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BREAKING NEWS Branding agreement

Oryen Mortgage Packaging has signed a branded lending agreement with Kensington Mortgages, allowing it to offer the full range of Kensington products under the Oryen Mortgage Finance brand.

This means Oryen’s clients can deal with a single brand and a range of exclusive products is expected soon.

Andrew Hewitt, director at Oryen, says: “Having completed a lot of business with Kensington, branded lending was a natural development.”


Sub-prime can profit from change

Sub-prime lenders’ flexibility and experience means they are well positioned to cater for clients as base rates rise and the economic climate changes, says Tom Atkins

Pink Home Loans expands sales team

Pink Home Loans is expanding its sales team by appointing a new business development manager to cover the Midlands and North West regions, increasing the team from two to three.Trevor Tait returns to Pink to cover the North West region after a two-year break during which time he worked for a well known secured loans […]

Nationwide plans online system

Nationwide says it will have its own trading system in place for brokers who don’t want to use the Mortgage Trading Exchange by early 2007. Mortgage Strategy revealed in August that Nationwide was looking at introducing an online platform as a way of maintaining service standards. Nationwide says it is in the process of improving […]

Abbey news gets warm reception

The fact that Abbey is prepared to openly state that it will lend 5 x income is good for aspiring buyers and the news was greeted calmly by consumers and the media, says Drew Wotherspoon

Time for a new approach to asset allocation

Trevor Greetham, RLAM’s head of multi asset, introduces the recentlylaunched RL GMAPs. Asset allocation has become an increasingly difficult challenge for investors and advisers in the years since the financial crisis. Sometimes violent price swings in stock and commodity markets coupled with the collapse in the rate of interest on bonds have made it harder […]


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