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Kensington boss joins CML as part of executive team

Keith Street, head of Kensington, has been appointed to the executive committee of the Council of Mort-gage Lenders.

Street says it is an honour to join the CML’s executive committee, particularly at such an important time for the industry.

He says: “A lot has changed in the past few years and while we are certainly on the path to recovery there is still much more to do.

“It’s not just intermediaries who need a strong mortgage sector, we also owe it to our customers to build an industry that is able to provide home funding for individuals with a diverse range of personal circumstances in a responsible and sustainable way.”


Broker credit blips are irrelevant to the way they do the job

AMI’s warning that minor credit blips could lead to brokers not gaining approval signals one more way the intermediary market is being diminished. Having just been through the worst recession in my lifetime I have to ask – why should brokers be treated differently from any other industry with regard to their personal finances? Would […]

Woolwich cuts offset mortgage rate

To mark its tenth anniversary of offset, Woolwich mortgages is cutting the rate of its current offset deal by 40 basis points from 3.49% (base + 2.99) to 3.09% – base + 2.59.


New entrants chase away Monday blues

Last week that awful Monday morning feeling passed me by. The sunshine had something to do with it but there were other reasons to be cheerful, namely news that two new mortgage lenders – Aldermore and Precise Mortgages – had entered the market. As someone from the Council of Mortgage Lenders recently admitted, only about […]


Health Shield joins the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries

Health cash plan provider Health Shield has joined the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries (AMII) as a corporate member. The non-profit-making Friendly Society is one of eight health cash plan providers to join the intermediary trade body, which is looking to establish working parties with intermediaries and providers on issues such as product innovation and regulation.


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