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Blemain appoints divisional sales manager

The Blemain Group has appointed Nicholas Jones as divisional sales manager for the Midlands, northern England, north Wales and Scotland.

Jones was previously business development manager for the Blemain Group and has also worked for Compass Finance and the Bank of Scotland. With more than eight years experience in the loans and mortgage industry, his main roles have been developing and enhancing relationships with brokers and networks.

Nicholas says: “Its fantastic to be working for a sub-prime lender with such a comprehensive range of products for the residential, semi-commercial and commercial markets. There are very few brokers in the country that couldnt benefit from using Blemain Group.”


FSA warns on PPI selling practices

The Financial Services Authority has called on firms to take urgent action to ensure their selling practices for payment protection insurance are in line with regulatory requirements. The warning follows a programme of FSA visits and mystery shopping that uncovered poor selling practices and a lack of proper compliance controls. Firms that sell PPI and […]

Time to take a fresh look at marketing

Brokers are in a good position to make themselves the central contact for all their clients’ needs and in the process build loyalty within their client base, says Payam Azadi

House prices on hold

The Halifax House Price Index shows prices in October remained unchanged. Though price movements during recent months show the market has strengthened, static prices in October suggest that another sustained period of sharply rising property values is not on the cards.

Pink enhances shared ownership product

Pink Home Loans has made improvements to the shared ownership product, in association with Mutual One, which is funded by Ipswich.The product offers a competitive three-year discount product with no upfront fees and the arrangement fee has now been reduced to 150, which can be added to the loan on completion. Flexibility is built into […]

India budget: BJP focuses on growth

By Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities

With markets kept open on Saturday, finance minister Arun Jaitley delivered a promising budget focused on growth and decentralisation. While many complained about a six-day working week, there was much to be pleased about and the markets rallied in the afternoon to finish in the green.


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