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Evaluate extends free demo

Evaluate Technologies has extended its 30-day free demo of its online sourcing and application system.

Website traffic for the EvaluateConsumer system has risen 175% over the last month.

Julie Speed, national accounts director at Evaluate Technologies, says: “Brokers are making their own minds up about their choice of sourcing solution and will not be railroaded into using a system that isn’t efficient or accurate for their needs.

“The response to EvaluateConsumer has been exceptional and momentum is growing as brokers continue to become disillusioned with poor quality leads and their low conversion rates.

“This high level demand further increases the fact that brokers are turning to online solutions to help them generate quality leads that can be marketed under their own brand on their own website.”


Allegations of dodgy dealings overshadow Irish recapitalisation

The recapitalisation of Ireland’s two main banks, Allied Irish and Bank of Ireland, has been at a cost of €7bn to taxpayers. And it has been overshadowed by continuing revelations of what have been called “dodgy dealings” at Anglo Irish Bank, which has already been nationalised.


If you’ve been whiling away the hours checking out what the stars are up to on Twitter, you may be interested to know that your favourite mortgage magazine has joined the networking site. Yes, Mortgage Strategy is all Twittered up and ready to be followed by those who dare.

House prices drop a further 2.3%

House prices declined by 2.3% in February, more than offsetting January’s 2% increase, shows the latest Halifax House Price Index.

Packaging market still has mileage, claims BDS

BDS Mortgage Group says there is still mileage in the packaging market as it reports an increase in enquiries, conversion and packaged applications for February.

Europe: banking on a recovery

Neptune video: Europe — banking on a recovery

Arguing that the eurozone crisis is over, watch Rob Burnett, head of European equities at Neptune, discuss the sectors that he’s investing in to harness the recovery. 

In the video, Burnett addresses the following: 

• The primary drivers of the eurozone’s economic recovery
• The turnaround in individual countries’ current accounts
• Sectors best positioned to harness the recovery, without offering undue exposure to risk


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