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Pink launches self-cert product with Platform

Pink Home Loans has launched a self-cert product with branded lending partner Platform.

The product tracks the Bank of England base rate plus 1.14% for two years, offering an initial pay rate of 5.64% plus £500 cash back.

The product is available to Pink Premier and mortgage club customers, and offers a broker commission of 0.60%.

Key selling features include £500 cash back, broker commission of 0.6% and £100 off the application/valuation fee for loans over £150,000 (packaged submission only).


Tennis star serves an ace at Derbyshire-sponsored festival

Rising British men&#39s tennis star Jonathan Marray took time out from his busy schedule at the Nottingham Open last week to help coach youngsters at the Derbyshire Building Society-sponsored Festival of Tennis. The 23-year-old, who is ranked 4th in the UK, took part in a number of coaching sessions with children, aged 6-11 years, from […]

Zurich to hold roadshows in summer

Throughout the summer, the Zurich Mortgage Network and Zurich Advice Network will be joining forces to hold a series of roadshows for members, designed to help advisers andintermediaries find out more about potential business opportunities inadvance of Mortgage Day. Topics covered will include regulation, distribution and the Zurich mortgage proposition. The national roadshows take place […]

Moneyfacts name top 35 mortgage lenders

Moneyfacts has carried out its half-yearly survey of mortgage interest charged by the Moneyfacts Top 35 mortgage Lenders. The Moneyfacts survey shows the total interest paid on a standard variable rate mortgage of £100,000 between July 1 2003 and June 31 2004. HSBC has knocked Egg off pole position, but the increases in Bank base […]

Industry split on King&#39s comments

Bank of England governor Mervyn King&#39s comments last week on the precarious state of the property market have split the mortgage industry. Though many brokers feel King&#39s comments were a risky attempt to instigate a house price plateau, an increasing number welcome his opinions. Andrew Frankish, operations director at Mortgage Talk, heralds the remarks as […]

Creating opportunity out of change

By Denise Wond, marketing manager The buy-to-let market has recently been the subject of a raft of tax changes, all of which make it a less profitable and less appealing proposition for investors. In response, we’ve seen a dip in demand for BTL mortgages and that’s bad news for many advisers who will now be looking […]


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