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Image revamp for SMF

Packager Specialist Mortgage Funding has relaunched itself as SMF, taking on a new logo and corporate identity in the process.

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Hamptons forges equity link with KRS

Hamptons International Mortgages has outsourced its equity release business to Key Retirement Solutions. The London brokerage’s parent group, estate agency Hamptons International, has some 60,000 people register with it each year. However, of these 20% currently withdraw from the sale or purchase of a property, sometimes because a lifetime mortgage provides a better solution. KRS […]

LMC dismisses rumours of financial difficulties

London Mortgage Company has hit back at rumours it is in financial difficulty, saying it is on target to make profits of 7m this year. Robert Owen, chief executive officer at LMC says he won’t comment on speculation the company is for sale but wants to stress it is going from strength to strength. He […]

Quarter of brokers could go to wall in two years

A quarter of mortgage intermediaries could be forced out of business in the next two years if market forecasts are to be believed. Chairing a question and answer session at Mortgage Strategy’s Mortgage Summit in Jerez, John Malone, managing director of Premier Mortgage Service, told delegates the disparity between the value of the market last […]

Matthew Bright leaves Optoma

Matthew Bright, managing director of Optoma Broker Solutions has left the company to pursue new opportunities. Chairman and chief executive Andrew Seymour and operations director Harpal Singh have assumed overall management of the business.Optoma has also appointed three new business development managers and opened an office in Newark, Nottinghamshire, to manage its increasing volumes of […]

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