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Win free valuations

Deep Blue has launched an online Dolphin Olympics game offering intermediaries the chance to win free valuations.

The packager is challenging brokers to try and get the highest score by pulling off impressive flips and twists, with weekly winners eligible for free valuations from its 13-strong lender panel.

The competition runs until the end of April but entrants will be eligible for free valuations for the three months between May and July.


89% Of brokers want HIP launch to be postponed

Mortgage Strategy Online readers have made it clear how they feel about Home Information Packs, with 89% supporting the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ call for the government to postpone their implementation. Just 11% think HIPs should come in on June 1.

RBSIP cuts rates on two-year fixes

Royal Bank of Scotland Intermediary Partners has cut the rates on First Active and RBS two-year fixed rate products. The First Active online two-year fixed rate will be available at 5.39% with a £699 arrangement fee. The RBS twoyear fixed rate will be 5.69% with a £699 arrangement fee.

System eliminates re-keying of data

Trustguard and Invent Software have developed a generic application form to eliminate the need for brokers to re-key customer information when applying to several lenders.

Commercial First launches sales force

Commercial First is offering a support service for brokers to assist them in selling its products.Commercial First has recruited a sales team of six who will be the first point of contact for intermediaries who need help understanding the lender’s products and criteria or require extra knowledge and support in structuring deals.Stephen Johnson, sales and […]


Five ways to make your employee focus group session a success

by Debra Corey, group reward director  You just planned and booked what you thought was the perfect vacation for you and your family. You call everyone together to share the great news and instead of receiving sounds of glee and delight, you receive groans and complaints.Your youngest says: “I hate beaches, didn’t you know that?” (You think to […]


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