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Cost of living up

The cost of living has gone up 16% in the past decade, according to Barclays Life Insurance. Over that period, life insurance has been one of the few products to fall in price.

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Portman links with London & European

Portman is offering its customers fast-track fixed-quote conveyancing services through direct access to London & European’s complete panel management solution for both purchases and remortgages.David Enoch, associate director, Portman Direct, says: “Our customers want to move into their new home or rearrange their mortgage as quickly as possible. “By using L&E’s COMPLETE panel management solution, […]

Young professionals feel pressured to spend

Three quarters of young professionals feel pressure to spend thousands of pounds that they cannot afford, reveals a report. The Professionals Report, commissioned by Standard Life Bank, revealed that 75% of young professionals in the finance, legal, education, media and art and design sectors, felt that other people assumed they were earning more than they […]

Bolton slams HBOS for aiding FTBs over the B2L market

Edeus’ CEO Michael Bolton has launched a scathing attack against HBOS strategy for aiding first-time buyers over the buy-to-let market.At the Mortgage Intelligence conference at the prestigous Celtic Manor resort in Newport, South Wales today, Bolton slammed the lending giants strategy as being “arse over tit” and for shying away from increased LTVs, instead focusing […]

Badger chosen as new name for Townends Group

The Townends Group has rebranded as Badger Holdings after an employee competition to find a new name. The Townends Group, parent company to Townends & Regents estate agents, Dot Financial Services and Tyser Greewood, adopted the name after a short list of five options was presented to the board. The name Badger holds significance in […]

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