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HoC selects MortgageStream

Home of Choice has chosen MortgageStream as its case management system, removing the need for brokers to re-key data into different systems. Richard Coulson, chief executive of HoC, says: “The clarity and flexibility of this system is what we have been searching for.”

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Chesterton reports strong growth in rental sector

Chesterton Lettings has reported continued growth in London rental values throughout 2006.It estimates that in the last three months of 2006 overall rents increased by 3.6%, house rent increased by 3.8% and flat rent increased by 3.1%.Richard Davies, director at Chesterton Lettings, says: “Good news for landlords is the continual growth in London rental values.“Chesterton […]

GMAC-RFC cuts product rates

GMAC-RFC has today slashed rates by between 10 and 31 basis points on its prime and self-cert products. Buy-to-let product rates have been cut by between 20 and 35 basis points.

Brokers will need HIPs to boost income

I’ve been on my travels again over the past few days and the message I’m getting loud and clear from brokers is that it’s not worth doing anything in readiness for Home Information Packs because the government could still do a last-minute U-turn and scrap the whole idea.

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Almost nine in 10 employers admit failings with post-DRA compliance

The default retirement age (DRA) was abolished more than three years ago, yet new research from Jelf Employee Benefits suggests that the vast majority of employers still have some way to go to fully understand, comply and communicate the landmark legislation change that prevents older employees being forcibly retired on the grounds of age alone.

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