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An overview of the tailored support provided by Helping Hand.


One to One: Matt Andrews, managing director, Bluestone Mortgages

Changing perceptions of sub-prime, striking a balance between automated and intelligent tech, planning for a full market launch – and a well-honed disappearing act What is the most significant USP for Bluestone Mortgages? ‘People, not points.’ Our focus is on customers who are not well served by major high-street lenders and therefore find it difficult […]

Octopus’ Mark Posniak and Matt Smith leave firm

Octopus Property managing director Mark Posniak and director of risk and recoveries Matt Smith are leaving the business. Octopus Property head Mario Berti will continue as leader of the firm. Berti says: “Mark and Matt will leave with our very best wishes. They have helped us to build a team of over 40 experienced lending […]


Tread carefully with lifetime lease options

Following the growing coverage of so called sell-and-rent-back deals, I’ve been approached by a number of colleagues who have come across similar plans.


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