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More lenders sign up to em- round table event

Four further key residential lenders have confirmed that they will be attending em’s upcoming Cardiff roundtable event.

Representatives from Future, First National, Kensington and Platform will now all be present at the event which will be held on the July 12 at the St Davids Hotel & Spa in Cardiff.

Stuart Brumhill, head of marketing, says: All of these residential lenders are key to our business so we are delighted that all four will be joining Capital Homeloans and Mortgages plc who have already confirmed their attendance.

We are now looking forward to working together with all six in creating a fantastic roundtable event in South Wales.

The interest we have had from brokers for the event has been incredibly positive and now, as there are just a few places left, I would encourage anyone wishing to attend to contact us as soon as possible.


db mortgages appoints two BDMs

db mortgages has appointed two business development managers to cover the East Midlands and South Wales areas.Gary Armstrong has been appointed business development manager for the East Midlands Region and his area of responsibility will include Nottingham, Leicester, and Coventry along with Lincoln and Peterborough postcodes. Armstrong joins db mortgages from The Mortgage Business where […]

1.45M backing for Connect

MMC Ventures, which invests in early growth stage companies, has invested 1.45m in Connect Mortgages Group, a mortgage processing company based near Lewes in East Sussex.

Managing director of BDS celebrates his 10th year

Phil Jay, managing director of Fareham-based BDS Mortgage Group celebrates 10 years at the helm of the packager. This milestone was celebrated in style at a presentation hosted by chairman Ian Nelson for staff and business colleagues. Jays first position at BDS was as a business development manager and following various promotions, he was appointed […]

MI gala will celebrate 10 years in the business

Mortgage Intelligence is to host a gala in November to celebrate 10 years in the business and thank brokers who have helped it achieve this. The company started in 1996 with just 10 lenders and half a dozen exclusive products. Some 300 brokers put their faith in the business. Sally Laker, managing director of MI, […]

Japan Economic Insight

James Dowey, Chief Economist, and Paul Caruana-Galizia, Economist

The conventional wisdom is that following a roughly 50 per cent rise in the stock market in 2013 in Yen terms, the Japan trade is over and done*. So the story goes, those big gains were due to a one-off boost from quantitative easing (QE) and a depreciation of the Yen — policies that one should think of as a palliative to Japan’s economic weakness, but not a cure. Rather the cure, and by implication the necessary condition for a longer-term investment case, is deep structural reforms — a painstaking re-weaving of Japan’s economic and social fabric, no less. The story continues: this is a much tougher test than launching a blast of QE, and one that prime minister Shinzo Abe, although well intentioned and well supported by the public thus far, is likely to fail. Stick a fork in Japan, it’s done…continue reading


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