Bankhall has revealed the impending launch of Bankhall Connect, its multi-tie proposition for directly authorised intermediary firms.Advisers who join Bankhall Connect will have access to investment, pension and protection products from just six providers via a dedicated portal. These are AXA, Clerical Medical, Norwich Union, Prudential, Skandia and Standard Life. Peter Mann, chief executive of Bankhall, says: “Depolarisation has opened new opportunities for directly authorised firms to broaden the appeal of their services to consumers. We are giving advisers the tools they need to capitalise on these.”
Physical inspections could become a thing of the past for mortgage lenders as automated valuation models are met with a seal of approval from leading rating agency Standard and Poors. Its latest guideline on automated valuation models demonstrates they are as near-as-dammit as accurate as a surveyors physical inspection. Hometracks AVM utilises its database of […]
Bournemouth-based Regency Mortgage Corporation is celebrating as it reaches the major milestone of a decade in business.Its ten years of trading was marked, amongst other things, with a gala dinner attended by key figures from the mortgage industry.Regency, a leading mortgage intermediary in the sub-prime market, especially council house Right to Buy and remortgages, provides […]
Mortgage Express is investigating allegations that one of its sales team has been incorrectly advising brokers on how to fill in self-cert mortgage applications. One source tells Mortgage Strategy that a broker has voiced concerns to senior management at MEX after he was advised by one of its BDMs on how to exploit loopholes in […]
Southern Pacific Mortgage Limited has appointed Lisa Leavy as business development manager for the Cheltenham and Gloucester and South Wales regions. Leavy will report to regional manager, Jenny Tucker. She joins SPML from one year in a sales and marketing role, prior to which she was a branch manager with Lloyds TSB, dealing with and […]
A report from the Centre for the Modern Family out last week presents some interesting — and perhaps rather worrying — findings.
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