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5D in service link with Crown

5D Finance has appointed Crown Mortgage Management as its servicing partner. 5D will continue to process applications inhouse through to completion and Crown will administer completed loans.

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Mortgages PLC launches cashback deal

Mortgages PLC has launched an exclusive cashback deal for packagers. A 300 cashback has been launched on all heavy and unlimited mortgage applications submitted via packagers. The cashback will be paid directly to borrowers within 10 days of completion.Pete Thomson, sales director at Mortgages PLC, says: Mortgages PLC has always been a lender that supports […]

First-timers opt for fixed rates, says CML

The prospect of higher interest rates has led a record number of first-time buyers opting for a fixed rate loan, data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders reveals. Figures show 85% of first-time buyers chose a fixed rate deal in January, which is the highest figure on record, and just over 70% of home movers […]

AHIPP to host spring conferences

The Association of Home Information Pack Providers is to host two spring conferences in Manchester and London this April, to help estate agents and other industry figures prepare for the introduction of HIPs on June 1.The conferences will be held at the City of Manchester Stadium on April 16 and the Emirates Stadium in London […]

Borrowers demand to be kept in the loop

Mortgage customers would like to be kept better informed about how their applications are progressing, research from mform.co.uk reveals.Results from the online mortgage companys survey into lender service levels show that borrowers feel this is the weakest part of the mortgage process, as it received a 67.6% satisfaction score, the lowest out of 16 service […]

Keep calm and carry on?

We British are known for our stiff upper lip and just getting on with things. It’s part of our quirky cultural behaviour – like forming orderly queues, or saying sorry when it’s not our fault. Many of us just aren’t that great at talking about what’s bothering us. But if someone feels that the stresses […]

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