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Pisces updates HIP standard

Pisces, the e-commerce standards organisation, has updated its Home Information Pack standard. This addresses steps from a HIP being requested through to its delivery.


Nationwide launches 25-year fixed mortgage

Nationwide has launched a 25-year fixed rate mortgage. The product includes a rate from 5.49%, and there are no early repayment changes after the first 10 years.Features of the 25-year fixed rate mortgage include the ability to overpay by up to £500 per month, underpay and take payment holidays, portability, and one arrangement fee.The product […]

Good client relationships will pay off

In this era of technology, companies are learning that one of the most important lessons of the old economy still holds true – building and maintaining client relationships is vital, says Sally Laker

Optoma offers free valuations and legals for DB

Optoma is to release exclusives with free valuations and free legals on the DB Mortgages product range.The new incentives are released alongside reduced rates for members of the Intrinsic Network. Chris Smith, new business manager at Optoma, says: “Optoma is delighted with the continued development of our relationship with DB Mortgages which goes from strength […]

Praxis aims to go green

Praxis is calling on the mortgage industry to go green after announcing it is to aim for a prestigious environment award by the end of the year.The mortgage packager has already passed the British Standard Institutions ISO9001 quality mark, and it is now aiming to complete its ISO14001 environmental management systems award in the next […]


DB transfer showstoppers

By Jim Grant, Senior Product Insight & Technical Support Analyst Transfers from defined benefit (DB) schemes are a bit of a hot topic just now. In this article we look at a couple of factors that could prevent a transfer from happening Equalisation of pensions Prior to the Barber case in 1990, DB pension schemes typically provided […]


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