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SMS named top packager

Solent Mortgage Services has been named packager of the year by lending partner Preferred. This is the fourth time SMS has won this accolade.

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TMP appoints in-house mortgage consultant

The Mortgage Partnership has appointed an in-house mortgage consultant.Mark Kennedy, previously of Northern Rock, is now based at the new enquiries desk at TMPs principle office in Wirral. Reporting directly to head of operations Michelle Yates, Kennedy is responsible for taking new enquiries from brokers both over the telephone and online and advising on products […]

Only 57% back Conservative Right to Buy scheme

Just 57% of Mortgage Strategy Online readers think the Conservatives’ revamped Right to Buy scheme is a vote winner. This is despite a recent poll showing the Conservatives to be finally making headway and ahead of Labour. This week Mortgage Strategy asks: “Would you advise a first-time buyer to take out a ‘death bed’ mortgage?”

Hamptons’ business rockets by 87%

Hamptons Mortgages has reported a whopping 87% rise in business over the last three months compared to the same period last year. June, July and August saw record- business at the London-based brokerage, coinciding with rocketing gross mortgage levels across the industry – the Council of Mortgage Lenders reported gross mortgage lending of 30.4bn for […]

Hometrack AVM for edeus

Edeus has confirmed Hometrack will be supplying its automated valuation model for its point-of-sale offer proposition when it launches in September. Although the new lender intends to do most of its business through a POS-O system, Alan Cleary, managing director of edeus, says the waters are untested, so it only expects to do a small […]

A funny old year

The past 12 months have been turbulent – just take a look at this chart of the FTSE 100 over the last year. There have been some points which I’m sure would have caused your clients some concern, and possibly even had them looking for an alternative investment with reduced volatility; perhaps without reducing their […]

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