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Crown earns high rating

Fitch Ratings has given Crown Mortgage Management UK a positive rating, with its UK commercial mortgage ratings being the second highest possible.

Crown manages mortgage outsourcing for organisations including the Royal Bank of Scotland.


Council Tax rates could rocket, warns Tory Party

Council Tax bills could rocket by more than 300 for millions of families under government plans to scrap borough and county councils, the Conservative Party has warned. Shadow local government minister Eric Pickles says the White Paper scheme to restructure local government and abandon the traditional two-tier system of councils could cost as much as […]

BoS launches low rent calculation buy-to-let

Bank of Scotland Mortgages is launching a range of buy-to-let products with a low rental income calculation.The buy-to-let products will continue to be self-financing, now based on an annual rental income of 125% of the annual interest only mortgage payments using Bank of Scotland base rate plus 0.50%. This represents a 0.25% reduction on the […]

Choose your partners with great care

Choosing the right partner can be fraught with difficulties. You only have to look at divorce statistics to see how it can go wrong. Fortunately, choosing a packaging partner in secured loans doesn’t have to be so fraught and time spent researching packagers can save time and heartache down the road.

eConveyancer and Openwork reach £500,000 mark

eConveyancer has finalised more than £500,000 worth of referral fees with Openwork since January last year.Nigel Hoath, managing director of eConveyancer, says: “Our working relationship with Openwork has gone from strength to strength and is a clear demonstration of the way in which all parties can be winners when there is a commitment to forge […]

Mental health in the mainstream

By Amanda Docherty, senior marketing consultant Apart from career success, millions in the bank and, on appearance, coveted lifestyles, what else do Rio Ferdinand, Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding all have in common? They’ve all demonstrated that the power of celebrity can sometimes have a more altruistic purpose than idle gossip. Recently we’ve seen respected […]


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