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David Ford joins board of xit2

xit2 has appointed David Ford to the board of the Conveyancing Portal, an automated database linking lenders and conveyancing solicitors. Data is distributed in real time ensuring all parties have synchronised information.

Prior to joining xit2 in April last year as senior manager, Ford worked for the Bank of Ireland Group for eight years holding a number of positions including product development manager, marketing manager and national account manager for Bank of Ireland Mortgages.


Self-cert offer from Capital

Capital Home Loans is offering free valuation on its 90% LTV self-certification tracker mortgage. The base rate plus 0.74% tracker allows borrowers to save up to 465 on valuation costs and gives borrowers a 0.5% discount until December 31 2007. Mike Healy, head of sales at CHL, says: “This must be one of the top […]

Forms upgraded

Over 100 full mortgage and AIP application forms on Trigold have been upgraded to next generation forms using Focus Business Solutions’ XML toolkit, goal:technology.

The ambulance chasers will soon switch their attention to brokers

From Dave Rogers I met some friends a few days ago for a bite to eat and some mortgage advice. I would describe them both as of average intelligence (or highly intelligent if they read this) and had an idea. Having produced the usual report to the best of my ability I set my friends […]

Over 650,000 homes empty in UK

Research by Halifax, using data from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, shows that there were 689,675 empty homes in England during 2004/05, 3.2% of the total English dwelling stock. Bringing these dwellings back into use is a pressing issue as 106,000 households in England are living in temporary accommodation or 0.5% of all […]


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