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October letters of the month

Star Letter The market trends are seeing growth bouncing between 2 and 3 per cent London looks like the sick man of the UK on paper over five quarters but the capital is in more of a holding pattern than stuck in a rut. Prices in the capital have corrected but sheer weight of numbers […]

Broker Focus: James Carson Lee, Sentry Advice

We aim to amplify the voices of all intermediaries, up and down the country. This month we profile James Carson Lee, partner at Sentry Advice Sum up your firm in a few sentences Our mission is to be a human that says ‘yes’ in an industry of ‘computer says no’, with our ethos firmly rooted in […]


10 years ago: What made the news in September 2008

Burgeoning financial crisis yet to rewrite the rules 18 August 2008: Over-55s owe more than £37,000 on mortgages The news that older homeowners owed an average of £37,316 on their mortgages was met with much consternation in 2008. Ten years on and SunLife report that the average owed for the same age group now stands […]


Careers Insight: Answering age-old questions

Putting a focus on the wellbeing of your team will pay dividends many times over. It is important to have a plan in place to encourage and support employees on many levels. But does one size fit all? Or is age a factor that needs to be considered? Managers must be in tune with their […]

Letters: July/August 2018

Star letter Last month’s Head2Head asked if a broker comparison tool was a good idea. And while both sides of the argument could be seen by most, the majority were against Just like with hotels, if the accommodation ticks the boxes to fall into the five-star category, the decor might not reflect quality the same […]

Mortgage Mole: July/ August ’18

Intrepid Mole, digging up the stories behind the news. Dizzy heights Mole wonders if the peaks of the British Isles are starting to resemble a mortgage trade show after he hears of more exploits by industry professionals trooping up and down one mountain or another. If you are embarking on such a challenge, it may […]

Stuart Phillips 

Broker Focus: Stuart Phillips, director of AALTO Mortgages

We aim to amplify the voices of all intermediaries, up and down the country. This month we profile Stuart Phillips director of BrokerSense. Sum up your firm in a few sentences. AALTO Mortgages really specialises in the buy-to-let market. Having worked for an estate agent and a large independent firm, I was always drawn to the more […]