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Brokers split on merits of business back stabbing

All’s fair in love and war, but when it comes to business 54% of brokers say dirty tricks campaigns against competitors are not acceptable.

But 46% of Mortgage Strategy Online readers polled in this week’s straw poll say there’s nothing wrong with a bit of back stabbing.

This week MS asks: “Will the introduction of Home Information Packs have a negative affect on the intermediary market?”

Visit www.mortgagestrategy. and have your say.


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 […]

Speed-trap launches web analysis tool

E-business intelligence firm Speed-trap has announced the launch of BusinessAlerts, a web analysis tool which provides real-time automated e-mail and SMS alerts for e-businesses. By utilising the data collected by Speed-traps Dynamic Collection technology, BusinessAlerts automatically warns key teams and individuals in any online enterprise when their customers or systems start to behave abnormally.BusinessAlerts can […]

Paymentcare backs FSA action of selling practices for PPI

Paymentcare, the standalone payment protection insurance broker, has given its full support to the Financial Services Authoritys call for firms to take urgent action to ensure selling practises for PPI are in line with regulatory requirements.The FSA initiative comes hard on the heels of a mystery shopping exercise that uncovered poor selling practices and a […]

Mortgage Bureau adds Rooftop to lender panel

Mortgage Bureau has added Rooftop Mortgages to its panel and members will receive free valuations for the rest of the year on all Rooftop Mortgages products accessed through Rooftop Direct. Mike Lloyd, head of sales at Mortgage Bureau, says: “We are delighted with this addition to our lender panel and product range. I am confident […]

Diversified cashflows are key

Dividends are under pressure in some areas: but reliable yields can still be found. So says Adrian Frost, manager of the Artemis Income Fund, in conversation with Lawrence Gosling.


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