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The Mortgage Lenders forms partnership with Crystal Specialist Finance

The Mortgage Lender has added Crystal Specialist Finance to its network of distribution partners.
The specialist distributor offers residential and commercial mortgages, bridging loans, second charge loans and development finance.
Crystal Specialist Finance head of operations Kris Corns says: “We’re delighted to form this partnership with The Mortgage Lender and become a distribution partner.
“Our aim is to provide a fast, reliable and transparent service while smoothing out the most complex deals and this new relationship with The Mortgage Lender will further help us to achieve just that for our customers.”
Challenger The Mortgage Lender offers products for a wide range of borrowers, including those with complex situations.
Sales and marketing director Pete Thomson says: “I’m excited to welcome Crystal Specialist Finance to The Mortgage Lender’s increasing network of distribution partners.
“We’re looking forward to working closely with the team.”



Metro Bank snaps up £600m mortgage book from Cerberus

Metro Bank has bought a £596.7m book of UK mortgages from Cerberus European Residential Holdings. The portfolio is around 92 per cent buy-to-let, with the rest being owner-occupier loans. Metro Bank chief executive Craig Donaldson says: “The portfolio complements our existing mortgage book and demonstrates our willingness and ability, helped by our strong deposit growth, […]


One to One: Julian Hartley, product director, Tesco Bank

Talking to as many partners as possible, building trust with brokers, plans for a proc fee that recognises their efforts – and admiration for a Swedish tennis legend As product director of savings, loans and mortgages at Tesco Bank, what is your favourite aspect of your job? Working with the many fantastic people in what […]

A bull case for US equities?

Neptune video: a bull case for US equities?

Watch Felix Wintle, head of US equities at Neptune, discuss why he believes US equities are in a structural bull market and the key factors that can drive the S&P 500 higher.

In the video, Wintle addresses the following:

• The US market and why — despite equities rising from 2009 — he believes the structural bull market only started in 2013
• Key economic and corporate factors that can drive the S&P 500 higher
• Investment themes and sectors offering exposure to the domestic recovery

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Auto-enrolment — don’t leave it too late…

With auto-enrolment (AE) well under way for the UK’s largest businesses, over the next three years an additional 800,000 smaller employers (with less than 60 employees) will start their journey to comply with the legislation. AE mandates all eligible employees and their respective employers to make regular pension contributions into a qualifying pension scheme. To learn more about the legislation read our brief Jelf AEase — simple steps to AE compliance guide.


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