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Mortgage 2000 takes part in spooky stayover

Staff from Mortgage 2000 and parent company have taken part in a spooky stayover to raise money for The Special Care Baby Unit at a local hospital.

The team visited the Plas Teg in Wrexham, a 17th century Jacobean mansion listed as one of the most haunted properties in the UK.

Once home to the hanging Judge Jeffries and later being occupied by residents of a mental asylum it proved the perfect setting for the adventure.

The Mortgage 2000 team were accompanied by Cheshire Paranormal Society and a number of practicing mediums.

Stephen Lloyd, head of marketing at Mortgage 2000, says: “It was, as the title suggests, a very spooky evening. I can safely say we definitely earned every penny of our sponsorship money.

“Many of the team have come back with photographs of spirit orbs and unexplainable shadows. It was a great night but probably one that I am in no hurry to repeat, I think we should just stick to running marathons like everyone else.”


C2 calls for FSA to probe AR restrictions

C2-financial is calling on the Financial Services Authority to look into why some networks restrict their appointed representatives to the packagers on their panels. The mortgage packager and branded lender has raised questions over the ability of the ARs of many networks to treat their customers fairly when they are forced to deal with only […]

HBOS unveils 10 to let deal

HBOS is expanding its portfolio products across the three brands, The Mortgage Business, BM Solutions andBank of Scotland, to include a 10 tolet product. Available at first through TMB, the product will allow borrowers to have as many properties as they want, provided theydon’t exceed the 10m mark.

SPML completes 400m securitisation

Southern Pacific Mortgage Limited has completed a 400m securitisation of its mortgage assets, consisting of 85% first charge and 15% second charge mortgages from across its light adverse and sub-prime product ranges. The securitisation was arranged and lead-managed by Lehman Brothers, who were joined by UniCredit Banca Mobiliare as co-manager. Notes were issued in US […]

Amber sells 14m of mortgage loans to the Scottish

Amber Homeloans has announced its 50th portfolio transaction following the sale of 14.2m of mortgage loans to the Scottish. This is the first transaction between these two organisations and was brokered by Mutual One.Mark Smitheringale, director of asset trading at Amber, says: “We are delighted to have established this relationship with the Scottish and look […]

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Auto-enrolment — don’t leave it too late…

With auto-enrolment (AE) well under way for the UK’s largest businesses, over the next three years an additional 800,000 smaller employers (with less than 60 employees) will start their journey to comply with the legislation. AE mandates all eligible employees and their respective employers to make regular pension contributions into a qualifying pension scheme. To learn more about the legislation read our brief Jelf AEase — simple steps to AE compliance guide.


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