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Mortgagematch launches a new website

Mortgagematch Homeloans has launched a new website and advertising campaign this month.

The site at upgrades the packager’s previous offering and adds online services for brokers including case tracking, valuation instruction, application forms, agreement in principle forms and details of exclusive products.

Ian McPhereson, managing director of MH, says: “Technology is increasingly important to packagers. Our new website is the first phase of delivering more functionality to our broker partners. Along with our directly authorised and appointed representative propositions, it is about allowing brokers to work with us in a way that suits them, whether that is face-to-face or online.

“Our advertising campaign is to inform brokers that we are open to business whether they want to deal with us as a DA or AR online or through our network of offices.”


Stick to EU destinations, says Rightmove Overseas

Less well established markets offer better potential returns but are more risky, warns Rightmove Overseas.Justin Figgins, head of Rightmove Overseas, says: “When looking for a property in Europe, it is recommended that you go for a country which is already an established EU country or is pending EU membership.“Countries with a strong currency and flourishing […]

Rightmove offers a tasty prize

Rightmove and McDonald’s are teaming up to offer a prize of a £240,000 house as part of the Bigger Win Monopoly promotion. The prize is won by collecting the Park Lane and Mayfair property game stickers hidden among thousands given away with selected McDonald’s food purchases.

Broker service is having to take a back seat at C&G

After reading the numerous letters written about the service given by local Cheltenham & Gloucester branches, I felt compelled to write. As an ex-C&G mortgage adviser for over six years and now working as an independent adviser, perhaps I can shed some light on why brokers aren’t getting the same level of service they previously […]

HIP deadline changes again

The government has changed the deadline by which house sellers must have Home Information Packs if their properties are on the market before June 1 this year in a third successive amendment to the HIP regulations.

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White paper — recording sickness absence

The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions illustrate that sickness absence is still a major cost to businesses, with an annual bill for sick pay and associated costs to employers of £9bn. This paper from Jelf Employee Benefits looks at the importance of recording sickness absence for any employee health strategy and how this can be carried out in an efficient manner to reduce absence, improve employee engagement and drive up profits.


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