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Help Personal Finance has signed a deal with Your Case Signed in a bid to slash application-to-completion times. Your Case Signed will offer a courier service, which will collect signed documents from clients and drop them off with the firm. It will then underwrite the cases and forward them to lenders.

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A website is offering brokers the chance to source packagers that offer the best proc fees.ProcFee.com compares packagers across the residential mortgage, se-cured loans, bridging finance and overseas sectors, allowing brokers to see which channel will give them the highest proc fees, and which packaging firms offer additional perks such as free valuations and legal […]

BDS picks E2M as HIP provider

BDS Mortgage Group has appointed Easier2Move as its main supplier of Home Information Packs.The HIP service provided by E2M will be made available to all BDS network members as well as any other brokers who wish to take advantage of it. Additional options such as Home Condition Reports or environmental searches are also available from […]

GHL quits PMPA to join RAMP

GHL Group has left the Professional Mortgage Packager Alliance to join the Regulatory Association of Mortgage Packagers. But it denies that its move is a result of the resignation of Jon O’Brien, former operations director at PMPA. KGB Packaging also recently left PMPA for RAMP, but also denies this is linked to O’Brien’s departure.

Communication is a two-way street

In a speech at the recent Mortgage Expo in Manchester, Mandy Spink, head of mortgages and credit unions at the Financial Services Authority, said that “after two and a half years of regulation, we would expect small mortgage firms to be in the habit of engaging with our communications”. This means taking on board its published reviews, she added, and considering whether changes should be made to the way they operate.

Life cover for life

When someone mentions whole of life plans, most people will think of a niche product that serves as an inheritance tax planning tool for high-net-worth clients. And it’s really not surprising they’ve been pigeonholed in that waybecause before the arrival of RDR in 2013, that’s more or less exactly what they were. For advisers thinking […]

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