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Sales advice online

Senior advisers at Thinc Group are giving masterclasses on sales techniques on the IFA network’s online show ThincTV.

Thinc says the objective is to help its appointed representatives capitalise on the skills of its most successful advisers.

Group director of mortgages Alex Murray says: “These classes will help our ARs make the best of current market conditions.”

The network says it completed some £4bn of business in 2007 and is on track to do the same this year.


TMA registers 7,000th broker

The Mortgage Alliance has revealed the registration of the 7,000th broker to its mortgage club.TMA says it is delighted with current growth levels, especially when it is vital for brokers to choose their business partners wisely. Phil Whitehouse, head of TMA, says: “I am delighted to be running a mortgage distribution company that has the […]

The Skipton Group buys Scottish IFA

The Skipton Building Society Group has acquired a 75% shareholding in Thomson Shepherd, the Scottish based IFA (which trades as Coggans Wood in Edinburgh).

Buildloan launches 85% LTV lifetime tracker with TMB

BuildLoan is now marketing a lifetime tracker product from The Mortgage Business.BuildLoan, the intermediary arm of self-build and renovation specialist BuildStore, says the tracker is offered at bank rate plus 2.44% for the length of the term.It is available for up to 85% LTV to self-builders, renovators, convertors and home improvers.

Shadow Mpc

A conviction that the risk of a serious economic slowdown outweighs that of an inflationary spiral leads the Mortgage Strategy GE Money Home Lending Shadow Monetary Policy Committee to call for another 0.25% cut in the base rate this month


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