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Guide to buying in Bulgaria

Westhill Investments has issued a buyers’ guide for potential investors in the Bulgarian property market.This follows Westhill coming across a number of disappointed property buyers who made fundamental purchasing errors.

Dominic Hicks, director at Westhill, says: “It’s in nobody’s interest to have disappointed customers. We want people spreading the word that Bulgaria is a great country to visit and invest in.”


MS can help us fight the battle for better servicing

From Toni Moss Regarding Mike Culhane’s column in the July 31 issue of Mortgage Strategy I’d like to thank him for highlighting the importance of servicing and the need for improved performance. Repositioning the servicing sector, whether it relates to inhouse servicing, prime or sub-prime lending, is an uphill battle – and one that I […]

Leeds appoints non-executive director

Leeds has appointed John Anderson CBE as a non-executive director. Anderson joins the board, which currently consists of three executive directors and seven non-executive directors. He was previously chairman of Mercantile from 1995 until its recent merger with Leeds.Anderson, 61, is a prominent North-East businessman who has been active for many years in the private […]

Skipton launches 10-year fixed mortgage

Skipton has launched a 10-year fixed rate mortgage at 5.29% for loans up to 75% LTV and 5.39% for loans up to 95% LTV.John Goodfellow, chief executive of Skipton, says: With the recent base rate increase introducing uncertainty back to the mortgage market, fixed rate deals have definitely gained in popularity. For those seeking certainty […]

Cameron proposes “radical” housing scheme

David Cameron has put forward a radical idea for increasing home ownership – by converting rent payments on social housing into mortgage repayments. Speaking at a conference on first-time buyers, the leader of the opposition party revealed his public service review group is due to consider proposals for this new type of Right to Buy […]

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Global benefits predictions for 2015 from Jelf International

According to Doug Rice, managing director of international services, in 2015, managing their international duty of care will become an increasing focus for UK-based overseas organisations in both managing their short- and longer-term challenges. As a result, strong independent advice and innovative technological solutions will become more important than ever in managing their global benefits.


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