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Coventry has got a great fixed product for first-timers at 90% LTV and no ERCs, which will give borrowers security and flexibility. After trying to decipher an email it seems clubs need lessons in communication

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heroes&villains

Hero of the week

is BM Solutions, which has launched a website for landlords that will cover all aspects of buy-to-let to enable brokers to help their landlord clients. It is great to see BM continuing to support buy-to-let investors.

Villains of the week

are the comparison websites that have been misleading insurance customers about a number of issues. Some 19 companies have been given two months to remedy shortcomings the regulator has identified.

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