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Elderly in debt

Worrying evidence has emerged that increasing numbers of older people are struggling to service debts including mortgages. Age Concern Enterprises – the financial services arm of the UK’s charity for older people – warns that at least one in 10 enquirers calling its equity release helpline are cash-strapped home owners.


Focus announces strategic partnership with Dashboard Software

Focus Business Solutions, a provider of customer management solutions to the financial services market, has announced a strategic partnership with Dashboard Software, to deliver a suite mortgage technology solutions helping to further streamline the sales process.The partnership combines the technology expertise and industry knowledge of both organisations to provide a number of technology solutions for […]

The big sourcing systems have no incentive to change

From Ernie Reeves Simon Mouncher’s letter regarding sourcing systems (Mortgage Strategy October 17) is the tip of the iceberg and represents a much deeper underlying problem faced by packagers and product providers who want to see their products on one or more of the main sourcing systems. Packagers, branded mortgage arrangers and lenders have little […]

Mortgage Next launches overseas property products

Mortgage Next, a network and distribution club, has joined forces with International Property Sales to expand its service offerings into the overseas property arena, offering overseas property mortgages of up 80% as well as selling properties to its clients from a worldwide property portfolio.Lee Connolly, director of IPS, says: “This is a great opportunity for […]

em-group round table events a success

2005 has seen em-group host a number of round table events for their nationwide broker community in venues across the country.The many brokers who attended the events at locations including Newcastle upon Tyne and Bristol were given the chance to find out more information on the unrivalled services of the em- sub-brands including, em-homeloans, em-international, […]


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