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Amber joins Mortgage Promotion’s panel

Mortgage Promotions has added Amber Homeloans to its direct access lending panel.

Nick Baxter, director of Mortgage Promotions, says: “Amber Homeloans sensible approach to underwriting and competitive products has always it a popular choice with mortgage intermediaries.

“I am pleased that Amber Homeloans decided to give our members direct access. We now have a robust lending panel which is design to satisfy our members and their customers needs.”

John Penn, business development manager for Amber Homeloans, says: “Mortgage intermediaries have always been an important source of good quality business for Amber Homeloans.

“We are delighted to form a relationship with Mortgage Promotions who have been able to prove a substantial influence in the mortgage market and we look forward to working with Mortgage Promotions to develop more business opportunities for its members.”


Estate agents record six months of house price falls

Figures released by the National Association of Estate Agents show that the average property price in the UK fell 1.1% over the last month.The latest decrease completes six months of falling prices.Annually, prices were up by 4.8% the lowest annual increase seen this year as the slowdown in house prices continues.However, a crash remains highly […]

Michael Bolton promoted to become managing director of BMS

Mortgage supremo Michael Bolton has been promoted to become managing director of BM Solutions.The former head of mortgages at BM Solutions will, on top of the role of MD of BMS, also have additional responsibility for Halifax intermediaries, commanding a sales force of circa 2,000.Bolton says: “I am delighted to be responsible for the best […]

Number of homeless households hits 100,000

Shelter has slammed the government as the number of homeless households hits 100,000.The number of homeless households trapped in temporary accommodation has hit a record high of 100,810, says government figures, an increase of 123% since the government took office in 1997.The figures follow major government reviews which have identified homelessness as a key driver […]

e.surv predicts soft landing for the housing market

e.surv has backed results from the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ conference that suggest a soft landing for the housing market. At present, while overall activity is down, this is a consequence of a combination of three factors seasonality, previous interest rate rises and most importantly, regulation.Richard Sexton, e.surv national business development manager, says: “The industry […]

Parental leave and pensions

Fiona Hanrahan  – Senior Product Insight and Technical Support Analyst We are often asked how parental leave impacts workplace pension schemes in terms of funding in general, auto enrolment and salary exchange. This article will explain each of these. How does parental leave impact the funding of workplace pension schemes? A member of a defined […]


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