View more on these topics

This week

Abbey features in our capped, true cost over five years table this week, James Cotton, mortgage specialist at London & Country, says: “Abbey has some good fixed rates at the moment such as its two-year fixed rate at 4.29%, which is one of the best in the market.”

Source: Network Data Ltd’s mortgageLink (01932 875 876)

Accord Mortgages features in our offset product table this week. Mike Fitzgerald, sales director of Brentchase Financial Services, says: “Accord has established a strong reputation recently. We used it for a fixed rate offset product and everything has gone smoothly. What is particularly good about the rate is that it is available for existing borrowers as well as new ones.”


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 […]


I have not signed up a single client from leads I bought

From Chris Platt An advert for in your last edition prompted me to write about my experience with this company. The advertisement is misleading as it suggests that an intermediary would earn 2,200 froman outlay of 325. I recently bought 15 leads at 32.50 per lead and as this was my first purchase from […]

B&B published quarterly mortgage market review

Bradford & Bingley has published its quarterly mortgage market review. Duncan Pownall, mortgage development manager at Bradford & Bingley, says: “After a slow start to the quarter gross mortgage lending rose in August to an estimated 27.5bn one of the highest figures on record. “All types of lending increased, although the most marked was remortgaging […]

Moneyfacts comments on Apple giveaway

Moneyfacts has commented on the mortgage incentive from Scarborough. From September 28, the Society is offering a state-of-the-art family computer package with its limited issue MortgagePlus Five-year Flexible Fixed and Five-year Flexible Base Rate Tracker mortgages.Consumers who take out Fixed rate product at 5.29% until 29/11/10 or a tracker rate 5.29% (variable) to 29/11/06, then […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up