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Exact and Morisons LLP join CML

Exact Mortgage Experts and legal firm Morisons LLP, have become associate members of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Exact Mortgage Experts offers a range of credit and collections services, including asset quality assessment and mortgage servicing. It also offers a mortgage asset restructuring service.

Morisons LLP is a legal firm, based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, specialising in litigation, lending and recovery, residential and commercial property, and corporate law. It offers solicitor, estate agent and asset management services.

There are now 74 associates of the CML.


Opportunity knocks for the canny brokers

Market forces are giving brokers access to a wider variety of distribution channels, confirming that opportunity can be found in adversity.

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With much of Britain brought to a standstill by what was widely described as “the worst weather for 20 years” – otherwise known as a couple of inches of snow and a chilly wind – Mole hears there was a North-South divide in how professionals coped.

Changes at the top in Intrinsic reshuffle

Kevin Ronaldson, chief executive of Intrinsic Financial Services, has taken on the role of deputy chairman of the IFA network, with chairman Sandy Leitch promoted to the position of executive chairman.

Anglo Irish Bank Rocked as state moves in

It typified the boom years of Ireland’s so-called ‘Celtic Tiger’ economy, becoming the third largest bank in the Republic as business soared. Now Anglo Irish Bank is being dubbed the new Northern Rock, with the Irish government forced to adopt UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s formula of nationalisation to prevent its collapse into insolvency.


Neptune video: UK economy: a sustainable recovery?

After years of a slowly brewing economic recovery, the UK has seen a strong rise in growth in recent months. Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses the strength of this recovery and whether it is sustainable.

In the video, Martin addresses the following:

• Structural features supporting the UK economy
• UK mid-caps and the potential for M&A activity
• Valuations and opportunities in house builders


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