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Paragon sponsors tennis star at Wimbledon

Paragon Mortgages is supporting British athletes through a range of initiatives, including the sponsorship of Lee Childs, the British tennis No.4.

This coincides with the launch of a promotional campaign featuring a number of sports men and women in a variety of activities including tennis, athletics and swimming.

John Heron, managing director of Paragon Mortgages, says: “We&#39re delighted to add our support, both moral and financial, to the endeavours of our home-grown sports men and women. In particular, we&#39re happy to be sponsoring Lee Childs this summer and cheer him on as he launches his personal challenge at his fourth appearance in the championships at Wimbledon.

“Last year, he progressed to the second round by beating seeded Nikolay Davydenko from Russia, and we&#39re convinced he can go further this year.”


AToM appoints manager for direct sales operation

All Types of Mortgages has appointed Tracey Field as manager of its direct sales operation. Field has over six years experience in the mortgage industry and joins AToM from The Mortgage Times. This newly created position will see Tracey report directly into Darrell Scholes, business development director. Tracey joined Mortgage Times in 2001 as a […]

First-time buyer confidence still high, research shows

Nationwide has conducted research into the attitudes of potential first-time buyers on affordability and home-ownership and has discovered that confidence among this group is still high, despite tough market conditions. With average house prices now at around £145,000, 74% of people who currently rent from a private landlord or live with their parents are still […]

Countrywide to set up UK lender

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Scottish heights

Paranoia over UK property prices is now so great that the merest blip is seized upon as evidence that the housing market is finally heading for the long-anticipated crash. This paranoia extends to Scotland where figures from website suggesting a 3% drop in prices to an average £110,388 between February and April have caused […]

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