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Seminars will boost secured loans’ profile

Oryen Commercial and Oryen Secured Loans for Intermediaries are to host a series of seminars to raise awareness of commercial mortgages and secured loans.

The seminars, held in conjunction with Commercial First, Kensington Personal Loans and Southern Personal Pacific Loans, will kick off on January 30 at the Wentbridge House Hotel, Pontefract.

A spokesman for Oryen says: “We will emphasise the opportunities for brokers to offer clients secured loans as an alternative to remortgages.”


BM Solutions joins Pink panel

BM Solutions has joined the packaged panel of Pink Home Loans.It means that the core range of Pinks exclusive BM Solutions products will now be available via the Pink packaged route.Pink now has 14 lenders on its packaged panel, with more soon to join.David Copland, acting managing director of Pink, says: Pink has grown its […]

IFS launches equity release unit

The Institute of Financial Services School of Finance has launched its certificate in equity release top-up unit.The qualification provider has launched the unit in response to new rules which mean that anyone giving advice on equity release will need to hold an appropriate qualification.The top-up unit will cover the suitability and affordability of different types […]

TV revelations on PPI will give a boost to brokers

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AHIPP dismisses NAEA petition

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Europe: why persist with value today?

By Rob Burnett, Neptune’s Head of European Equities The Neptune European Opportunities Fund remains committed to a value bias. We see a broadening array of opportunities in diversified industries at compelling valuations today. The most complicated part of the market is the European banks. We are currently overweight in this sub-sector as many banks are […]


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