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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.

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Cobalt links up with property website

Cobalt Capital has teamed up with new property website Zoomf.com 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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