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Oakwood recruits eight from HBOS and BM Solutions

The Oakwood Group, the London based private equity firm focused on the specialist lending sector, has made eight appointments.

The following people are expected to join Oakwood in 2006, once their contractual obligations towards their current employers are fulfilled: Chris Preston, head of operational credit at HBOS specialist lending; Colin Barrett, senior product manager at HBOS specialist lending; Sue Clarke, head of marketing at BM Solutions; Elaine Forth, senior marketing communications manager at BM Solutions; Laura Calcroft, events manager at BM Solutions; Simon Lee, head of underwriting at BM Solutions; Dianne Malsbury, head of quality improvement at BM Solutions; Andrew Brown, operations leader at BM Solutions.

Mike Culhane, chief executive of Oakwood, says: I am very pleased that these individuals have agreed to join Oakwood. They are highly talented people who will be valuable additions to our team and I look forward to working with them.


Pink to launch leads website

Pink Home Loans is setting up a direct-to-consumer lead generation website for its appointed representatives. The website is due to launch at the beginning of January and is designed to add extra value to Pink’s ARs. David Copland, sales and marketing director at Pink, says: “The majority of brokers use lead generation websites. It’s about […]

Santa baby, less paperwork please

Sue Read says she has been a good mortgage adviser in 2005 and deserves a reward. Reduced bureaucracy, a closer relationship with lenders, fewer call centres. It’s not too much to ask, is it…

em-homeloan launches range

em-homeloans is offering a range of products in conjunction with lending partner First National. em-‘s branded lending division willoffer brokers a light-to-medium, two-year fixed rate at85% LTV with a rateof 6.59%; a two-year discount at 75% LTVwith a rate of 6.44%; and a first-time buyer 95% LTV two-year discount with a rate of 5.94%.

Indian offshoring set to soar

Indian business services and technology exports are expected to surge by 25% in the next five years.

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