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Kensington appoints sales development manager

Kensington Mortgages has appointed Frank Bennett as sales development manager for the West Midlands and Mid Wales region.


Bennett joins Kensington from Mortgages PLC where he was an area sales manager. Bennett has worked in the mortgage sector since 1977 holding various positions within the industry, including with a number of building societies and specialist lenders.



TML set to open Whitely office

TML Financial Solutions&#39 new office in Whitely is receiving its finishing touches. The firm, a direct to consumer mortgage specialist, will relocate from Eastleigh to the new HQ on July 5. A VIP opening is being planned for July 14. Tim Kirby, managing director, says: “We are delighted with Forum 3. It will provide a […]

Urban property buyers search for rural trappings

Green spaces, a rustic, homely environment, fresh air and a &#39village&#39 tag are the new must haves when buying a home, according to British homeowners. Urbanites keen not to trade in city living for a life in the country still want to enjoy the trappings of rural living. According to the latest biennial Cappuccino Test […]

Manufacturing recovery weakens slightly in June

Manufacturers&#39 orders weakened slightly in June but not enough to suggest a threat to the sector&#39s recovery, says to the CBI&#39s Monthly Industrial Trends survey published yesterday. Firms said total order books were marginally below normal in June, having returned to normal levels in May. However, June&#39s result was not sufficiently weak to indicate a […]

AMI issues compliance factsheet

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has issued a factsheet designed to help members make the leap from between MCCB and FSA compliance. The factsheet, entitled “A Tale of Two Regulators”, provides practical assistance and guidance for mortgage intermediaries who want to identify what they need to do differently to comply with the FSA&#39s regulations. In […]

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Consumer attitudes to protection

Royal London commissioned Opinium to run our State of the Protection Nation research to find out how people felt about their own protection needs and the industry as a whole. By Ross Jackson, Senior Protection Marketing Manager We surveyed people who had already taken out some kind of protection insurance and those who didn’t have […]


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