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BDS to double in size this year

BDS Mortgage Group signed up more than 100 appointed representatives in the past year. It has set itself a target of doubling in sizein 2007.

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Leeds looks to expand mortgage business

Leeds says the feedback from brokers following its launch to the Irish market has prompted it to expand its mortgage propositionLeeds entered the Irish market in September last year, following its Euro mortgage launch on the Spanish mainland in October 2005. Kim Rebecchi, general manager of sales at Leeds, says: “We are absolutely delighted with […]

Rental demand at all time high, says Paragon

Research from Paragon Mortgages reveals that landlords believe tenant demand for rental properties is at its highest rate ever. Almost a third of landlords surveyed stated that demand for rental property is growing or booming. This is an 8% increase from last quarter in the proportion of landlords who report that demand is on the […]

Smaller firms cause bigger problems

The first press release of the year from the Financial Services Authority gives some idea about its intentions. Some 252 mortgage firms of differing sizes were mystery shopped and the resulting report makes interesting reading.

Pink in tie-up with Conti

Pink Home Loans has struck a deal with Conti Fin-ancial Services as it looks to boost its presence in the overseas mortgage market.

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David Cameron appoints former adviser to Tony Blair as new pensions minister

Following a cabinet reshuffle in light of last week’s general election, David Cameron has announced that Ros Altmann will be replacing Steve Webb as pensions minister. As the industry works with one of the largest reforms to the sector in almost a century, the former adviser to Tony Blair has been tasked with ensuring that the pensions revolution does not stray off track.