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Platform Home Loans appoints finance and planning director

Non-conforming mortgage lender Platform Home Loans has appointed Andrew Davidson to the new role of finance and planning director.

Davidson joins Platform after being at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers for ten years. In his final role there, as director and head of institutional operations, he managed 140 staff and was responsible for the international equity business, ensuring best practice for client service and increasing productivity.

Davidson is ACA qualified, having trained with Price Waterhouse, and has 14 years experience in finance, operations and accountancy.

David Tweedy, managing director of Platform Home Loans, says: “The merger with Verso last year, to form a one-stop mortgage business, presented us with many new challenges and it has been necessary to expand our management team to help us tackle these and strengthen the business further.

“We have ambitious plans for the future and Andrew has the right qualities to help us to make our vision a reality. We look forward to him joining the team.”


Bristol & West launches fixed rate mortgages

Bristol & West Mortgages has launched three new products to compliment its core mortgage range. The new mortgages are a 4.49% five-year fixed rate which is available up to 95% LTV with no extended tie in. The second one is a two-year fixed rate mortgage at 3.95%, again with no extended tie-in and up to […]

Alliance & Leicester joins Mortgage Promotions&#39 lending panel

Mortgage Promotions announced today that Alliance & Leicester has joined its direct access lending panel. Nick Baxter, director of Mortgage Promotions, says: “Our main aim has always been to deliver what our members want. A significant number of members have requested access to Alliance & Leicester through our club so that is what we have […]


Amber launches adverse mortgage range

Amber Homeloans Limited has launched a new range of light, medium and heavy adverse mortgages. The loans enhance both the existing full status and self-certification ranges and offer brokers new fixed rate and LIBOR-linked options. The new range includes four light adverse mortgages with rates from 4.53%, four medium adverse mortgages with rates from 5.03%, […]

All work and no play for small business bosses

Mortgage brokers and IFAs are among small business bosses working too hard to be able to spend time with their friends and family Research by Abbey National business suggests a third of business owners say they have lost touch with friends because of work pressures, with nearly one in ten (8%) admitting they are lonely […]

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In Focus — May 2015: private medical insurance market in Germany

Welcome to the latest edition of In Focus. In this issue, Jelf examines the private medical insurance market for employers with expatriate workforces in Germany. This includes the common challenges faced in sourcing appropriate coverage, along with a selection of available solutions. This will be of particular interest to HR/reward decision makers with employees based in Germany. It will assess the cultural norms, risks and backdrop that are relevant to organisations with expatriate staff in this location.


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