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Precise trims rates on near-prime products

Precise Mortgages has reduced rates across its near-prime deals. Fixed rates have been cut by 0.6% and start at 5.24%.

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Protection benefits for Connells as it links with Sesame

Sesame Bankhall has announced a partnership with Connells that will see the network provide a range of protection services and products to its 450 mortgage consultants. George Higginson, chief operating officer at Sesame Bankhall Group, says: “Interest in offering protection cover is increasing, particularly among mortgage advisers looking to enhance their service to clients.” David […]

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In my opinion: Build up your defences against fraudsters

Fraud in the UK is a billion-pound illegal business with fraudsters targeting perceived weaknesses in systems. Be it individuals misrepresenting their own circumstances to obtain services that would otherwise be out of reach or the threat of identity fraudsters masquerading as someone else, fraud continues to be a major cause for concern among mortgage providers.

Remortgaging funds portfolio growth

Landlords raising capital to finance the expansion of their portfolios are behind a rise in buy-to-let remortgage activity, according to Paragon Mortgages. Council of Mortgage Lenders data shows remortgaging accounted for more than two-thirds of a 21% increase in buy-to-let gross lending between Q1 and Q2, and Paragon says capital raising was the primary motivation […]

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Global benefits predictions for 2015 from Jelf International

According to Doug Rice, managing director of international services, in 2015, managing their international duty of care will become an increasing focus for UK-based overseas organisations in both managing their short- and longer-term challenges. As a result, strong independent advice and innovative technological solutions will become more important than ever in managing their global benefits.

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