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Mortgages Direct awarded full authorisation

Mortgages Direct, which provides mortgages and financial services for the Spicerhaart group, has been granted final authorisation, Part IV permission, to carry out mortgage and general insurance business by the Financial Services Authority.

Peter Gladdy, director of Mortgages Direct, says: “Having invested significantly in compliance, we&#39re pleased to have our full authorisation in place ahead of Mortgage Day. Direct authorisation gives us the control and assurance to continue building on the success of the business and achieve our target of arranging £2bn worth of mortgages during this year.”


Stroud & Swindon launches two-year fixed rate mortgage

Some of the features of the product include free valuation on properties valued up to £600,000, discounted legal fees package available for remortgages, no early repayment charge after November 30, 2006 and up to 25% of the loan can be repaid at any time without an early repayment charge.

Enable forges links with three top mortgage clubs

Enable mortgage and insurance network, part of Skipton Group, has agreed terms with three of the leading UK mortgage clubs – Legal & General, Premier Mortgage Services and Abbey&#39s The Mortgage Alliance. The agreements are designed to build on Enable&#39s commitment to deliver access to the whole market for its appointed representatives following regulation. Richard […]

Mortgageforce first franchised brokerage to receive authorisation

It is the first firm of its kind, a national franchisor, to receive its grant of permission. Nic Lewis, sales and development director, says: “Whilst firms of our experience and scale had complete confidence in securing FSA authorisation, it is a highly significant moment when the FSA confirmation actually arrives. We are naturally delighted.” Franchising […]

Platform receives grant of permission letter from FSA

Consequently Platform is anauthorised company with effect from October 31, 2004. The news supersedes notice of Platform&#39s minded to approve letter, which the lender received in August. Platform is one of the first lenders to have received confirmation from the FSA of its regulated authorisation. David Tweedy, managing director, at Platform, says: “We are very […]

Identifying best-in-class UK stocks — Mark Martin, Neptune UK Opportunities Fund

FE Alpha Manager Mark Martin assumed management of the multi-cap UK Opportunities Fund at the beginning of February. As manager of the highly regarded UK Mid Cap Fund, Martin has begun restructuring the new portfolio to focus on our very best UK stock ideas from across the FTSE All-Share Index. In this video, update Martin addresses:

– Themes informing the UK Opportunities Fund
– The multi-cap structure of the fund
– UK equity valuations


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