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Vesta recieves minded to approve letter

Vesta Money and its sister company, the recently-launched Vesta Packaging Ltd, are based at Poole in Dorset. Vesta is a member of the packager&#39s alliance RAMP.


Mark Leaper, managing director of Vesta Money, says: “This is recognition of the time and effort we have put into ensuring that our compliance is spot on. Our customers now know that we have in place all the compliance infrastructure that we need.”



Small brokers face big issues

There are tough issues coming up for the small mortgage broker and it doesn&#39t look good for the consumer – or for anyone who values a competitive market. The concern is that small brokers (as defined by the relatively small volume of mortgage protection business they will be producing) will be a less appealing proposition […]

FSA will watch small firms closely

Second charge secured loans are often overlooked as a viable alternative to remortgages. Over the past five years or so, the second charge or secured loans market has gone from strength to strength. Since 1999 the market has grown by more than 30% and I expect this trend to continue over the next year, albeit […]

Nationwide takes best (and worst) service award

While Nationwide was voted as giving the worst service to brokers at the ceremony in Bristol, in a bizarre twist subsidiary UCB Home Loans was voted as giving best service. Andrew Forsey, managing director of Andrew Forsey Financial Services, asked brokers via Mortgage Strategy&#39s letters page to vote on the best and worst service among […]

Mutual benefits of dealing with societies

The big guns of BMS having made their position clear by withdrawing the KFI facility from sourcing systems, others will surely follow. But most things move in cycles and I believe brokers could look at going back to how things were done in the good old days. Specifically, dealing more with building societies could lead […]

Could Proptech revolutionise construction?

By Rebecca Murphy, relationship manager, LendInvest  The construction sector offers enormous potential when considering the implication emerging technologies could have on both existing processes and final results. While the completion of an entirely 3D-printed office block may be ‘sexier’ news than a new smart toolbelt that tracks the wearer’s location on site, each area of development […]


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