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Victoria reprices product range

Victoria Mortgages is withdrawing its entire product range with effect from January 29, with new pricing starting today.

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PACKAGING SUMMIT 2007: Common trading platform still long way off

A common mortgage e-commerce trading platform still looks to be a long way off following discussions on the second day of the Mortgage Strategy Packager Summit in Nice.Despite the general consensus among delegates that there must be greater cooperation between lenders and packagers on technology, there seems little hope that this will happen.Various reasons including […]

AHIPP dismisses NAEA petition

The Association of Home Information Pack Providers has dismissed the National Association of Estate Agents rebellion against Home Information Packs.Mike Ockenden, director general for AHIPP, says: While we are aware of the recent HIPs petition, which NAEA president Charles Smailes has posted on the Prime Ministers website, we do not see this in any way […]

Stop patronising clients when it comes to SPASU

From Andrew BotteI am writing in response to Thomas Reeh’s letter (Mortgage Strategy January 15). Is anyone else fed up with all the waffle surrounding single premium accident, sickness, unemployment policies? All Reeh’s points are cogent and to the point. Single premium ASU in my experience (having worked for two sizeable brokerages and an insurer […]

Keeping up standards in equity release advice

Someone recently asked me if I was planning to use the word ‘standards’ in every article I write this year. Well, I’m not, but if I was I’d be most pleased to drop it in at word number 23 in the second standards – I mean sentence.