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Capita buys software firm

Capita has bought software provider Synaptic Systems.

Synaptic tools allow IFAs to research markets including pensions, life, health, investments and mortgages.


Salt unveils B2L deals for brokers

Salt has launched a range of buy-to-let mortgages to the intermediary market. Following its self-cert and sub-prime ranges, Salt is offering a three-year fixed rate buy-to-let at 5.60% and a three-year base rate buy-to-let tracker at 5.75%. The buy-to-let range offers rates at up to 90% LTV with a rental cover requirement of 115%.

Piece together the Stonehaven options

Finally, after much speculation, the announcement came last week. Following in the footsteps of Partnership Home Loans and Retirement Plus, Stonehaven became the third provider to join equity release body Safe Home Income Plans this year.

TMB reveals its new look

The Mortgage Business has unveiled a new logo, calendar and supporting cast of superhero characters designed to represent the attributes of the lender.

CML urges the government to reform housing industry

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has urged the government to increase support for mortgage borrowers who fall into payment difficulties and renew its commitment to sustainable home-ownership.This it says would enhance the safety-net for home-buyers and minimize the numbers of arrears and repossessions.In its pre-Budget report, the CML points out that more than half the […]


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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