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Lifestyle Finance commits £10 per completion to children&#39s charity

Rotherham-based sub-prime mortgage broker/packager Lifestyle Finance has committed to donate £10 for every mortgage it completes in 2003 to the South Yorkshire children&#39s charity, Help a Hallam Child, run by Hallam FM Radio.

The appeal helps local children and also contributes to national children&#39s charities. The total value of the Lifestyle Finance contribution is estimated to reach £100,000 by the end of 2003.

Managing director Mike Worthington says: “As a fast-growing regional employer, the company is committed to playing a responsible role within the community. Our 2003 sponsorship of Help a Hallam Child puts this commitment into practice. The decision to support this charity has proved very popular with staff, who will also undertake individual fund raising initiatives throughout the year.”


The MarketPlace launches exclusive three-year fixed rate

The MarketPlace at Bradford & Bingley has launched an exclusive three-year fixed rate mortgage funded by Bristol & West. The product is aimed at first-time buyers and has a pay rate of 4.49% (5.9% APR). There is a maximum LTV of 95%, is MIG free to 95%, and there is £300 cashback. There is no […]

BMS is first sub-prime lender to join ZAN panel

BMSolutions has become the first sub-prime lender to join ZAN Mortgage Solutions, the Zurich Advice Network mortgage panel. Michael Bolton, director of mortgages, BM Solutions, says: “ZAN is one of the UK&#39s biggest mortgage clubs and, as the first sub-prime lender to join the panel, we&#39re looking forward to making members awnare of our market […]

Standard Life reduces withdrawal values

Standard Life yesterday announced a further reduction in values paid on withdrawals from its with profits fund. The adjustment, which applies to surrenders, switches and transfers, follows a significant increase in withdrawal activity. Conventional life policies will now be subject to a Surrender Value Reduction of up to 20%, while unitised pensions will be subject […]

Mortgage lending reached £219bn in 2002

Mortgage lending totalled £219bn in 2002, based on figures released yesterday by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Over the year, remortgaging accounted for 38% of all lending at £83.6bn, the highest figure on record. Lending in December reached £19.5bn, showing no sign of any seasonal slowdown. Remortgaging remained strong in December, accounting for 39% of […]

Health services

Challenges and opportunities

By Sarah Scott, marketing consultant On 22 February this year the charity Diabetes UK launched a fundraising initiative, #Swim22. They challenged individuals to swim 22 miles over the course of 89 days – a distance that equates to the width of the English Channel. Because of the time period the challenge is spread over, it […]


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