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Hometrack appoints CEO

Hometrack has appointed Simon Allen as chief executive officer.

For the past seven years he has been vice-president of international operations at Capital One.


Freehold appoints Pritchard as spokesman

Terry Pritchard has been appointed as the new spokesman for the Freehold.He replaces Paul Brett, who founded Freehold in 2005, and now runs new lender FML, formerly known as Freedom Mortgage LenderPritchard, whose company Chase UK is a founding member of Freehold,was already part of the steering committee, which had been formed to provide future […]

MTE’s golden deal draws closer

Following a flurry of activity over the Christmas period, transactions via the Mortgage Trading Exchange now stand at 467,885. This means the lucky winner of a luxury trip to New York is now just 32,115 transactions away from the so-called golden 500,000th transaction. MTE is predicting that the 500,000th transaction will be processed at the […]

The Mortgage Mole

Digging the dirt in the mortgage world.

Burgess’ double standards were breathtaking to me

From Andrew Weir I hope I’m not alone in my feelings on this subject but I feel compelled to a recent article (Mortgage Strategy December 18) in which the double standards displayed by Simon Burgess were breathtaking. On one hand he talks about spending 750,000 on his home as his most expensive ever purchase, and […]

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What price (more) freedoms?

George Osborne will make his last Budget speech of the current parliamentary term this week, and the early media briefings suggest that pensions will again feature heavily in that statement. So what are we able to learn from the weekend’s coverage?


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