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Nationwide offers chance to win trip to Copenhagen

Visitors to Nationwide’s stand at this year’s Mortgage Expo will get the chance of winning a trip for two to Copenhagen.

This will include flights, hotel and a guided tour of a world famous brewery.

The stand will feature a demonstration of Nationwide’s new e-trading
platform, due to launch early in the new year.

Also being showcased is Nationwide Express, the new desktop alert system which will deliver key information directly to broker’s pcs and the new look intermediary website.

Tim Hughes, head of intermediary markets at Nationwide, will be on hand
all day Wednesday to answer your questions.

On both days, representatives from the intermediary division, marketing and the underwriting teams will also be present, including Joe Rabbitt, head of
intermediary development and business development managers from various


Help through the mortgage maze

Networks will take a more central role in the mortgage market of the future as brokers look for partners in an increasingly complex market, says Sally Laker

Straw slams Farepak for blaming HBOS

Commons leader Jack Straw has slammed shamed Farepak owner Sir Clive Thompson after he blamed the fall of the Christmas hamper firm on HBOS.Sir Clive was quoted to have said that HBOS were hanging the firm out to dry. Straw deemed this comment shameless as Farepak were well aware of their financial difficulties even though […]

Mortgage fees rise in competitive market

Mortgage fees could be as high as £2,700 by 2016 if they continue to creep up at the pace they’ve sustained over the past 10 years, according to It says 10 years ago fees averaged £300. Today this has trebled to £900. Combined with Stamp Duty and further interest rate rises, it says changing […]

Salt launches specialist lines

The Derbyshire is launching commercial and buy-to-let ranges through its subsidiary Salt this week.The society has already been dabbling in commercial mortgages through its main brand since February this year. But it hopes to increase its market share by launching ranges through its subsidiary.Salt Commercial and Salt Buy-to-Let will officially be launched at this week’s […]


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