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Stewart Title appointment

Stewart Title has appointed Jonathan Woodcraft as head of sales and marketing in the UK.

Woodcraft will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with lenders, solicitors and HIP providers to promote the benefits of a Stewart Title insurance policy in the conveyancing transaction.

He will also work to enhance Stewart’s profile throughout the UK.



Servicing – recipe for recovery

The EuropeServicing conference on 28-29 April at the British Film Institute is themed around Vertigo – Hitchcock’s classic film that exploits our fear of falling from on high. Toni Moss, driving force behind the event, considers it the perfect metaphor for the state of European mortgage lending industry

B2L lending soared in 2007

Buy-to-let lending boomed by £2.9bn in the second half of 2007.Figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show that buy-to-let len-ding increased to £24.1bn in the six months to December, up from £21.2bn in the first half of the year.Mortgages to landlords, including remortgages, increased to 179,100 in the second half of the year – […]

Watch out when implementing TCF

Small brokers in particular must ensure the regulator does not uncover significant TCF failings as consumers are likely to see the initiative in a positive light, says Justine Tomlinson

Scottish trends in spotlight at Expo

Kennedy Foster, Scotland policy consultant at the Council of Mortgage Lenders, will chair a seminar on housing market trends in Scotland at the Mortgage Business Expo in Glasgow on Thursday.

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Three questions for employers…

The Family and Childcare Trust’s annual survey has been widely reported in the media and the two headline figures were these: the average cost of a nursery place for a child under two has risen by 33 per cent since 2010; and the costs have risen by five per cent in a single year.


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