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Solent ties up with Goldsmith

Solent Mortgage Services has appointed Goldsmith Williams as its preferred conveyancing partner. By working with Goldsmith Williams and taking advantage of its 10-day completion guarantee on remortgages, SMS says it can offer an enhanced service to brokers.

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The voting lines are now open for the Pink Home Loans Service Awards 2006. The awards recognise service excellence in the financial services industry for lenders, suppliers and intermediaries.Intermediaries can vote for the lenders and suppliers they feel have delivered exceptional service over the past 12 months and the lenders and suppliers get to vote […]

First-time buyers will not be able to afford a home until London Olympics

House price inflation means would-be first-time buyers in London saving for a deposit will not cross the finishing line before the start of the 2012 Olympics.As the cost of housing continues to soar, figures released by The Co-operative Bank show that first-time buyers must save for longer in order to find the amount needed for […]

CMC signs up to PMPA

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 […]

Sub-prime deals

Guaranteed and Genesis Home Loans have launched a range of sub-prime products funded by Rooftop Mortgages. The exclusives are all two-year fixed products based on Rooftop’s core range, but with a reduction in the rates. There are seven products – six of which are residential and the seventh is a buy-to-let portfolio scheme.

Three catalysts for European equities

By Rob Burnett, Manager of the Neptune European Opportunities Fund In recent weeks, the bear case for European equities has become more pronounced on the back of weaker-than-expected GDP data and deflation concerns. This softening in economic momentum has led some investors to question whether the ECB is behind the curve and indeed whether it […]

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