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Purely Appointment

Purely Mortgages has appointed Alastair Waldron as head of business development.

He has been brought in to further develop the business’ third party and affinity marketing opportunities.

Waldron, an experienced marketer in financial services, is best known for his work in the lifetime mortgages sector, most recently helping Prudential launch into this area.


Abbey cuts rates for remortgage customers

Abbey has cut its two year rate for remortgage customers by 0.35% to 4.74%. It has also reduced the some of its trackers rates, with its two year fixed rates reduced by 0.05%, its two year tracker at 75% LTV reduced by 0.10%, and its five year fixed rates reduced by 0.10%.Lal Tawney, head of […]

House prices to rise and interest rates to fall, says John Charcol

House prices in the UK will rise by 5.5% by the end of 2006 and the Bank of England base rate could drop by 0.75% in the next 12 months, says John Charcol.While there was only one base rate reduction during the whole of 2005, speculation has been rife throughout the year on the impact […]

Pink adds Preferred to panel

Pink Home Loans has added Preferred onto its packaged lender panel. In addition to sub-prime mortgages, Preferred offers a range of fixed and discounted mortgages across all niche areas including self-cert, buy-to-let and Right to Buy. Pink will also be packaging Preferreds shared ownership products on a semi-exclusive basis. Benefits of using Preferreds products include […]

Market to recover in spring 2006

Smartnewhomes. com is predicting the housing market will recover from its year-long slump come spring 2006. The property website anticipates an average 2% price inflation over the year, with a slightly bigger increase in Yorkshire and Humberside, the North-East and West Midlands. The website also says that although the market is unlikely to suffer a […]


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