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MS columnist takes on ABI role

Mortgage Strategy columnist Nick Kirwan is to take over from Richard Walsh as head of health and protection insurance at the Association of British Insurers.


Cobalt links up with property website

Cobalt Capital has teamed up with new property website to ex-clusively provide mortgage information and advice to its users.Zoomf was officially launched earlier this month and is designed as a one-stop shop for house buyers and renters.It is the first vertical search engine for property in the UK. Unlike traditional online portals such as […]

B&B predicts lending growth in 2007

Bradford & Bingley. has predicted its net residential lending in the first half of 2007 will be almost double the level achieved in the same period of 2006.In a pre-close trading statement, the mortgage lender reported a good performance in the first six months of the current year with new organic lending volumes, particularly buy-to-let, […]

Lending hit new May record, says CML

Gross lending reached a new May record of £30.6bn data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders reveals. The figure is up by 12% on April’s lending total of £27.4 billion and is 5% higher than the same month in 2006 when lending hit £29bn, However, the CML says the rate of year-on-year growth is not […]

We should not rely on the postal service

For the first time in over 10 years, postal workers may go on strike. Unhappy about a proposed 2.5% wage increase, they have already voted in support of strike action while negotiations continue. This is a potential nightmare for businesses and they must protect themselves from the problems such action would generate.


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