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Malkin takes Assurant role

Assurant Solutions has appointed Anna Malkin to join its client relationship management team.

Malkin joins the business from Genworth Financial (formerly GE Financial Insurance) where she spent eight years in client management working with banks, building societies, broker networks and finance houses.


GMAC-RFC reports 79% broker satisfaction

GMAC-RFC says that over three-quarters of brokers are satisfied with its level of service. A recent survey shows 79% of brokers said the service was above or better than average and 67% reported turnaround times were good or excellent. GMAC-RFC attribute its competitive standards of service with its POSD system, which benefits brokers by freeing […]

APR rates could mislead customers

Relying solely on advertised APR rates to choose the best deal on a loan could mislead borrowers into picking the most expensive product on the market rather than the cheapest, warns online financial data comparison site Brown, chief executive of Moneynet, says: “Consumers are led to believe that the cheapest loan is the one […]

Lloyds expand islamic banking services

Lloyds TSB in Bethnal Green is to start offering Islamic banking services to the area’s Muslim community from today. The branch is the latest to join LloydsTSB’s Islamic Financial Services pilot, which has expanded to include seventeen branches across the UK.The branch will now offer a current account and home finance, designed to meet the […]

Mortgages plc launches affordability based approach to underwriting

Mortgages plc, the UK residential lender and wholly owned subsidiary of Merrill Lynch, is launching a new affordability based approach to underwriting, with a bespoke product range available to a limited number of its key intermediary and packager partners. The range offers the only two year fixed rate product in the sub-prime market that is […]


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