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Platform confirms Hunt’s departure

Platform has confirmed the departure of its head of marketing, Paul Hunt.

Following six years at the company he is to take up his new role as director of marketing at Lehman Brothers in the autumn.

David Tweedy, managing director of Platform, says: “Since being acquired by Britannia in 2001, Platform has contributed to the ongoing success of the Britannia Group and gone from strength to strength as a leading specialist intermediary mortgage lender.

“Competitive products, high quality service and customer-focussed
e-commerce initiatives have helped fuel significant business growth and we continue to roll out initiatives to further develop our business and that of our distribution partners.

“Paul has made a valuable contribution to Platform throughout that time and we wish him all the best for the future.”


RBSIP launches two-year fix

RBS Intermediary Partners has launched a two-year fixed rate mortgage and is also repricing its range of fixed rate products. There will also be some new rates for the NatWest fixed rate buy-to-let products.The new RBS two-year fixed rate will offer an initial rate of 5.99% and is aimed at first-time buyers, house purchasers and […]

Judgement day for rogue brokers

Kevin Paterson takes a weekly look at the latest developments in the market and brings you what’s hot and what’s not in the world of mortgages

Edeus enters fixed rate arena with two-year deals

Edeus has stormed into the fixed rate market, launching a series of two-year fixed rate products in its self-cert, sub-prime and buy-to-let ranges.The range, which went live last week, features rates from 6.39% on self-cert, 6.49% on sub-prime and 6.79% on buy-to-let products.Some products are available to 90% LTV and all products have arrangement fees […]

Abbey to the rescue of first-timers

Right now there are many things you don’t want to be – connected to arms dealers in Saudi Arabia, a contestant on Big Brother or a first-time buyer.

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Changes to capped drawdown tables

The tables used for capped drawdown maximum income calculations have been updated. We look at the reasons for the change and what the impact could be. Changes to capped drawdown tables Capped income drawdown involves taking a pension directly from a fund instead of buying an annuity. However, there’s a limit on the maximum amount […]


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