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Healthy interest

Staff at Rotherham-based independent adviser Mortgage Talk will be taking part in BBC Radio Sheffield’s The Big Challenge later this month. Scheduled to run for up to six weeks, The Big Challenge is intended to raise awareness of the importance of a healthier lifestyle at work, and challenges participants to commit to doing something to improve their wellbeing.


AMI warns intermediaries to get ready for HIPs

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has warned mortgage intermediaries yesterday to carefully consider the introduction of Home Information Packs and the impact they will have on their business.From 2007 every home seller in England and Wales will be required to arrange a HIP for their property before it is placed on the market. AMI is […]

Government will go for the soft option

means more brokers can see the benefits of loans for clients, it will be good for everyone.” Simon Mouncher, operations director at em-financial, says the regulation of the second charge market by the Financial Services Authority would benefit consumers as well as brokers. He says: “First and second charge lending share a similar market and […]

Derbyshire Group plans to expand

The Derbyshire Group, which launches its specialist lending brand Salt today, plans to expand into commercial lending and make at least one acquisition in the next year. But it has ruled out acquiring a building society and will instead look at acquiring firms that complement its processing and distribution channels. Salt will initially focus on […]

Barclays brings mortgage processing in-house

Barclays Bank and Global Home Loans Limited, a joint venture between Barclays and Countrywide Financial Corp, today announced that they have reached an agreement under which Barclays will bring its mortgage processing operations in-house following the end of the companies existing contract, which expires in April 2006. Under the terms of the agreement Barclays intends […]


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