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Legal back-up for one-off fee

Lawyer for Life, which offers free lifetime legal advice for a one-off fee, launched its service to brokers and IFAs at the Business Mortgage Expo. L4L offers lifetime legal advice for 1,995, and brokers who refer clients will earn fees.


TMP expands broker team

The Mortgage Partnership has expanded its broker-focussed team with two staff appointments. Mandy Colclough joins TMP as UK business development manager. Colclough brings with her a wealth of experience in the mortgage industry and will be responsible for UK-wide new and existing business development. Colclough says: I am pleased to be on board at TMP. […]

Let’s give praise where it’s due – Northern Rock did me proud

From Brian Melling Northern Rock has been in the firing line regarding its service recently. To balance out this criticism a bit, I’d like to point out that I sent an application online to Northern Rock on October 12 and received a faxed offer on the October 22. That’s 10 days in total, and not […]

Two founding directors quit Purely Mortgages

Two of the four founding directors of Purely Mortgages, Colin Bell and Ian Giles, have left the firm. This leaves managing director Mark Chilton and IT director Neil Pritchard as the only original directors. The directors are rumoured to have agreed to a salary freeze in the summer. Chilton, chief executive officer at Purely Mortgages, […]

Public consultation on planning powers launched

A public consultation on new planning powers for West Northamptonshire Development Corporation was launched today by minister Baroness Andrews.Under the proposals WNDC would become the local planning authority for all planning applications in Northampton town centre, except those affecting listed buildings, conservation areas, advertisements and alterations to existing homes, which will continue to be determined […]


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