Richard Coulson, managing director of Home of Choice, says interest in the network has dramatically increased since the dispute between him and his ex-employer Zurich ended.He adds: “It helps that our appointed representatives are able to use different networks for their other financial needs, such as pensions and investment, alongside Home of Choice for their mortgage business.” Coulson says the old branding and website were not in keeping with the size of the business. The network is also creating its own general insurance product to launch in January.
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Specialist lenders have hit back at reports that regulation has resulted in them losing out to more traditional lenders, whether or not they offer better products.
Research commissioned by GMAC-RFC, the UKs 10th largest lender, into why people choose to use an intermediary for their sub-prime mortgages reveals that the needs of a sub-prime customer are broadly the same as those of borrowers in the mainstream category. This also applied to their motivations for seeking impartial advice. Over half, 54% of […]
em-homeloans is offering a range of products in conjunction with lending partner First National.The branded lending division of em- will offer to brokers a light to medium, two-year fixed rate at 85% LTV with a rate of 6.59%, a high two-year discount at 75% LTV with a rate of 6.44%, and a first-time buyer 95% […]
Nationwide has issued a report on children’s savings that suggests Britain’s ‘buy now, borrow later’ culture means fewer people are saving for their futures.
By Fiona Tait, pensions specialist In her final article for Royal London, Fiona Tait reviews key changes she believes have transformed, or will transform, pensions. In my 12 years with Royal London I have been paid to review, study and explain the numerous changes to pension legislation which have transformed our industry in that time. This is […]
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