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BuildStore relaunches website

Self-build and renovation specialist BuildStore has relaunched its website,, with a new look and enhanced functionality.

The website, which over the past 12 months has clocked up an average of 4,000 daily visitors, sports a number of new features including a facility to carry out preliminary mortgageapplications online or use &#39Mortgage Chooser&#39 for those who don&#39t know what type of finance. It also has generic information about self build issues, community message board, a special page for property developers and improved Plotsearch database.

Raymond Connor, founder and managing director of Buildstore, says: “E-business has always been a key component of our strategic aim to become the hub of the UK self build market. This year alone we have increased our subscriptions base to Plotsearch by over 17,000 new members. Our specialist web design team is committed to providing the highest possibleservice to Buildstore&#39s online customers and answering the needs of the self-build community.”


Brokers fear for lender&#39s service

The lender has reduced the number of LTV bands from three to two on all fixed rate and tracker products. New borrowers with an LTV of between 75% and 90% will now pay the same rate as borrowers in the 0% to 75% LTV band. Mike Fitzgerald, sales director at Brentchase Financial Services, says: “Nationwide&#39s […]

Legal & General Partnership receives MTA letter

The Legal & General Partnership has been issued with its minded to authorise letter by the FSA. The Legal & General Partnership will act as principal for firms wishing to be Legal & General&#39s appointed representatives for mortgage, protection and general insurance sales under the new FSA regulations starting to come into effect from October […]

AXA launches mortgage proposition

AXA last week announced lthe launch of its mortgage proposition as part of its strategy to become a major player in the UK mortgage advice marketplace. AXA has applied to the Financial Services Authority for principal status for mortgage and general insurance business written by its tied distribution partners. By taking mortgage principal status AXA […]

Alexander Hall triumphant

The inaugural event saw TMW take on eight of London&#39s top brokerages and Mortgage Strategy in a series of matches. In the runners-up match Savills Private Finance faced The Mortgage Works. That game resulted in a 2-2 draw but TMW went on to win on penalties. Overall man of the tournament, chosen by the referees, […]


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