The efforts of personal finance journalists from around the UK were rewarded at last week's 2003 Bradford & Bingley Media Awards, held in London at the Cinnamon Club, Westminster. Mortgage Strategy editor Robyn Hall is pictured here collecting the 2003 trade magazine of the year runner-up prize from Bradford & Bingley chief executive Chris Rodrigues. The awards were presented by BBC news presenter Sophie Raworth, pictured left. Pensions World came first, with lender magazine Mortgage Finance Gazette being the only other shortlisted title.
Rob Clifford, chief executive, mortgageforce A staggering number of people still find that they cannot get on the housing ladder without difficulty. Some 28% of mortgageforce clients in the first quarter of 2003 took out a mortgage which delivered cheaper repayments than the rental commitment they were leaving behind. Monthly affordability simply isn't the issue […]
From Gary DixonFor some time now the jockeying for position by networks for mortgage brokers has been intensifying to such a degree that they are now forgoing accuracy for advertising-style rhetoric. Take for example Richard Griffiths' comments about fees (Mortgage Strategy October 13). His assertion that “a firm needs to buy the FSA handbook for […]
Mortgage 2000 has launched a separate distribution and packaging company for brokers who use the Mortgage Brain sourcing system. M2 mortgage club and m2-d&p will appear as 1st source direct and 1st source processing for users of the Mortgage Brain system. The club will offer mortgages from over 45 lenders on a direct submission basis […]
West Brom's website has been awarded a 'standard of excellence' award at the annual WebAward Competition. The highly regarded Webward competition is conducted each year by the Web Marketing Association, an independent organisation, which highlights companies that have excelled on the web. The competition attracted over 1,000 entries from more than 19 countries across the […]
Indian equities have officially re-entered a bull market, with the benchmark index climbing to a 11-month high. But this is just the start, argues Neptune head of Indian Equities Kunal Desai. Read more: Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a guide for future […]
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