From Steve LangrickI always enjoy the letters pages in Mortgage Strategy and last week’s offerings (October 31) were better than most. Particularly Deirdre McManus and her posse of BDMs waiting for our call. I registered on Bristol & West’s broker site in August and received an email to confirm my registration. Did I then get details on who my BDM was? Nope. Did it not have some news to share on its lifetime mortgage rates? Has it launched nothing in the past two months that a broker might be interested in? Perhaps not.
Residential house prices in prime central London locations increased by 1.1% in October despite price falls in the mainstream national markets. The Knight Frank Index attributes the rise, the highest monthly increase since February 2004, to shortages of quality stock at the upper end of the market as well as increased City bonuses and salaries. […]
Unisys has launched a major extension to its Unisys Financial Services Solution. Mortgage Origination modules enable the management of processing requirements by mortgage providers, with the ability to meet FSA requirements.
Senior figures from the mortgage industry met the Association of Mortgage Inter- mediaries last Wednesday to discuss how Home Information Packs will affect business and the housing market. The meeting was arranged in light of the publication of draft government regulations on October 31 that set out the cost and contents of HIPs. Ben Stafford, […]
The government today published its proposed council housing subsidy allocations for individual housing authorities for 2006-07. As far as possible the same formulae will apply for 2007-08. Authorities have until 10am on December 12 2005 to comment on the draft determinations and until December 2 2005 to comment on the data. The proposal will, on […]
Video update from Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, Neptune Investment Management With the Brexit referendum scheduled for 23 June, how much risk is priced into the market and is the current volatility a long-term buying opportunity? Watch Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, and Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager on the UK Mid Cap and […]
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