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Homeloan Management appoints head of Irish operations

Homeloan Management Limited has appointed Andrew Duff as director of Irish operations, based at the company&#39s new offices on the Ulster Science and Technology Park in Derry.

Duff was previously with Capita Group where he was responsible for the execution of business outsourcing contracts for a range of organisations such as BBC TV, Abbey National and Dixons.

Steve Haggerty, managing director of HML, says: “Duff brings to HML a wealth of experience of outsourced business solutions in a number of business sectors, and has worked on both sides of the border in Ireland. This means he offers us a unique perspective of the industry in terms of both the UK business environment and of the Eurozone, on which we are increasingly setting our sights. His experience encompasses not only financial services clients, but also retailers, technology and service companies, which will undoubtedly be an important asset to HML.”


Private rented sector in dialogue with government

Representatives of the private rented sector have met Keith Hill, the minister of housing and planning. David Salusbury, chairman of the National Landlords Association and vice-chairman of the National Federation of Residential Landlords, and Richard Price, chief executive of the NFRL, had a wide-ranging discussion with the minister and his officials. While the meeting took […]

Hamptons and Square Mile unveil tracker rate

Hamptons and Square Mile last week announced an exclusive tracker rate. The pay rate is 3.99% and it is Bank of England base rate less 0.51% for two years, then base plus 1.25% for the life of the loan. The rate contains early repayment penalties of 3% in year one and 2% in year two, […]

Abbey for Intermediaries produces pensions simplification pack for IFAs

Abbey for Intermediaries has produced a pensions simplification pack for IFAs containing support material, which they can use with their clients in the run-up to April 6 2006 (A-Day). The pack will be available from July 2 2004 and contains a guide to maximising business opportunities in the run-up to A-Day, including sample approach letters […]

BMS acts to limit self-cert lending

The specialist lender has replaced the flat arrangement fee of £399 with a fee of 1% of the total loan, making it more expensive than competitors like Mortgage Express which has set its fee at £375. But BM Solutions&#39 director of mortgages Michael Bolton says this move was essential. He says: “If we hadn&#39t slowed […]


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