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HSBC gets insight into equity customers have

HSBC is now able to view the amount of equity customers have in their homes, thanks to the Equity Indicator product developed by Hometrack and Callcredit. It combines Hometrack’s automated property valuation information with Callcredit’s client data.



Lenders shift focus to retaining clients

The past two years have seen a dramatic change in the focus of technological development in the mortgage market. Before the credit crunch there was an emphasis on new lending and the speed of underwriting decisions. Eager to win the favour of advisers, lenders ploughed money into technology to enable quick processing. Today it’s more […]

High street banks made the adverse market look stupid

I was interested to read about TFC Homeloans’ prediction that specialist lending will return (Mortgage Strategy Online). Sensible adverse lending was introduced in 1996 by Kensington. It only became stupid when high street lenders decided they liked the look of the huge profits and foolishly competed in the market on rate. It’s not a rate-driven […]

China tech and Global Alpha: a new great leap forward

By Robin Geffen, Fund Manager and CEO

Internet giant Alibaba is exactly the type of entrepreneurial company that the high-conviction, top-performing Neptune Global Alpha Fund seeks to invest in. Established just 14 years ago in an apartment in Hangzhou, today Alibaba is larger than Amazon and eBay put together and is challenging some of the most powerful internet companies in the world…

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