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Bucknell joins Mortgage Minds as sales manager

Mortgage Minds has appointed Simon Bucknell as regional sales manager.

Bucknell, who joins from Colbalt Capital, will be in charge of recruiting and managing a sales force outside London. He was earlier an associate and sales manager at Cobalt Capital and has also worked at Hamptons Mortgages, Square Mile and John Charcol.

Mark Bowler, director at Mortgage Minds, says: “Simon will certainly help us pick the right individuals in our current recruitment drive.”

Bucknell says: “The opportunity to join Mortgage Minds was too good to miss.”


BM set to break charity record

BM Solutions is set to smash its highest ever fundraising total for Shelter after increasing its annual football match to include 16 industry teams.Since 2004 the BM Solutions annual charity football bash has raised over 100,000 for Shelter. This a total of sixteen teams will be able to take part.The tournament will bring together teams […]

Buy-to-let hits record high

Buy-to-let borrowing set new records in the first half of the year, with lenders advancing 152,500 loans, worth 17.5bn says the Council of Mortgage Lenders. That represented an increase of 17% by volume and 20% by value over the previous record totals, posted in the second half of 2005.There are now 767,000 outstanding residential buy-to-let […]

Call for action on compliance

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Interest rate rise could stabilise housing market

A rise in interest rates could ultimately be a good thing for the housing market, says Jonathan Cornell, technical director at Hamptons Mortgages. The Bank of England indicated in its inflation report last week that there is a 50% chance of inflation rising above 3% within the next six months, which means a further rise […]

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Preparing for the changes to the pensions market

As more and more providers start to reveal their stance on the charge cap and removal of commission and active member discount pricing, we thought it would be worthwhile to look at what these are, and the steps businesses should be taking to prepare for this.


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