View more on these topics

Specialist Right to Buy team is launched

It says that with future trends in house prices uncertain, recent months have seen a rise in the number of people purchasing their council houses.

Goldsmith Williams has responded to this by launching a Right to Buy product allowing brokers to offer clients benefits including fixed fee products, online case tracking and automatic updates when milestones are reached.

It also provides SMS text messaging to keep clients up-to-speed on progress and specialist case management system to ensure the fast progression of cases, with fortnightly automatic follow-ups with councils.

Patrick Draper, head of the Goldsmith Williams&#39 Right to Buy department, says: “We will deal solely with Right to Buy cases, helping to ensure that brokers get a fast and efficient service. By keeping in regular contact with brokers via online case tracking and SMS texting to clients, all are kept informed of the progress of their case.”

Recommended

Will there be a cut in Stamp Duty soon?

Blair told Labour Party workers: “We will increase the supply of new housing and will be helping people to get onto the housing ladder.” This sparked hopes that a cut in Stamp Duty may be on the cards for the first time since 1963. So, Mortgage Strategy asks: “Do you think a cut in Stamp […]

LIME links up with Exclusive

LIME members and clients will have access to a packaging service from Exclusive Connections, which it says is the largest mortgage packager in the market. The service will be available via six Exclusive Connections local offices and will provide members with access to a packaged panel of 17 lenders and an inclusive range of products […]

GMAC-RFC&#39s online system sees 20,000 decisions in three months

Jeff Knight, head of marketing at GMAC-RFC, says: “The reaction to the system is fantastic. We attribute this success to the fact that our unique online system is offering the best service &#45 and the mass appeal of being able to offer binding decisions.” GMAC-RFC&#39s online system differs from others which only offer online DIPs […]

B&W looks to sell self-cert loan book worth £300m

Loan book sales are not a new phenomenon in the mortgage market with lenders such as GMAC-RFC and Kensington Mortgage Company raising much of their funding in this way. B&W itself has made similar mortgage sales in the past. But the move has led some in the industry to speculate that the sale is a […]

Sickness absence

Sickness absence — a key piece to the productivity puzzle?

We recently wrote about the productivity puzzle and how the UK lags very far behind most of the other major economies of the G7 on this particular measure. There are of course many pieces to this particular puzzle – and a timely report by The Work Foundation highlights how sickness absence plays a part in this issue also.