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Heading for the sun

Advantage is sending Julie Lowe, adviser at Partnership Mortgage Solutions, off to the luxurious Sandy Lane Spa Resort in Barbados after she was picked by Mortgage Strategy’s publisher Patrick Ponsford as the winner in a prize draw.

Ponsford made the draw from thousands of entries at last week’s Mortgage Business Expo.

The competition was organised to celebrate the launch of the Advantage’s ADV sub-prime product range.


Nationwide sees lending rise

Nationwide’s half-year results show gross residential lending up 34% to £14.5bn over the corresponding period last year. Net lending was up almost 50% to £5.9bn, the number of mortgage sales were up 17% and the society appeared in mortgage best buy tables 272 times between April and September 2006.

HCRs could still be a part of HIPs

HCRs were removed as a compulsory component of HIPs in July by the government due to spiralling costs and a lack of backing from the industry. But eConveyancer warns that they could still be included.Alan Dring, sales director of eConveyancer, says: “There is still a chance that HCRs will be included in the packs. At […]

Get off the sidelines and get involved with HIPs

As you’re probably aware, the Home Information Pack dry run is underway in six towns across the country – Bath, Cambridge, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Northampton and Southampton.

Rugby stars kick off Wooden Spoon challenge

England rugby legends Dean Richards and Martin Bayfield helped launch applications for the 2007 Wooden Spoon Four Peaks Corporate Challenge last week. Peak performers from leading companies such as Reuters, Deloitte, HSBC and Clydesdale Bank have pledged to take part in the challenge that will see teams compete to climb four mountains while raising money […]


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