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Em- birthday sponsor

em-Financial has revealed that Platform will be the title sponsor of its upcoming fifth birthday celebrations.

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Abbey relaunches first-time buyer range

Abbey is relaunching its range of mortgages for first-time buyers on August 30 with a host of new products and reduced rates on some existing products.In its 90% LTV range, Abbey is offering a two-year tracker at 5.14% with no booking fee, a five-year tracker at 5.19% with no booking fee, a five-year tracker at […]

Primrose to integrate in real time with lenders

Primrose has confirmed that it is finalising plans to offer full real-time integration with four lenders and provide brokers with point-of-sale binding decisions via its evaluate technology. Kevin Friend, national accounts director at Primrose, says it is working with GMAC-RFC, Advantage, Kensington Mortgages and Platform to integrate with their systems in time for its launch […]

Commercial broking at a crossroad

The commercial finance broking industry stands at a crossroad. Intermediaries have existed for many years but customer loyalty to banks has meant that only a small percentage (about 15%) of commercial mortgage business is written through brokers.

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A downhill stroll?

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has recently published new research, which once again demonstrates how the prospect of retirement is changing for older workers.

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