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M2000 exclusive

Mortgage 2000 has launched an exclusive product from Leeds. It is a 100% mortgage at 5.72% fixed for five years with no upfront fees. The product will be available via a number of channels including m2-mortgage club, m2-d&p and Casemaster.

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Kevin Friend joins Money Partners

Money Partners has confirmed industry rumours that Kevin Friend, former director of sales at Scottish packager Opus, has joined the Middlesex-based lender as head of strategic partnerships.Friend left Opus earlier in October, stating at the time that after two-years with the Glasgow-based packager he was looking for new opportunities closer to his home in England. […]

FSA to review regulation one year on

A year after the introduction of statutory Financial Services Authoriys regulation, the regulator is due to begin a review of how the new rules are working in practice.The Council of Mortgage Lenders has today published an article reviewing the transition to the regulated environment, in which it argues that the costs of regulation have greatly […]

Solicitors welcome HIPs

Barnetts Solicitors senior partner has welcomes the introduction of Home Information Packs as a benefit to first-time buyers and potential cost cutter for customers. Statistics shows that 1m a day is wasted as a result of consumers spending money on valuations, legal advice and searches for house purchases that fail. Mr. Barnett, founder of Barnetts […]

Single-person households on the rise

It is estimated that by 2021, over 35% of all households in the UK will be people living alone. Single-person households now account for 29% of all UK homes, up from 18% in 1971, and this trend is expected to continue. But contrary to the stereotype of lonely old spinsters and playboy bachelors, 96% of […]

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