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Mole bid a fond farewell to Strategy display sales executive Alana Heaton last week as she departed to join London-based Alexander Hall to train as a mortgage broker.

“I’ve always wanted to be a broker,” Heaton confessed to Mole. “I joined the magazine so I could get to know the industry and since then I’ve had num-erous offers, but Alexander Hall is the perfect fit for me.

“After all, I’ve been working alongside Strategy editor Hall for two years and now I’m going to work for Alexander Hall. My life is perfect.”


Wave suspends new lending

Merrill Lynch has confirmed that its UK subsidiary Wave is temporarily suspending new lending.

C&G’s commitment to brokers questioned

Cheltenham & Gloucester is being accused of bypassing brokers by encouraging estate agents’ inhouse brokers to submit applications via branches to avoid delays.Sources say an internal email was sent by C&G group managers telling staff to contact inhouse brokers and tell them to submit applications via its instant offer system, which is only available to […]

Abbey reintroduces exclusives

Abbey for Intermediaries is to reintroduce mortgage exclusives via its broker channel after withdrawing them last month to help maintain service levels.


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