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MBSL links up with the Exchange

Mortgage Broking Service Ltd has chosen The Exchange’s Exweb portal service as its preferred technology and ecommerce partner.

All 130 advisers within MBSL will gain access to Exweb’s online services, which includes quotations, e-submissions, research and back-office integration.

Jonathan White, head of strategic relationships at The Exchange, says: “This is a significant deal for The Exchange and we will be working very closely with MBSL to help them as much as possible as they enter an important period of growth and strategic development ahead. The Exchange is the first block they have put in place to support these exciting future plans and we will play a key role in their expansion, developing technology solutions tailored to meet their growing needs.”

Tony Corrigan, managing director of MBSL, says: “Since joining MBSL in October, we have increased the life panel from six to 12 providers as well as significantly raising commission levels. With the new Exchange partnership we believe that our service can become more compliant, offering an even wider product choice and a more robust service.”


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More rate rises to come, says CML

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Insomniac pays off mortgage

An insomniac has paid off her mortgage after she scooped £150,000 on late-night TV quiz shows. Financial expert Jo Richardson won £150,000 over the past year. She says: “I don’t sleep much which is perfect for entering competitions in which few people take part.”

Keep calm and carry on?

We British are known for our stiff upper lip and just getting on with things. It’s part of our quirky cultural behaviour – like forming orderly queues, or saying sorry when it’s not our fault. Many of us just aren’t that great at talking about what’s bothering us. But if someone feels that the stresses […]


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