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Affirmative and The Mortgage Force launch bridging venture

Bridging lender Affirmative has linked up with The Mortgage Force to support its growth in the bridging loans market.

The Mortgage Force has a referral arrangment with Affirmative which means that Affirmative’s bridging loans will be available to the whole of its franchise network.

Paul Rumbold, marketing and sales director of Affirmative, says: “There is real synergy between the two organisations and the arrangement helps both parties in the market.

“This also helps to support our growth strategy for the future.”


AMI predicts the regulation of second charge mortgages

The EU directive on harmonised mortgage regulation in member states could force the regulation of second charge mortgages, predicts Chris Cummings, director general of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries.Speaking at a seminar at Financial Services Scotland in Glasgow, Andrew Turrell, manager in the mortgage and credit unions department of the Financial Services Authority refused to […]

Dale Knight joins Mortgage Next

Mortgage Next Network has appointed Dale Knight as director of recruitment. Knight will head up Mortgage Next’s AR recruitment drive and will report to Gemma Harle, managing director of Mortgage Next. Previously Knight was sales director for the South at Prestbury Financial. Prior to that he headed up the Professional Mortgage Network, and was also […]

Lenders and brokers honoured at MT Awards

Mortgage Times paid tribute to its lender and intermediary partners last night at its annual awards ceremony at the glamorous Claridges Hotel.One highlight from the night was Platforms head of sales Richard Beardshaw making the winning bid for the charity auction, donating 6,600 to The Nation Deaf Childrens Society and winning himself three nights in […]

Don’t think of IVAs as an easy option

As brokers with the best interests of your clients at heart it is essential you understand the options available to them when they have serious problems and make sure they don’t go for what might seem to be easy options.

Can UK companies satisfy global appetites?

By Mark Martin, Manager of Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund

Rapid economic and income growth is leading to a dramatic shift in diet towards protein products right around the globe. UK companies such as Genus, the world’s largest livestock breeder, are benefiting from this increasing demand. Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses this investment theme.


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