier for borrowers to budget and repair their credit histories. The fixed rates are available across Platform’s sub-prime range […]
This Christmas could be catastrophic for over six million families who have difficulty meeting debt repayments, the Legal Services Commission warned today.The LSC, which manages legal aid, is launching an early Debt Awareness Campaign to warn Christmas shoppers to consider the debt they may be racking up ahead of January crunch time when the bills […]
As part of its commitment to help even more companies improve employee wellness and productivity, award-winning health cash plan and wellbeing provider Health Shield has announced a raft of new and improved health benefits. From early diagnostics, detection and screening services to rehabilitation and the extension of home care support to parents, Health Shield’s range […]
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