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West Brom boosts local fundraising

The West Bromwich, in partnership with the Mercian Trust, is donating 10,000 to support local seasonal fundraising activities. Among the beneficiaries are the Phoenix Singers, who will give a fundraising concert in aid of St Mary’s Hospice at the Adrian Boult Conservatoire in Birmingham on December 17. West Brom is also working with the Birmingham Mail Charity Trust to sponsor the design and production of 10,000 Christmas cards to be sold to raise money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, a facility with a national and international reputation for its treatment of children.


Exclusion of rogue firms is good news, says AMI

THE ASSOCIATION of Mortgage Intermediaries has welcomed the fact that the Financial Services Authority has kept out more than 600 rogue mortgage and general insurance brokers since it took over regulation last year. AMI says the news can only be good for the industry and consumers. It says there is no space in the market […]

Half of brokers fail to see potential of technology to keep records, says BM Solutions

The BM Solutions One Specialist IT Index has revealed that one in two brokers are failing to recognise the potential of technology as an effective way of keeping records and producing audit trails. Whilst brokers do recognise that technology can deliver benefits to aid compliance, only 49% of brokers cited audit trails and record keeping […]

TMB extends its opening hours

The Mortgage Business has extended its opening hours to 8am until 6pm Monday to Friday. Fax options are available for urgent direct debit instructions and streamlined telephone systems have been put in place to help brokers and packagers get through to decision makers as quickly as possible. TMB says it is also helping to make […]

TMW told me it might take five days to read my letter

From John Hill Further to John Nicholls’ letter regarding The Mortgage Works in the November 21 issue, I had three cases – all for to the same client – that I recently placed with this lender. The cases were submitted in October. My client went on holiday for two weeks just as the applications were […]

What attendees thought of the LendInvest Property Development Academy

LendInvest ran its first Property Development Academy in London last month. Attendees from all over the UK gathered to learn how to better equip themselves with the skills they need to grow their property development portfolios. Speakers from CBRE, Gleeds, Arcadis, Gowling, Residential Edge and AZ Urban Studio gave their insights into their respective fields […]


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