Retirement Plus has appointed Graham Bignell as senior relationship manager for the South-East. Bignell has 29 years experience in the mortgage industry and, until recently, worked for Standard Life.
Countrywide Mortgage Centre is the latest packaging firm to join The Professional Mortgage Packagers Alliance. Situated in Bedford and part of UK estate agency and financial services group Countrywide, CMC has a direct-to-consumer operation, a packaging business that services brokers across most of England and deals with mortgage applications to non-panel lenders that originate from […]
Estate agency network Sequence has appointed David Plumtree to the newly created role of operations director.
A new report from Defaqto reveals that the rapid growth of the equity release market is set to continue, driven by changing customer needs and better product design. But a lack of qualified advisers and solicitors is constraining the sectors potential, the report adds.Recent market predictions are for new equity release business to nearly double […]
National broker John Charcol has chosen eMoneyfacts as its mortgage sourcing system. The decision was made on the basis of the reliability and accuracy of Moneyfacts data as well as the competitive pricing of the eMoneyfacts product.Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, says: I have used Moneyfacts Datascreen for several years and although […]
By Jim Grant, Senior Product Insight & Technical Support Analyst The definitions of adjusted income and threshold income used to determine whether, and to what extent, someone’s annual allowance will be reduced can be confusing. Here we try to make sense of it all. The annual allowance will be reduced for high income individuals from […]
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