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Cotswold signs up to legal deal

Goldsmith Williams has been appointed to provide legal services for network Cotswold Mortgage Services. More than 90 appointed representatives will benefit from the scheme, which provides the facility to monitor cases online in real time via GWLive, Goldsmith Williams’ recently launched online offering.


Friends of Earth calls for council tax rebates for green homeowners

Friends of the Earth has made a plea to the chancellor to pour out over 2bn to encourage homeowners to get green.This call follows the green pressure group writing a letter to housing minister, Yvette Copper that has been leaked to Mortgage Strategy.This will involve Council Tax rebates and exemption of VAT on environmental refurbishments […]

Transcom tightens net on debt absconders

Transcom, the European credit management provider is to jointly purchase European debt portfolios with Arrow Global, making it harder for absconders to escape their debts.Arrow Global has already purchased more than $17bn in receivables. Transcom is Europe’s largest collections company by geographic footprint.The deal with Arrow Global will focus on UK credit card and loan […]

Mark Chilton appointed CEO of Homeowners Mortgages

Mark Chilton has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Network Data Holdings lender Homeowners Mortgages.Chilton has now relinquished his role as chief executive of brokerage Purely Mortgages. The high profile deal was agreed over the last two week, and Mortgage Strategy Online can reveal that Chilton started his new role today.Richard Griffiths, […]

Canada Life annual IHT survey results

75% of wealthy unaware of new residence nil rate band IHT allowance Just 4% were aware the new allowance will be up to £175,000 per individual Lack of awareness of IHT rules means families risk paying a bigger bill than they need 83% think the current inheritance tax rules are far too complex A remarkable […]


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