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Shoparound plumbs for xit2

Shoparound Mortgages has chosen xit2’s valuation exchange to manage its instructions.

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Gordon Browns Budget has been slammed by haart estate agents for its lack of Stamp Duty reform.Paul Smith, chief executive of haart estate agents, says: With the average value of a property in London now over 260,000, the majority of first-time buyers are looking at properties above 250,000 but they dont have the vast cash […]

GHL to promote secured loans

GHL Group will be hosting several round tables and workshops this year in an attempt to educate brokers about secured loans.

US sub-prime giant is brought low

The New York Stock Exchange delisted ailing mortgage giant New Century Financial Corporation, the second largest funder of sub-prime loans in the US, last week.

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Trust me, I’m a provider

By Craig Paterson, Underwriting and Claims Philosophy Manager, Royal London Hard-hitting headlines “Dying mother of two is refused life insurance payout.”1 “What a way to treat a dying man: Grandfather refused life insurance claim.”2 “A widow betrayed by a life insurance company.”3 With headlines like these, it’s no wonder some consumers don’t trust providers. Trust […]

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