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It’s a Mini-adventure

Visitors to the Mortgage Strat-egy stand at this year’s Mortgage Business Expo had the chance to win a brandnew Mini Cooper courtesy of Platform.

The Mini Cooper was won by Diane Moore, group relationship manager at BDS Mortgage Group.

Our picture shows Richard Beardshaw, sales director of Platform, Diane Moore and Mortgage Strategy editor Robyn Hall.


Paymentshield move may have been a takeover sweetener

From Allen Smoker With regard to Natalie Martin’s recent article about Paymentshield commission (Mortgage Strategy November 6), Chris Traynor’s comments are flawed as I have a closed agency with Paymentshield but am still directly regulated with the FSA and still giving mortgage and protection advice with my new firm Merlin Mortgage Management under a new […]

Fintal Exweb joins The Exchange

The Exchange announced the launch of Fintal Exweb, a new equity release referral service which aims to reduce the risk and cost in the first stages of the equity release advisory process. David Child, managing director of The Exchange says: The launch of this new service is based largely on market feedback from our adviser […]

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 […]

Swift absorbs base rate rise

The Swift Group has revealed that for the second time in succession, it will not follow the bank base rate rise with an immediate increase in rates. This decision applies to new business for both its first and second mortgages. Including the latest increase and the rise of 0.25% in August, meaning it will have […]


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