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Charcol names sales director

John Charcol has appointed Duncan Banks as its new sales director. Banks has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and has held senior positions at foreign exchange specialist Travelex and Thomas Cook Financial. Most recently he was director of Alliance & Leicester’s retail network.


Experts should not make mistakes

Mortgages seem to be the in thing for MPs to get stuck into as the subject for early day motions. These motions allow MPs to call for a debate on any topic they feel deserves attention. It’s easy to take these things terribly seriously but even the parliamentary website that holds information on all the motions tabled points out that the vast majority will never be debated.

The long view

Barry Meeks will bring the benefit of long and diverse experience in the mortgage marketplace to his new role as managing director of Pink Home Loans, says Nicolette Botbol

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 […]

PTFS launches B&W exclusives

Personal Touch Financial Services has launched two exclusive buy-tolet products funded by Bristol & West Mortgages.

Mental health in the mainstream

By Amanda Docherty, senior marketing consultant Apart from career success, millions in the bank and, on appearance, coveted lifestyles, what else do Rio Ferdinand, Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding all have in common? They’ve all demonstrated that the power of celebrity can sometimes have a more altruistic purpose than idle gossip. Recently we’ve seen respected […]


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