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Leeds record

Leeds has seen record half-year interim results with assets increasing 9% to 6.7bn. Pre-tax profits were 24m, and mortgage completions increased by 8%.


BM branch closures were tough but fair

It must have been with heavy hearts that the staff of the former society Birmingham Midshires received the news that their 150-year heritage was to be brought to an end. But in a world of pressurised profit margins the decision was inevitable so I doubt it came as a surprise to the workers or the […]

TFC promotes Emery

The Finance Centre has promoted Jayne Emery to head of field sales. Emery, who has been with TFC for three years, had previously been regional sales manager and brings nearly 15 years of experience to her new role.

Advantage appointment to MGM network panel

MGM Home Finance, a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Assurance, has added Advantage Home Loans, The Branded Mortgage Arranger to their mortgage panel, in a move to enhance broker and client benefits.MGM Assurance launched their mortgage network under the trading style of MGM Home Finance in 2003 and it now comprises of around 300 advisers. […]

Buy-to-let property prices up 5.5%

Septembers buy-to-let Index from Paragon Mortgages shows property prices paid by investor landlords easing slightly on last months level, but still almost 8,400, or 5.5%, higher than April 2005. This period of relatively strong increases in landlord property prices is in marked contrast with the months between November 2004 and April 2005, when property values […]


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