From Andrew KillingbackI recently read of a broker who was impressed with a one-month remortgage completion in the pages of Mortgage Strategy. This is indeed pretty good going but, without wishing to appear guilty of oneupmanship, I would like to share this story with you in praise of our local Cheltenham & Gloucester branch in Dorchester and its free legals provider. We recently submitted a remortgage application to the aforementioned C&G branch, using its free remortgage legal service. Our client’s application was sent on August 15, valuation was completed just a few days later, the offer was received by the client on August 23 and completion was on August 31. Yes, that’s right, completion was obtained in under two weeks – and with a bank holiday thrown in. While I am sure this is unlikely to be the fastest remortgage ever, it’s the fastest I have ever seen and I reckon it will take some beating. Congratulations and thanks to the cheerful, helpful and efficient C&G team at Dorchester and its free legals provider.
Research by the Post Office finds that nearly four in 10 home owners purchase their buildings or contents insurance through their mortgage provider despite the possibility of better deals elsewhere. Less than one in 10 change their home insurance provider annually, with 40% never changing and a further 28% rarely doing so.
Alliance & Leicester has hit back at claims that its entry into the buy-to-let market is belated and shows a lack of commitment to the sector. A&L revealed in early August that it plans to enter the sector next year after feedback from intermediaries suggested they do so, but has come under fire from HBOS […]
Webline, the UKs largest and first online user of Origo standards, today announced that Avail, the specialist Suitability software provider which is now integrated with the portal, is providing a free pensions simplification report for users.The Avail software template will enable advisers to complete a bespoke and client specific report, detailing the actions required to […]
Saffron Walden Herts & Essex Building Society has turned to xit2, the experts in outsourced process management, to provide the online system for their panel manger Legal Marketing Services to manage their external valuations.The Valuation Exchange developed by xit2 streamlines the valuation instruction process, and can halve the time taken to instruct the valuation. This […]
Strong relationships don’t just happen by accident. They take time, commitment and effort. When we spoke to a number of advisers last year, it was no surprise to hear regular reviews were at the heart of their ability to forge deeper connections with their clients. It’s a chance to catch up. A dedicated checkpoint to […]
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