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Mark Lofthouse, CEO, Mortgage Brain

“Many thought M-Day would strangle business but we’re all still thriving. Brokers now use more features in Mortgage Brain, and electronic trading has gone through the roof.”


Report slams call centre conditions

An independent report has slammed Indian call centres as modern day sweatshops comparable with Roman slave ships. The study into working conditions in centres, compiled for the Indian government by the Delhi-based National Institute of Labour, accuses managers of bullying staff and creating a climate of fear. It says centres offer little job security and […]

Leighton chairs Financial Services Practicioner Panel

Roy Leighton today takes over as chairman of the Financial Services Practitioner Panel. He succeeds Jonathan Bloomer, who stands down and assumes the role of deputy chairman for one year. Mr Leighton is chairman of Nymex Europe.The Panel was established under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 as a statutory body that represents the […]

Elephant to seek AIM listing

Elephant Loans & Mortgages, the holding company of Elephant Loans, has announced its intention to seek a listing on AIM on November 18 2005. ARM Corporate Finance Limited is acting as the xompanys nominated adviser, with SVS Securities as its broker. Up to 21,666,666 new ordinary shares are being issued at 3p per share. Assuming […]

MortgageStream Version 3 to be launched at Expo

MortgageStream, the mortgage broker case management software will launch Version 3 of its software at this years Mortgage Business Expo in London on November 16 and 17.The current version of MortgageStream was launched at last years expo and ensures brokers can manage new business pipeline, relationships and sales communications with clients. Version 3 has been […]

Don’t play chicken with the Bank of Japan

By Josh Ausden, Head of Client Investment Strategy, Neptune Short-term yen strength has hurt the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund but recent events have only added weight to our conviction that the Bank of Japan will act to ease policy, boosting multinationals’ profits and weakening the yen. In recent weeks the performance of the Japanese stockmarket […]


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