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Just Retirement business grows

Just Retirement’s business figures for the six months to December 31 2006 show growth in equity release advances of 55% quarter-on-quarter.

Mortgage advances have seen a substantial increase and the company says new business quotations and applications are likely to see a continuing strong performance.

Just Retirement signed a three-year distribution agreement in November with SAGA. The company is providing a retirement advice service to customers who are introduced to it by SAGA.


Minding the inflation gap is a tough job

There’s an old saying that perception is reality to some people. It is clear that the three rate rises since August have made many mortgage customers sit up and take notice, and the January rise was an unpleasant surprise.

Mortgage Match launches website

Mortgage Match, Nottinghamshire, has launched a new website as part of a long term Information Technology strategy. Functions include an active online “application in principle” form, comprehensive downloadable documents, links to all panel lenders’ websites and information services for brokers to place and process mortgage and secured loan applications.Mary Kavanagh-Jones, director of Mortgage Match, says: […]

Bright Finance unveils growth plans

Bright Finance, a consumer credit organisation, has unveiled growth plans that include more than 20 new jobs.The expansion comes after a successful 12 months for Bright, who processed more than 1bn in loan applications last year from its 200-strong workforce based at Chapeltown in Yorkshire.Bright Finance acts as a broker between customers seeking credit and […]

Reduce exit fees, says has called for exit fees to be reduced, following the Financial Services Authoritys call for exit fee transparency.Louise Cuming, head of mortgages at, says: Since the FSA called for more transparency on exit fees back in June, lenders have failed to respond. Indeed, the only real movement within the existing market to date […]


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