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UK borrowers think long-term

A financial services website says that more than a third of UK borrowers would opt for 25-year fixed rate mortgages. A poll by shows 37% would opt for 25-year fixed rate mortgages and a further 28% would choose medium-term fixed rates.


Centrepoint appoints BDM for Wales and South West

General insurance distributor Centrepoint has appointed Mark Bell-Langford as BDM for Wales and the South West.Bell-Langford is now responsible for building and developing relationships in the region.He has more than 14 years experience in the financial services industry as an adviser and a BDM. He joins Centrepoint from Northern Rock where he was BDM for […]

An example of partnership paying off

Partnership – there’s a word that’s often abused in the mortgage industry. My pocket dictionary defines partnership as a joint venture between two parties and at the moment, balance sheet lenders are under fire over how they are dealing with clients, brokers, packagers and everyone else.

Fitch encouraged by regulatory support of UK social housing

Fitch Ratings says it is encouraged to see regulatory support of its analytical approach to rating the UK social housing sector.Fitch says the events following the collapse of Ujima Housing Association, a service founded in 1977 to assist young, single black people living in London, in December 2007 demonstrate the effectiveness of the regulatory regime […]


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