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Portman revises fixed rate range

Portman has revised its fixed rate mortgage range following the recent rise in swap rates. The range includes a two-year fixed rate of 4.83%, or 5.59% with no arrangement fees and a three-year fixed rate at 5.25% or 5.49%, also with no arrangement fees.


FSS launches free registration

Free registration has begun for the Financial Services Scotland 2007 event, which expects to attract more than 1,000 visitors.The event in Glasgow on March 8 is exhibition and seminar event for professional financial advisers.New for 2007 is the international property investment pavilion. With one in 50 of the UK population now owning a property overseas, […]

KPL joins Trustguard’s second charge panel

Trustguard Credit Services has appointed Kensington Personal Loans to its second charge lending panel. Trustguard will have access to KPL’s near prime to unlimited adverse range. Sian Brown, national sales manager at Trustguard, says: “Given that only a handful of packagers will initially have access to KPL products, this appointment is a testament to our […]

E2M joins forces with Bananas

Easier2move has linked up with mortgage packager Bananas Inc to provide a branded white label conveyancing service for its brokers. Karen Babington, sales and marketing director for E2M, says: We are delighted to be working with Bananas Inc to provide a high quality conveyancing service to its brokers and members. “With around 200 mortgages a […]

This ban should be a lesson to us all

The news last week that a broker has been banned by the Financial Services Authority from performing any function in relation to a regulated activity will sound alarm bells across the industry.


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