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BuildLoan deals

BuildLoan has launched a raft of products from The Mortgage Business, aimed at people who are self-employed.

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Using few lenders doesn’t mean giving limited advice

From Dave King Ray Boulger is as distanced from the real world as I always suspected if he really thinks independent brokers are giving limited advice due to not using a large number of lenders (Mortgage Strategy September 5). It is only necessary to read your letters pages to see why some of us exclude […]

Money partners reduces rates

After the recent three-month LIBOR reset, specialist lender Money Partners Limited has dropped its variable rate to 4.65% effective from September 1, 2005.This means that both discount and variable rates have been reduced for the second time in just four weeks, with a one-year discount on Money Partners’ new Premier product now starting at 4.05%.There […]

Woolwich launch retention procuration fee for brokers

Woolwich has launched its retention range of products to the intermediary market. They are the first major high street lender to do this. From this point on intermediaries will be paid a procuration fee if they feel best advice is for a customer is to stay with their current lender. Woolwich has been running a […]

OFT approves estate agents’ code of practice

The Ombudsman for Estate Agents has secured Office of Fair Trading approval for its code of practice. The code is designed to ensure consumers get a fair deal when using OEA estate agents. The OEA represents around 40% of estate agency offices. Members can now use the code logo. The OFT only approves codes that […]

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Pensions: trouble ahead?

The pace of change in the pension’s space has been little short of astonishing, and has left thousands of employers struggling to keep their pension policy compliant, and also on the right side of current best practice and governance. Many employers, and indeed many in the pensions industry itself, would like to see a period of no change during the next term of government. This would give all sides a chance to catch up and draw breath. 

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