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Bank of Scotland scoops three awards

The Bank of Scotland scooped three awards at the Business Finance Expo and National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers&#39 Gala Awards held on Tuesday.

The awards, held at the Natural History Museum, saw BoS win Business Bank of the Year, Online Banking Provider of the Year and Commercial Mortgage Provider of the Year.

Both Bibby Financial Services and the Paragon Group held onto the awards they won last year with Bibby scooping the award for Factor/Invoice Discounter of the year and Paragon Mortgages for Buy-to-Let lender of the Year. Paragon Commercial won Most Innovative New Product with its buy-to-let commercial mortgage product, which was noted as being a brave new entry and a flexible investment product.

Commercial First Mortgages left with two awards for Most Successful New Entrant to the Market and for Specialist Lender of the Year.

The Lifetime Achievement award went to Robert Lefroy, editor of monthly finance and banking magazine Business Money.


Newcastle launches 10-year fixed product

Newcastle has launched a 10-year fixed product with a rate of 5.99% until February 27 2014. The product offers borrowers a bi-annual opportunity to redeem their mortgage without penalty. Customers can redeem for free in December 2005 and then every two years until 2013. Robert Hollinshead, chief executive of Newcastle, says: “Although there is much […]

Destini buys two more IFA firms

Destini Financial Services has purchased two more large IFA firms &#45 Applewood Associates, one of Sesame&#39s largest IFAs and Essex, and Kettering-based Bervale Mead financial consultants. This brings the number of IFAs taken over by Destini to 11 over the last 12 months. Both purchases were made for a mixture of cash and Destini shares. […]

Over 400 brokers register interest in Spanish property network

The Spanish Property and Investment Network has announced that more than 400 brokers have registered an interest in its network since launching in September. The network, launched by CETA, provides homebuyers with a one-stop-shop service offering help to source the right property, advice about the best areas and developments, arranging mortgages with Spain&#39s leading banks […]

Guaranteed HomeLoans Network picks Trigold

The Guaranteed HomeLoans Network has chosen Trigold for its mortgage sourcing and compliance software. The network will provide advisers with a customised version of Trigold&#39s mortgage point-of-sale software Prospector Plus. The package will also include Compliance Shield, allowing compliance managers to unobtrusively and remotely monitor the sales activities required by imminent compliance regulation. The sourcing […]


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