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Scarborough appointment

Scarborough has recruited John Jenkins as regional development manager to support its specialist lending brand. Covering the Midlands and South, Jenkins will build relationships between Scarborough and brokers, and raise awareness of Scarborough Specialist Mortgages as well as the society’s prime offering.


PMPA launches products from TMB

The Professional Mortgage Packagers Alliance has announced four new products from The Mortgage Business.The first two PMPA offers are options within TMB’s Self 85 product that allows self-certification of income to a maximum LTV of 85%. A two-year tracker is set at bank base rate, +1.24% and has an arrangement fee of £1,499 but no […]

House prices in market towns growing

New research from Halifax Estate Agents has highlighted that 73% of market towns have higher average house prices than the neighbouring towns in their county.While some 70% of market towns have seen stronger house price growth than the English average over the past five years.Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire is the most expensive market town in the […]

Access launch Masters competition

Access Broker Services the Secured Loan Specialists have launched an incentive scheme for new and existing intermediaries who introduce secured loan business. The prize includes all flights, transfers, accommodation, entrance tickets etc to the 2007 Masters Tournament in Augusta.Lawrence Ihle, managing director of Access, says: We wanted to reward our existing introducers and also to […]

First-time buyer homes could hit £1m mark in 18 years

First-time buyers could be facing a grim future, as new research from Stroud & Swindon shows first-time buyers could be forced to pay £1m for their first home in just under 18 years. Worrying research from the society shows that if house prices and incomes continue to follow the current growth trend, first-time buyers will […]

A question of service

Roy Armitage, head of credit, LendInvest Selling a loan is the part of a lender’s workload most visible to brokers and borrowers. Just as crucial – but less frequently observed – is how that lender services that loan. A commitment to quality servicing is one that’s front and centre for us at LendInvest and it’s […]


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