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Stroud & Swindon reveals new product range

Stroud & Swindon has launched a range of new residential, buy-to-let and intermediary products.

The society is offering free legal fee package and free valuation on remortgages for two, three and five year fixed prodict.

It is also offering a two year fixed fee saver, flexible tracker products, buy-to-let for two, three and five year fixed, and buy-to-let three year discount products.

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Dear Delia

Mr Clements is a small builder who wants to buy a property to let out to students. The property has six bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. It is in some disrepair and although it is fine structurally, a new kitchen, bathroom and general decoration is required before it can be let out. The fact that it is not in a state to let out at the present time means that the rental assessment from a valuer would be insufficient to support the advance he requires. What are his options?

Packager Summit will bring top players together

Mortgage Strategy’s Packager Summit in Nice will play host to the crème de la crème of the packaging community this week. Some 85 delegates will be attending the conference, the main sponsor of which is The Mortgage Business, along with 16 other providers. The programme includes talks on the future of the packaging market, the […]

Halifax appoints intermediary account manager

Halifax has appointed Paul Silcock as national intermediary account manager for Halifax Intermediaries.Previously Silcock held the position of senior project manager for Halifax Intermediaries. He has also held a number of positions including business development manager and intermediary sales centre manager. In his new role Silcock will focus on building relationships with national accounts and […]

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Under the radar – Fit for Work and sickness absence

Earlier this month we sat in on a presentation delivered by the Fit for Work service, and this session did highlight one small but important change to the offering that we must admit had slipped under our radar. The Sickness Absence Review published in 2010 suggested that the Independent Assessment Service (now branded Fit for Work) should have three access points; referral by […]