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MD marketing toolkit to boost pension clients

MD Pensions Solutions has launched a marketing toolkit to help brokers identify clients seeking to improve their pension provisions.



Lenders plan to offer high LTV deals soon

Lenders have told the Bank of England that they intend to launch higher LTV products in the next three months. The Bank regularly polls lenders about lending conditions in the previous three months and the next three, then compiles the results quarterly as part of its Credit Conditions Survey. The latest survey, for Q1 2010, […]

Automated systems can be fair in the non-prime market

I was interested to read last week on Mortgage Strategy Online that Kensington was looking to offer sub-prime deals to borrowers with a few County Court judgments. While a commendable approach, the back-handed criticisms of credit scoring and lenders that use such techniques is unwelcome. It is not credit scoring that prevents such applicants from […]


Following in the PM’s footsteps

Perhaps I’m suffering from Pre-General Election Stress Disorder Syndrome (PGESDS) or it may be symptomatic of the fact that politicians make poor role models but last night I had a nightmare in which Peter Mandelson overhears Gordon Brown on the telephone.

Rethink: industry objections to Treasury’s original proposals for regulation in the private rented

And officials have their eye on change in the buy-to-let sector too

Proposals on changing the form of the buy-to-let market are to be explored, according to the Treasury.It’s report entitled Mortgage Regulation: Summary of Responses states that the government will examine how to ensure the effect of regulation on the buy-to-let market is proportionate, particularly with regard to individual professional landlords. Further consultation on any changes […]


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