View more on these topics

Specialist financial consultancy celebrates first year anniversary

Mitchell Moneypenny Ltd (MML), a growing financial services marketing & PR consultancy, has appointed a new account director, Gina Courtis, after a year in business.

This coincides with two new client wins, for leading online quotes provider, Webline and one of Europe&#39s top financial technology specialists, Spektra.

Gina Courtis is an award-winning PR practitioner, formerly at Energy Public Relations and Gravitas PR, managing projects for Marlborough Stirling plc. With over four and a half years experience in both business-to-business and consumer PR, Gina will be working alongside managing director, Nicola Mitchell, to head up a range of financial service and technology accounts including the new adviser event program,, 1st Software and the two new client wins.

Rory Curran, managing director of 1st Software, says: “We congratulate Nicola and her team for a very successful first year. It has been a very busy time with the launch of our Adviser Office range of products and the briefings, which have been hugely successful and enjoyed by all IFAs attending. We wish Mitchell Moneypenny continued success in the future and congratulate them on winning these two new accounts.”

Mitchell Moneypenny opened its doors to business in October 2001, having been set up by Nicola Mitchell. Following Misys&#39 takeover of the DBS group, and AssureSoft, in September 2001, Nicola left her role as sales and marketing director of AssureSoft to set up the consultancy, with the intention to provide specialist marketing, PR and strategic advice to firms operating in the financial services technology arena.

Nicola Mitchell, managing director of MML, says: “At a difficult time for the industry, we are delighted that our first year in business has been such a successful one. The specialist nature of our business and our in-depth experience in technology solutions and the IFA sector has proved to be a powerful combination. Gina&#39s additional support will be invaluable to ensure that our clients continue to benefit from high levels of service and professional advice and we are delighted to have her on board.”


New lender, Abacus says &#39you can count on us&#39

The mortgage industry will see the launch of its latest branded lender next week with the launch of the firm Abacus Permanent.Abacus, which will initially be funded by Bristol & West and Preferred Mortgages, will unveil a product range including full status, self-certification, buy-to-let, right-to-buy and adverse credit at the Mortgage Business Expo 2002, at […]

Online Services from Mortgage Express achieves over £1bn in DIPS

Intermediaries using Online Services, the internet facility from Mortgage Express, have submitted decisions in principle with a value exceeding £1billion so far this year. Online Services, which launched to the market in February 2002, enables intermediaries to obtain fully credit scored decisions in principle in minutes. It also enables them to submit applications online and […]

Fed cuts rates 0.5%

The Federal Reserve&#39s rate-setting body slashed interest rates 50 basis points yesterday. The rate cut was expected, but most observers were betting on a quarter-point drop. The Federal Open Market Committee said yesterday: “The Committee continues to believe that an accommodative stance of monetary policy, coupled with still-robust underlying growth in productivity, is providing important […]

New CML review of the Northern Ireland housing market

Northern Ireland continues to have the highest proportion of homeowners in the UK at over 72%, according to the 2002-2003 edition of the Council of Mortgage Lenders&#39 National Markets Review. However, the overall size of the Northern Ireland market is small compared to the UK as a whole. Just 3% of all mortgages in the […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up