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BDS partners Viva to boost AR numbers

BDS Mortgage Group’s network has partnered with overseas lender Viva Costa International Mortgages to help boost its appointed representative numbers by 25% in 2008.

Through the deal, BDS’ ARs can monitor their cases using Viva’s online tracking system and access assistance with overseas property purchases.

Bob Hope, sales and marketing director at BDS, says: “The overseas market continues to provide brokers with plenty of potential, and by teaming up with specialists we are enabling our members to maximise opportunities in this area.”

Mike Fitzgerald, sales director at Brentchase Financial Services, says: “Overseas business can be a minefield and any service that helps brokers understand foreign property markets are welcome.”


Goldsmith data bucks trend

Goldsmith Williams figures published last week reveal a 20% increase in completions.The figures compare one-month periods in Q4 2007 and Q1 2008 and defy expectations of fewer completions due to the liquidity crisis.Alan Dring, sales and marketing director at Goldsmith Williams, says a reduction in the firm’s business volumes has allowed brokers to focus on […]

Nottingham set to expand its commercial arm

Nottingham Building Society wants to hear from specialist commercial introducers and residential brokers seeking to expand their own businesses as it looks to meet growing demand for its range of commercial mortgages from small and medium-sized firms.

Paradigm launches large loan exclusive with Bank of Scotland

Paradigm Mortgage Services has launched an exclusive large loan product with the Bank of Scotland.The three-year large loan fixed rate product is offered at 5.75% up to April 30 2011. The product is available to 90% LTV on mortgages over £500,000, up to a maximum of £2m, and comes with an arrangement fee of 0.5%. […]


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