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Advantage offers free valuations

Advantage Home Loans is to give free valuations and cashback deals on all G200 box products funded by GMAC-RFC. This ensures brokers and their clients get the same deal by going to Advantage as they would going direct to the lender.

Commission should be flexible

Scottish Life has released figures that indicate a growing demand for more transparent and flexible commission structures from IFAs and their clients.

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Commercial loan terms extended

State Securities is extending the maximum terms of its commercial mortgage range as part of its continued growth strategy. The extension means commercial mortgages will be available over a term of up to 25 years, giving borrowers the option to reduce their monthly repayments by spreading them over a longer loan term.

True online binding decisions make for better service

From Jeff Knight Reading about other lenders’ service problems shocks me. Given the technology that exists, intermediaries should not be subjected to lenders’ blowing up and giving poor levels of service. It’s not good for intermediaries or their clients. But if more lenders offered true online binding decisions this would not happen. For example, over […]

700,000 homes in England are empty

New research by Halifax, using data from the ODPM, shows that there were 689,675 empty homes in England in 2004/05 – 3.2% of the total English dwelling stock. An empty home is classified as a dwelling, which is vacant either because it is between occupants, undergoing modernisation, in disrepair or awaiting demolition.Bringing these dwellings back […]

Internet Insite

Mortgage Strategy’s weekly guide to what’s hot and what’s not on the web. Kevin Paterson takes a look at lender websites, working his way from A to Z

A guide to automatic re-enrolment

Since the introduction of auto-enrolment in 2012, it has been a popular topic in the press. Recent media focus has been geared towards small and micro employers; however attention is set to return to the UK’s largest businesses as they prepare for re-enrolment. Johnson Fleming has produced a useful guide that provides essential information to help you […]

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