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Leadbay hits two millionth lead

Leadbay has received its two millionth lead. 

The lead was a telephone qualified life assurance lead and was bought by Phil Henden at Clarity Financial Solutions.

Leadbay has generated its two million leads in just five years since its launch in January 2005, generating more than £210bn of potential borrowing to advisers.

Grant Stevens, managing director of Leadbay says: “Leadbay’s introduction of two million potential new clients in just five years has made a fundamental difference to the businesses of many mortgage advisers and IFAs. 

“Leadbay started off by providing high quality mortgage leads and has expanded that over the past couple of years to include life assurance; accident, sickness and unemployment; income protection; wills; loans, debt management, telephone qualified and professional leads.”


Drawbridge seeks approval to offer mortgage range

Drawbridge Finance is applying to the Financial Services Authority for permission to offer regulated mortgages. The short-term lender had a soft launch into the market last year but increased its distribution to 35 partners in March. Mark Posniak, head of business development at Drawbridge, says: “Our focus remains our residential investment business and attracting good […]

Specialist lenders are just waiting for investors to return

The issue with specialist lending is not that there are no lenders willing to do it but rather that there are no investors willing to invest in it at the moment. That’s why all the remaining lenders of this type have moved to the prime arena if possible, or ceased lending altogether. Many are simply […]


Neptune video: Abenomics: the impetus for Japan’s fast-track recovery?

The remarkable performance of the TOPIX over the past year has caused many sceptical equity investors to look again at the Japanese market. These returns have come despite very significant problems facing the Japanese economy. Chris Taylor, manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund, discusses these problems and whether Abenomics will be able to overcome them, enabling the market to continue to rise.

In the video, Taylor addresses the following:

• The size and speed of Japan’s unprecedented monetary policy
• Abenomics and the implications should it fail
• Corporate Japan and beneficiaries of government policy


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