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CeMAP Services records 20,000 web hits

CeMAP Services has recorded over 20,000 web hits in its first month.

More than 1,000 people have already registered to receive monthly compliance updates from the service launched by the Institute of Financial Services and the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

The CeMAP Services website offers visitors the opportunity to post compliance questions to a dedicated team of mortgage specialists and view other visitors frequently asked questions.

The service also offers a dedicated helpline and is free to use until the end of January 2005.


PMS goes back on its exclusives decision

Premier Mortgage Services has decided against withdrawing its exclusive products from the Mortgage 2000 Encore sourcing system saying it hopes any issues can be resolved.On Friday PMS issued a statement saying it was withdrawing its exclusives with immediate effect. But following discussions with Mortgage 2000 managing director Sean Hornsby, PMS managing director John Malone says […]

Industry adapts smoothly to regulation

Leading industry figures told delegates at the Council of Mortgage Lenders annual conference that the transition to statutory regulation has been a smooth one and that everyone will benefit from the Financial Services Authority regime.Stuart Bernau, commercial and treasury director of Nationwide, gave his opinion on the mainstream market sector. He told the audience: “Though […]

Cost of HIPs to hit consumer

The cost of Home Information Packs will hit the consumer, the Council of Mortgage Lenders warned today.Alex Solomom, policy officer at the CML, says: “There are many ways to pay for the packs, but the cost will come from the consumer, the question is when will it hit the consumer.”Solomon also says there are problems […]

Purely predicts house price inflation of 3% for 2005

Mark Chilton, chief executive of Purely Mortgages says he predicts overall house price inflation of 3% for 2005.He is also predicting the Bank base rate to end 2005 at 4.50%, and SVR to be 6.60% at the end of the year.Chilton says: “For years I used to sit in January, surrounded by property agents predicting […]

2017 and the savings landscape…

Anyone who is involved in the world of workplace savings will recognise that the last few months have been rather interesting to say the least. At the start of the year both employers and the pensions industry were braced for major changes to UK pension tax reliefs in the March Budget. Yet shortly before the […]


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