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Delia joins the team

Delia Lonsotrea has joined Mortgage Strategy to help you help your clients. Delia&#39s a dab hand at cooking up solutions to your clients&#39 problems and will serve up tasty recipes to set them on their way.

Delia says: “I&#39m delighted to be joining Mortgage Strategy and can&#39t wait to start helping brokers stuck with difficult cases.”

Mortgage Strategy is giving away a bottle of champagne to the first 10 brokers who email Delia with a client problem to consider.

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UK shows Europe the way to run a market

Following the recent elections, the European Union is in the headlines again. And with 12 of the 15 EU countries adopting the euro, I could not resist the opportunity to look at whether the property and mortgage markets are showing any signs of integration. I start with owner-occupation rates, which have been climbing in recent […] expands portfolio has grown the number of properties listed on the site by 42% since July 2003 to 70,648 at the end of May 2004. It claims over the same period, main rival primelocation grew by only 4.2% to 75,000 properties. New agents to sign up include Fine and Country, a marketing group run by the […]

Moneyfacts warns consumers of financial websites driven by commissions

Moneyfacts has suggested that consumers searching for the best deals should be wary of financial websites driven by commissions from providers. Moneyfacts says if consumers are looking for more specific information on products that suit their needs, the searches on its site allow them to answer a series of questions and then present them with […]

First Active welcomes its first customers

First Active, the new mortgage provider from the RBS group which launched this month with two low rate mortgages in England, Scotland and Wales, has welcomed aboard its first customers. Sold exclusively through intermediaries, First Active offers a two-year discount mortgage and a five-year stepped mortgage with rates that start low and stay competitive in […]


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