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Hipstar to stick by HIP market

Hipstar, part of the Network Data Holdings Group, has confirmed its commitment to the Home Information Pack market despite the U-turn by the government. Its franchise proposition is offering home inspectors a way of securing business for Energy Performance Certificates and Home Condition Reports within specific geographical areas. In addition, the Hipstar agent proposition targets estate agents and mortgage brokers across the country.

Richard Griffiths, managing director of Network Data, says: “Network Data is more than confident that Hipstar will be a major player in the market. Hipstar will continue to offer both franchise and agent propositions focussed on prompt delivery and high customer service standards.”


Glimpsing the future of distribution

The future of mortgage distribution is the title of a recent KPMG report commissioned by the Financial Services Authority. This report is in the public domain and the executive summary and web address from which the report can be downloaded are shown in the box below.

CPRE slams housing plans

The Campaign to Protect Rural England has slated government plans to offer local authorities housing incentives. Ruth Kelly, head of the Department of Communities and Local Government, wants to introduce grants aimed at local authorities with particular housing needs and those that take on new housing developments. But the CPRE has slammed the plan as […]

59% Say rate rise will not slow housing market

Over half of Mortgage Strategy Online readers believe the base rate rise to 4.75% will not slow down the housing market. However, 41% believe that the 0.25% increase almost a fortnight ago could result in a decline in the housing market. This week Mortgage Strategy asks: Do you think the government was right to introduce […]

Brokers to gain from c2’s savings on Expo

c2-financial says it will be spending the money it would have spent at this year’s Mortgage Business Expo on intermediaries instead. Justin Caffrey, managing director of c2, says: “The Mortgage Expo has become less relevant to us this year and we find it to be an unnecessary ex-pense. We will shortly be announcing a groundbreaking […]


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