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LSL floats on London Stock Exchange

LSL Property Services has debuted on the London Stock Exchange. In conditional dealing, the shares opened at 212p, valuing the company at £221m.

Simon Embley, chief executive of LSL Property Services, says: “Becoming a listed company is an important milestone in the development of our group. The flotation will raise our corporate profile and will also provide flexibility to the Group in our strategy of development through organic growth together with selective acquisitions.

“We remain committed to providing an excellent service to our clients and the flotation will help us retain and attract the quality people that have helped us build the business we have today.”


Bolton leads bidding for Kylie concert tickets

Kylie, as an ambassador for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, has reserved the tickets for her concert on January 5 next year at Wembley Arena. Bolton says: “Kylie is such a fantastic star and this is such a worthy cause, how could edeus not put in an offer?” Ian Balfour, […]

Think about fixed deals as interest rates rise

Since 1998, interest rates have been on a downward trend. I am sure the older people among us remember that in October 1992 the Bank of England base rate stood at 15%.

Rating watch could hit Rooftop securitisation

Rooftop Mortgages suffered a blow last week after Fitch Ratings put out a negative rating watch that could result in its second securitisation downgrading. The ratings agency put out the watch as a way of notifying the industry of its intent to take action which could result in a downgrade. When Fitch issues this sort […]

Desktop sourcing will be history within three years

From Richard Griffiths The press coverage of Network Data’s possible sale of its mortgageLink sourcing system (Mortgage Strategy November 6) included a comment from a sourcing system source who said: “Why would anyone want to buy mortgageLink? The sourcing system market is pretty much sewn up”. It is rather gratifying when a competitor cannot see […]

Mental health in the mainstream

By Amanda Docherty, senior marketing consultant Apart from career success, millions in the bank and, on appearance, coveted lifestyles, what else do Rio Ferdinand, Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding all have in common? They’ve all demonstrated that the power of celebrity can sometimes have a more altruistic purpose than idle gossip. Recently we’ve seen respected […]


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