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Platform boosts top team to grow broker business

Platform has made two key appointments to its senior management team as it looks to grow its broker business.

The recruits are Peter Stimson, former commercial director at Checkmate Mortgages, which rebranded to Portillion in March, and John Kilgallon, former head of mortgages at Abbey.

Stimson joins Platform as head of product management while Kil-gallon will be head of planning and proposition.

Helen Gee, marketing manager at Portillion, says: “The plans for our launch are still on course and we are due to announce further developments soon.”


Evaluate to be plucked out of administration

Evaluate Technologies is to be pulled out of administration and the assets transferred to another company, Mortgage Strategy understands. The sourcing system provider will enter into administration this month but staff wages and client contracts will be unaffected by the transition. Valentine & Co is acting as administrator for the software firm which is thought […]


Offer more to your commercial clients

In the current commercial market the adviser firms that are quickest to adapt will be the ones most likely to survive and grow. The key to a change-based strategy for commercial advisers is to pull back from selling finance products based on property transactions. nstead, they should build a rounded portfolio of products for commercial […]

Lifetime Isa – how it works

According to George Osborne “people like Isas – because they’re simple”. Fiona Tait is not convinced… Contributions & bonuses What he said: “From April 2017, anyone under the age of 40 will be able to open a Lifetime Isa and save up to £4,000 each year. And for every £4 you save, the Government will […]


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