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Y3S offers faster applications

Y3S loans has launched DoxReady, an IT system for the secured loan market designed to cut application times.


Sub-prime slump claims sales jobs at Freedom

Freedom Finance has axed 14 em-ployees in response to a downturn in sub-prime lending.This follows the culling of 40 jobs at Freedom and subsidiary Mortgage Next at the end of November.The recent job losses affected 11 field sales advisers and three field sales managers.Richard Beaumont, managing di-rector of the Cheshire-based brokerage, says: “At a conservative […]

Chief who loves to get his arms around the business

Last month Heritable Bank, the specialist lending subsidiary of Landsbanki, reported a 59% increase in pre-tax profits – so what is the secret of chief executive Mark Sismey-Durrant’s success?

Goldsmith Williams partners with Berkeley James

Goldsmith Williams has partnered with mortgage packager Berkeley James. The exclusive arrangement will see the conveyancer provide a range of products and services to Berkeley James customers. These include access to GWLive – Goldsmith Williams’ online case management system that allows cases to be tracked in real time, offering far greater transparency throughout the purchase […]

Advantage sale rumours denied

Morgan Stanley has publicly denied rumours that Credit Suisse has submitted an offer to snap up the shell of Advantage, its defunct UK lending arm. But a source inside the US investment firm has confirmed it is considering offers for the business. Advantage ceased trading on February 13 following the withdrawal of its HomeBuy and […]

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Guide: Johnson Fleming produces auto-enrolment checklist

For a job as big as managing the auto-enrolment changes, it’s important to know what has been completed and what still lies in front of you to give you the reassurance that everything is in hand. Getting the planning and project management right at the outset can help you see the path ahead and ensure everyone knows their roles and responsibilities. To help with this, Johnson Fleming has produced a checklist outlining every step that needs to be taken when preparing for auto-enrolment.


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