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BDS adds New Life to panel

BDS Mortgage Group has added New Life to its packaged lender panel. The equity release lender is a member of Safe Home Income Plans and has been writing mortgages since 2004.

Products on offer include main residence and second home lifetime mortgages as well as investment and holiday home loans.

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PACKAGING SUMMIT 2007: Common trading platform still long way off

A common mortgage e-commerce trading platform still looks to be a long way off following discussions on the second day of the Mortgage Strategy Packager Summit in Nice.Despite the general consensus among delegates that there must be greater cooperation between lenders and packagers on technology, there seems little hope that this will happen.Various reasons including […]

Landlords prefer to buy closer to home

New research for Landlord Mortgages has revealed that just over 77% of buy-to-let investors still choose to invest in their local area. Even in London, which boasts some of the highest house prices in the UK, over half of investors still choose to buy a property within five miles of their own residence.Investors who were […]

Date change for MT awards ceremony

The Mortgage Times Group has amended the date of its second annual awards ceremony from March 7 to March 6.Sponsored by Platform, the event is an opportunity for Mortgage Times to reward its top lender and broker partners across the UK.Titles to be scooped at the awards include appointed representative of the year, directly authorised […]

Anti-loan shark scheme to go nationwide

Chancellor Gordon Brown has unveiled additional funding to enable the national rollout of a scheme to tackle loan sharks, with a project in every region. Such schemes have been piloted in Birmingham and Glasgow. They work by improving financial advice for people and exposing and prosecuting those illegally charging exorbitant rates of interest. The government […]

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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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