From M R HirdThe letter, ‘Paragon must change to become competive again’ (Mortgage Strategy, October 31) was like complaining about the shape of the pyramids. When it comes to standards there are many so, as brokers, we have plenty of choice. But while making that choice I would take into consideration, as it would seem Paragon does, the words of Alan Paton: “Ask yourself not if this or that is expedient, but if it is right?”
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Last week, swaps started to fall but then rose towards the end of the week and are now at a six-month high.
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 […]
Your Move, the UKs fourth largest estate agency, has moved all of its 200+ advisors to Mortgage Brains broker system and Mortgage Trading Exchange.Mortgage Brain says Your Move chose it because for it, the system offers the best point-of-sale and compliance solution from initial enquiry, through fact find, mortgage selection and KFI production. Mark Lofthouse, […]
In the run-up to Mortgage Day few would have expected lenders to win the dubious distinction of becoming the most irksome component of the regulated mortgage process.
This guide from Johnson Fleming, entitled ‘Choosing an auto-enrolment provider’, will take you through some key questions you need to ask and what information you want to be finding out in response to these.
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