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SPML appoints Midlands BDM

Southern Pacific Mortgage Limited has appointed Iain Vaughan as business development manager for the Midlands region.

Vaughan joins from Your Move in Birmingham.


Phone group poised to enter industry

The Caudwell Group, owner of phone retailer Phones 4 U, is gearing up to launch into the mortgage market. The group has appointed a group director of mortgages who will soon start work on developing existing lifestyle products. David Ginivan, spokesman for the Caudwell Group, says: “Nothing has been decided yet. We do have a […]

Council Tax Bill published

The Council Tax (New Valuation Lists For England) Bill was published today by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.The publication of the Bill follows the announcement on September 20 that the government has extended Sir Michael Lyons’ inquiry into local government funding – so that he can consider issues relating to the wider functions […]

Brokers say business levels are on the up

Results from BM Solutions’ latest ‘One Specialist’ survey give encouraging findings for the industry, as brokers forecast growing business levels. After much speculation over a slowing housing market and low levels of consumer confidence, the latest research commissioned by BM Solutions shows brokers believe business is on the up.Over 200 brokers were asked what they […]

HIPs could increase risk says Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings warned today that government’s plans for the introduction of Home Information Packs could result in increased risk in the housing market for buyers and lenders, as well as investors in residential mortgage backed securities.The government’s long awaited plans to speed up the house buying process via HIPs and limit the number of failed […]


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