Brokers will get the chance to show off their racing skills on the stands of Lehman Brothers’ UK mortgage businesses at the Mortgage Business Expo in London next week.The three brands – London Mortgage Company, Preferred and Southern Pacific Mortgage Limited – will be running a Scalextric competition on their stands. At the end of each day the visitor who has driven the fastest lap on each of the courses will win a Scalextric set. Also, intermediaries visiting the LMC, Preferred and SPML stands (D73, H50 and B80 respectively) will be given a card to be stamped at each location. Cards bearing stamps from all three will be entered into a prize draw to win a Red Letter Day experience.
Towergate has bought Paymentshield, the UK’s largest independent supplier of mortgage related general insurance products to the intermediary sector. Under the terms of the deal, Paymentshield will remain an independent business, but now becomes a sister company of Towergate Partnership, Europe’s largest independently owned insurance intermediary. This follows the management buy-in in 2004 led by […]
Lifequote is providing John Charcol with individual protection systems for the brokerage’s four businesses. This is the first time Lifequote’s protection tools have been rolled out across online, telephone and face-to- face systems in a single business. John Charcol, John Charcol Associates, Charcol Direct and Charcolonline now have individual protection systems with online applications for […]
Online marketing is a vital tool for brokers, especially as it allows small businesses to compete on a level playing field with their larger rivals.
Network Data has admitted it is looking to sell its mortgageLink sourcing system and is in talks with several companies. Following its flotation on the Alternative Investment Market earlier this year, the network is taking a fresh look at its business and whether or not it makes sense to retain mortgageLink. Richard Griffiths, managing director […]
By Kunal Desai, Neptune India Fund
As global investors continue to scour emerging markets through the lens of reform potential, India shines bright. Indeed, we think it can sparkle even brighter. We anticipate India’s self-imposed 10-year ‘policy holiday’ to turn into one of the most pro-growth and pro-investment policy calendars seen in Asia in years. The Indian electorate has engineered a historic verdict. We now have the strongest Indian government since 1984, with the pro-market Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) achieving an absolute majority for the first time in the party’s history.
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