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PMPA exclusive from Platform

The Professional Mortgage Packagers Alliance is offering an exclusive deal from Platform which gives a 10 basis point reduction on its three-year prime buy-to-let tracker.

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Rating watch could hit Rooftop securitisation

Rooftop Mortgages suffered a blow last week after Fitch Ratings put out a negative rating watch that could result in its second securitisation downgrading. The ratings agency put out the watch as a way of notifying the industry of its intent to take action which could result in a downgrade. When Fitch issues this sort […]

Interbay launches new website

Commercial mortgage lender InterBay has launched a new website for intermediaries.  Amongst other things the site provides an online application form for self-cert commercial mortgages.   Interbay says the application is much stronger than a ‘DIP’, instead it gives a cast iron decision to lend within 48 hours which is underwritten, credit checked and only subject […]

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