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Freehold off to flying start

Freehold has revealed the first 16 members to join the packaging association. Paul Brett, spokesman for Freehold, says: “We are in talks with three other firms and will cap membership at 25. This is a great start.”

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Go in search of commercial business

Competition for residential mortgages has never been more fierce and proc fees are being squeezed. But there is a largely untapped market out there that is ripe for exploitation – commercial mortgages.

IFS develops commercial exam

The Institute of Financial Services is developing a standalone qualification in commercial mortgages – the certificate in commercial mortgages. The qualification is being developed in partnership with the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers and was unveiled recently at the association’s annual general meeting. Keith Heron, chief executive of the NACFB, says: “The IFS’s certificate […]

Brokers urged to get into commercial mortgages

Commercial First is urging intermediaries to take advantage of the “untapped potential” of commercial mortgages as the market is poised to boom over the next 10 years. Philip George, managing director of Commercial First, says that the rising number of small businesses and the attractions of being self-employed mean now is a good time to […]

Ask yourself some leading questions

While lead generation companies continue to have a less than wholesome image it can’t be denied they are playing an increasingly important part in the mortgage industry. Savvy brokers consider all methods of securing new business and it’s not just smaller intermediaries that find lead generation companies useful.

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