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Halifax joins data sharing initiative

Halifax has joined the recently announced initiative to extend the amount of data credit providers share.

It says any improvement in the data made available by lenders to each other is a positive move for lenders and consumers alike.

For a number of years, it has provided both positive and negative credit data across all its products, including current accounts. Halifax believes that current account data-sharing should also be introduced by all major banks.


Woolwich launches buy-to-let tracker rates

Woolwich has launched buy-to-let tracker rates available from today.The product range includes a Barclays Bank base rate plus 0.89% tracker rate for loans up to 75% LTV, and a BBBR plus 0.99% switch and save tracker for loans up to 75% LTV. They also include a set of stepped trackers with year one headline rates […]

Brunig sets up HIP provider for the independent market

Peter Bruning, who resigned as chairman of SecureMove in June, has revealed to Mortgage Strategy he is launching an alternative Home Information Pack provider to cater for the independent market.

Who laughs last, laughs loudest

What an amazing vitriolic and emotive diatribe from Keith Baldwin of Home of Choice (Mortgage Strategy, November 21). This was in response to an earlier article of mine which questioned the number of AR applications being claimed by Home of Choice.

Close Brothers considering setting up lender

Close Brothers, owners of network Mortgage Intelligence, are considering setting up a lender at the end of 2006, with a set decision due early next year.The news has created concerns as to whether the group would be creating a conflict on interest by having both a network and a lender in the group.Bob Golden, a […]


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