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SecureMove launches first end-to-end service for lifetime mortgages

SecureMove Corporate Property Services has launched what it believes to be the first end-to-end service for UK lifetime mortgage providers from a single supplier.

The lifetime mortgage property service offers a managed sales programme to assist the lender, its customer or the estate optimise the best asset value. It provides periodic property inspections, specialist reports, cleaning and clearance and market appraisals for the lender.

It also includes 24-hour helplines to deal with emergency repairs, planned maintenance, annual property health checks to ensure that the home remains in good order and household removals and storage to assist with home moves.

All of these services are co-ordinated through a central account team. To ensure the strictest personal security possible all suppliers must meet stringent standards with respect to security and professionalism.

Mike Spencer, general manager of SecureMove Corporate Property Services, says: “Lifetime mortgages are by definition aimed at mature customers, which is why the company has developed services which will address the particular concerns and needs of this age group.”


Capital Home Loans and Irish Permanent get head of sales

Mike Healy has been promoted to head of sales for Capital Home Loans and its sister company Irish Permanent. Healy, who has been senior manager of Irish Permanent in the UK for the past 10 years, will head the sales teams of Capital Home Loans and Irish Permanent. Both companies are part of Irish Life […]

House price growth to slow by end of 2004

The Council of Mortgage Lenders says it expects house price growth to slow to an annual rate of 8% by the end of the year. In its fortnightly News & Views publication, the CML also forecasts that mortgage lending will remain strong, but that growth will be much slower than in recent years. It also […]

1st Software calls on FSA to revise decision on KFI accuracy

1st Software has called for the FSA to revise its decision on the accuracy of KFIs. Following discussion with some of its major mortgage technology partners, 1st Software believes the implementation of the current FSA plans will create problems for mortgage sourcing companies and mortgage advisers alike, creating a real threat to the use of […]

Net lending rises in December 2003 by £10.6bn

Latest figures from the Major British Banking Groups for December 2003 show total net lending to the UK private sector increased by £10.6bn to £961.9bn. This was not as strong as the previous month&#39s underlying rise of £15.1bn, though it was above the recent monthly trend. Mortgage lending rose by £5.4bn. After November&#39s smaller underlying […]


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