Kevin Friend, formerly director of sales at Scotland-based Opus, has left to pursue other opportunities.He joined the firm as sales director at the beginning of 2004, having helped set up The Mortgage Intermediaries’ Alliance Scotland with Colin McCallum. Opus was part of MIAS. Friend cut his teeth in the financial services industry at The Mortgage Operation, which he helped set up with Frank Butler and Mortgage PLC’s Trevor Pothecary in 1993. In 1999 he helped set up emfinance.com as the UK’s first online brokerage. He says: “I’ve had nearly two years at Opus and have thoroughly enjoyed myself. I’m now considering opportunities nearer my home in England.”
A survey by moneyfacts.co.uk shows 77% of consumers would not consider an equity release mortgage, despite figures released by the Bank of England last week suggesting otherwise. The moneyfacts.co.uk survey was conducted online and anyone who visited the website could take part. Of those who did, only 9% were over the age of 60. Dean […]
Mortgage Business Expo has teamed up with image consultants Dress2kill for the London Expo on November 16 and 17 2005. Visitors to the Expo at Earls Court 2 will for the first time be able to pay the image doctors a visit and get the prognosis on their fashion health. If your suits are flatlining […]
We live in an increasingly consumer orientated society and our customers have more information than ever before at their fingertips. Mortgage information can be sourced via websites, listings magazines and financial pages in the daily press. But as I have alluded to in this column before, this does not necessarily mean more educated customers – more likely more confused consumers.
From Vanessa Blount I’d like to take this opportunity to respond to Christopher Platt’s letter in the October 3 edition of Mortgage Strategy. Paaleads.com prides itself on forming lasting business relationships with its members based on honesty and communication from the initial call through the lifecycle of the leads account. Part of this culture is […]
The theme of ‘creative destruction’, or the impact of new technology, gathered pace in 2015. But which companies make an attractive investment? Stephen Moore, manager of the Artemis US Extended Alpha Fund, reviews. Click here to read the full article
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