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SSM to expand distribution

Scarborough Specialist Mortgages is planning to make its new sub-prime products available to all brokers and not just packagers and key account brokers, ahead of schedule. The product range offers rates ranging from 5.29% on prime loans to 6.49% on adverse buy-to-let mortgages.

Tony Burdin, head of group marketing at Scarborough, says: “The extensive market research we carried out in the run-up to the launch of SSM was telling us we’d got the formula right. The packager associations and key account partners who have been on board with us since launch have been supportive and are putting a good level of business our way in what are still early days.”


FSA links with US regulator

The Financial Services Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with US regulator the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, to strengthen cooperation on the exchange of regulatory information.

Just Retirement appoints brand and communications manager

Just Retirement has announced the appointment of Andy Humphreys in the newly created role of brand and communications manager.He will join the communications team, aiding the development of Just Retirement’s planning and marketing activities for its life business as well as its new direct venture, Just Retirement Solutions. He will also assist in the development […]

Ecclesiastical Life to sell Hinton & Wild

Ecclesiastical Life is to sell independent equity release adviser Hinton & Wild as part of a re-focussing of its financial services strategy. Ecclesiasticals focus for the future will be on developing a multi-tie proposition and providing a range of financial products through third parties. Hinton & Wild has been an Ecclesiastical insurance group company for […]

Paaleads launches savings and investment leads

Lead distribution business has launched two new lead types savings and investment.Advisers can now request leads for savers with a lump sum to invest, or those that will commit to save a regular amount for a defined term. Investment customers will have indicated that they are looking to generate a greater return on their […]


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