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Lenders raise their SVRs

Nationwide and Halifax have increased their SVRs following the base rate rise. Nationwide is raising its base rate by 0.25% to 6.49% from December 1. Halifax is increasing its SVR from 6.75% to 7%.

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Capita has bought Synaptic Systems, a major provider of research information and software aimed at IFAs and financial product providers, for an undisclosed sum.Synaptics tools, which are already used by more than 10,000 IFAs and many major product providers, allow IFAs to do product research across the financial services marketplace including pensions, life, health, investment, […]

European Parliment votes yes to integrated mortgage market

The European Parliament has voted to adopt the European Commission’s green paper on mortgage credit. Led by Conservative MEP John Purvis, it will seek to create a new approach to house buying in Europe by reducing barriers to mortgage credit.Although only 1% of borrowers currently get mortgages abroad, Purvis argues that this amounts to about […]

Mortgages PLC appoints marketing manager

Mortgages PLC has appointed Kirsteen Gibb to the newly created role of marketing communications manager.Gibb is responsible for managing all aspects the lender’s brand communications activity including advertising, marketing materials and events. Based in Glasgow, she reports to head of marketing, Julian Wells. Previously marketing communications consultant with Norwich Union International, Gibb has relocated from […]

PMPA offers exclusive from Platform

The Professional Mortgage Packagers Alliance is offering an exclusive from Platform. The exclusive product offers a rate reduction of 10 basis points on Platforms three year, prime buy-to-let tracker, together with a 750 cash back with an application fee of 999 that can be added to the loan to a maximum of 90% LTV. The […]

Naming a reward programme

Six tips to get your reward programme name right

by Debra Corey, group reward director  Choosing a name isn’t easy. Whether it’s for your new puppy, a bundle of joy or your reward programme, a name determines a first impression – and often a lasting memory. When it comes to your reward programme, the name will determine how your employees feel about it even before […]

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