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MT moves to gain a commercial edge

Commercial Mortgage Solutions has joined the Mortgage Times Group’s panel of commercial lenders, as the specialist market enjoys continued growth.

The commercial mortgage market is experiencing a sustained period of growth, particularly through intermediary channels, and the Mortgage Times Group is keen to establish itself in a sector where it has seen applications soar over the past year.

Paul McGuirke, national sales manager at the Mortgage Times Group, says: “We’re seeing a significant upturn in our commercial mortgage applications, and the market is enjoying unprecedented growth as a whole.

“CMS’ addition to our panel demonstrates that our intention is to build further on our growth as we ride the crest of this wave.”

Jason Rodger, director at CMS, says: “We are delighted to be working with the Mortgage Times Group. The commercial mortgage market can be frustrating. Simply obtaining an offer is no guarantee of completion unless it meets the genuine expectations of the business borrower. Borrowers will go where their needs are properly assessed and met.

“Our philosophy is to treat customers fairly, not to charge upfront fees and to deliver the most appropriate and best commercial mortgage terms we can.”

Bournemouth-based CMS spec-ialises in whole of market commercial mortgages. It joins an expanding panel at the Mortgage Times Group, which now consists of two specialist packagers along with its panel of direct lenders.


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Neptune video: Abenomics: the impetus for Japan’s fast-track recovery?

The remarkable performance of the TOPIX over the past year has caused many sceptical equity investors to look again at the Japanese market. These returns have come despite very significant problems facing the Japanese economy. Chris Taylor, manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund, discusses these problems and whether Abenomics will be able to overcome them, enabling the market to continue to rise.

In the video, Taylor addresses the following:

• The size and speed of Japan’s unprecedented monetary policy
• Abenomics and the implications should it fail
• Corporate Japan and beneficiaries of government policy


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