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The Finance Centre appoints new BDMs

Sub-prime packager The Finance Centre has appointed two new managers to its business development team

TFC is looking to attract specialist mortgage intermediaries throughout London and the South-East to its proposition during the next 12 months and has recruited experienced mortgage professionals Ibi Samuel and Joe Burton to lead the effort.

Samuel joins TFC from Network Data, where she held the positions of business development manager and area sales manager, while Burton has worked for a number of leading blue-chip financial services organisations and the Royal Marines. His remit will be to build the TFC brand across north London and the Home Counties.

Tom Gurrie, TFC&#39s national sales manager, says: “Ibi and Joe are outstanding sales professionals. I am delighted to have them on board. They both have the experience, interpersonal skills and knowledge to further expand TFC in the London market in the new year.”


Rock solid service

From Gary BoothWhile it is easy to write about the lack of service by many lenders it is worth a mention a case submitted recently to Northern Rock who provided the following excellent turnaround. Submitted via post on December 18, 2002; property surveyed December 23; faxed copy of survey received at my office December 24 […]

Landlords&#39 deposits top £250m

Landlords&#39 deposits have increased hugely on the back of the boom in buy-to-let properties, though the increase was matched by a higher number of disputes over deductions. These findings are part of a survey of members conducted by the Association of Residential Letting Agents. In the final three months of last year, ARLA member letting […]

Abbey launches new ad campaign

Abbey National is launching a new TV advertising campaign starring actor and ex-pop star Martin Kemp. The aim of the ads is to extend Abbey National&#39s Trade-In offer, which promises to provide customers with a better deal than offered by competitors on their mortgage or current account, or give them £50. Gary Brown, Abbey National&#39s […]

Virgin rebrands and launches flexible deal

VirginOne has rebranded as The One account and launched a flexible mortgage for sale exclusively through intermediaries, writes Harriet Williams. The Flexible Mortgage option offers a three month discount of 1.75%. This gives a 3.2% introductory rate on loans up to 85% LTV, reverting to a 4.95% variable rate, and a 3.7% rate on loans […]


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