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Brokers told to get into sub-prime

The evolution of the sub-prime market over the past decade means the sector has never been more accessible to brokers, says Guy Batchelor, sales and marketing director at Platform. Speaking at the Mortgage Summit in Jerez, he told delegates that brokers should embrace it and its earning potential.

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Pink launches new Platform products

Pink Home Loans has launched a new range of semi-exclusive products funded by Platform as part of Pinks club proposition. The products are across the board from adverse to prime, Right to Buy to buy-to-let. All the product rates have a 0.2% reduction compared to Platforms core range and many of them boast free valuations.Initial […]

AMI says data law is used to cut out brokers

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has accused lenders of using the Data Protection Act as a way of depriving brokers of information which could help them retain clients. The attack came during a debate between lenders and introducers on the future of the intermediary mortgage market. Chaired by Kevin Duffy, managing director of Hamptons Mortgages, […]

TCF website launched to help brokers

A Treating Customers Fairly website has been launched to help brokers get to grips with the Financial Services Authority’s switch to principles-based regulation. The website – a joint venture between Frank Eve, managing director of Frank Eve Consulting, and seven lenders – has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Association of […]

JEREZ 2006: Toxic equity release market puts brokers off

Concerns are mounting that brokers are shying away from offering equity release products due to their perceived perception from both the public and the regulator.Delegates at this mornings opening session on new business opportunities said that they had steared clear of the market due to the associated risks.The Financial Services Authority has previously called the […]

Five ways to invest in the connected world

Smart utility metering; fitness trackers; connected cars; smart factories; precision agriculture: the internet of things encompasses myriad applications. But how do you gain exposure – and profit – from this growing trend, asks Neptune fund manager & CTO Ali Unwin. Read more: Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating […]

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