From David WebsterI am intrigued by Kevin Paterson’s assessment of The Hanley’s website (Mortgage Strategy September 12) and specifically his assertion that it represents a “mutual with big aspirations but very little idea”. A website is merely a window onto an organisation’s business strategy and he should have considered the latter before assessing the former. It’s hardly a surprise that our website appears relatively unfriendly to brokers as our lending business is 90% direct – intentionally so. The website is aimed at new and existing customers in our heartland and beyond who wish to deal with a lender direct. We have never claimed to be in the Premier League of lenders for intermediaries but as Paterson himself admits, our products are competitive and our service to customers is worthy of Champions’ League qualification. There is plenty room for different types of websites, just as there is for a variety of lender strategies, not all of which focus on intermediary business. This is not parochial – it’s simply playing to our strengths.
Managing director Bill Dudgeon and director of sales and marketing Mark Bergin have quit The Mortgage Business along with fellow directors David Parry and Paul Graham. All four are leaving to go to Deutsche Bank for yet to be announced positions, though they are widely tipped to be launching a specialist lender into the intermediary […]
Pink Home Loans has improved rates across its branded lending range funded by First National. Fixed rates are now 0.25% better than the old range and discounts have been increased to 1.65% for one-year and 1.15% for two-year discounted products.
The Scarborough is building on the success of its recent Plasma TV giveaway with another industry first; this time an Apple iMac G5 package.The UKs second oldest building society is offering a state-of-the-art family computer package with its limited issue MortgagePlus Five-year Flexible Fixed and Five-year Flexible Base Rate Tracker mortgages.From September 28 until October […]
A report published by Standard Life Bank says 41% thirtysomethings would consider buying a prefab house. The UK market for prefab housing is worth 1.6bn and growing at 30% per year. Prefab penthouses – worth up to 2.5m, built off-site and delivered by helicopter to your rooftop – solid timber lodges built from wood from […]
This month will see the release of a TV advertising campaign to raise awareness of auto-enrolment among small and micro employers. It arrives before an unprecedented number of businesses approach their staging date.
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