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Top of the League

Top Of The League – the competition that seeks to reward the best talent in the broker market – has returned for another season. Launched by Woolwich mortgages from Barclays in 2010, the aim is to offer intermediaries an opportunity to scoop fantastic prizes, such as the Barclays Premier League Player Of The Month trophy. But this season has an exciting twist. Working with Barclays and last season’s judges, who have signed on for another year, the competition will concentrate on networks and clubs. Each month we will focus on a different network or club and look for a Player Of The Month exclusively from that company.

NAME: Richard Alton
COMPANY: Alton Mortgages
JOB TITLE: Mortgage consultant
NETWORK: Mortgage Next

NAME: Bobby Sherlock
COMPANY: Stan Sherlock Associates
JOB TITLE: Mortgage adviser
NETWORK: Openwork



Woolwich reopens 75% door to intermediaries

Barclays returned to offering 75% LTV for buy-to-let through brokers last week, after relaunching via the direct channel a week earlier. Through its Woolwich brand, the lender is offering a two-year fixed rate up to 75% LTV at 5.29% and a two-year tracker up to 75% LTV at base plus 3.99%. It has changed its […]


Y3S subsidiary is forced to go into administration

Y3S Group has placed one of its subsidiaries, BMB Financial Limited, into administration, leaving behind liabilities of £191,418. A statement of affairs report filed on Companies House shows BMB had liabilities of £191,418.92, of which £92,053.14 is owed to HM Revenue & Customs, £50,724.54 to Fortis Insurance Company and £19,020 to Cardiff City Council. Creditors […]

Less well-off take 22 years to save first home deposit

Lower to middle income households face a 22-year wait to save a deposit on their first home, according to a report out last week. The Resolution Foundation says this compares to just an eight-year wait in 2001 and adds that it would be even longer for those living in London. In its report, The Essential […]

Brexit and the mid cap buying opportunities

Video update from Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, Neptune Investment Management With the Brexit referendum scheduled for 23 June, how much risk is priced into the market and is the current volatility a long-term buying opportunity? Watch Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, and Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager on the UK Mid Cap and […]


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