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SPML appoints Sigsworth as BDM

Southern Pacific Mortgages has appointed Andrew Sigsworth as business development manager for the North of England, reporting to regional manager Paul Summerscales.

Sigsworth joins SPML from Portfield Mortgage Services where he was mortgage sales manager for three years. Prior to that he was at First Direct for six years where he held posts within mortgages and personal lending. Sigsworth has 10 years of experience in the finance and mortgage industry.

John Prust, sales and marketing director at SPML says: I am delighted to welcome Andrew to the SPML sales team. His wealth of experience and proven track record means he will be a valuable addition to SPML as we continue to move towards an increased market share.


Ben Stafford to leave AMI

Ben Stafford is leaving the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries to become policy adviser for regulation and distribution at the Association of British Insurers. Stafford, who has been head of policy at AMI for the past two years, will join the ABI in mid January.He says: Its been a real privilege to work with Chris and […]

Survey reveals rental divide

A survey of English housing trends shows that while private renterspay on average twice as much rent as social renters, they earn more than twice as much. London has the highest average private rents – around 189 per week – while the North-East has the lowest rent levels at 72 per week. The private rented […]

Intermediaries’ outlook for next year is positive, says Mortgage Trust

Mortgage Trusts December buy-to-let Intermediary Forecast reveals that according to intermediaries the outlook for 2006 is overwhelmingly positive.Some 64% of respondents expect to write more business over the whole of 2006 than in 2005 and 29% expect to write significantly more.The outlook for 2006 is good even in comparison with the increase in business volumes […]

Small firms need more understanding

While journalists usually dislike stating the obvious in stories, last week was a notable exception. The item in question quoted research suggesting small firms inhabit a more worrying and burdensome business environment than ever before.

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