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Brightstar hires Andy Jacovou

Brightstar Financial has hired ex-Tiuta head Andy Jacovou as a business consultant for Kit Thompson’s bridging and commercial division.

Jacovou, previously the head of new business at short-term lending Tiuta, also has previous experience at UX Mortgages and Abbey for Intermediaries.

Bridging Financial director Kit Thompson says: “We are delighted to welcome someone of Andy’s experience to Brightstar. With over five years as a bridging lender dealing with intermediaries, Andy brings an awesome amount of product and underwriting knowledge to share with our introducers.”


Gross mortgages given the cold shoulder as poor weather bites

Gross mortgage lending dropped 8 per cent in January, from £8.4bn in December down to £7.7bn. Figures from the British Bankers’ Association today show gross mortgage lending came in higher than the six month average of £7.6bn but adverse weather conditions impacted lending in January. The value of overall mortgage approvals fell from £8bn to […]

Aldermore sets up an online review and rate service

Aldermore has launched an online interaction service which allows customers to rate and review products as well as participate in question and answer sessions. The lender says the launch of the system makes it the first bank to offer a full customer interactive service and allows customers to track and follow products before making a […]


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