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S&P appoints head of sales

Select & Protect has appointed Paul Firkins as head of sales. Firkins was previously with Equity Insurance Group where he was responsible for developing and bringing to market general insurance platform first4cover.


Mercantile Equity unveils bespoke MortgageStream

Mercantile Equity has unveiled a bespoke version of the MortgageStream client management system with new data pre-population for mortgage appointments. The Mercantile Mortgage Manager system is for the intermediary customers of Mercantile Equity and uses MortgageStream technology to log appointments with brokers as well as fact-find information.The customised MMM software uses a lead import tool, […]

Advice scheme may affect brokers

Although the government’s plan to ensure wider access to advice is aimed at the life, pension and investment industries, it is likely to have implications for mortgage brokers, says Frank Eve

Increase in lending to individuals climbs to £9.5bn in May

The Bank of England has reported that the increase in total net lending to individuals in May hit £9.5bn. This figure was higher than the increase in April but lower than the previous six-month average.The 12 month growth rate fell 0.2% to 10.2% and the three month annualised growth rate fell by 0.5% to 9.2%.Within […]

Broker gets first NACFB Fellowship

Mortgages for Business has become the first commercial finance broker to be awarded a Fellowship of the Nat-ional Association of Commercial Fin-ance Brokers. The NACFB considers this status a higher tier of membership and hopes the desire to get this badge will promote the industry’s drive for self-regulation. The Fellowship status focusses on due diligence, […]


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