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London Money appoints Andy Marsh as Head of Underwriting

London Money appoints Andy Marsh as Head of Underwriting

London Money Loans has appointed Andy Marsh, former Underwriting Manager at Freedom Finance, as its new Head of Underwriting.

23 Jun 2017

Together launches lowest ever regulated bridging rate at 0.49%

Together launches lowest ever regulated bridging rate at 0.49%

Together has launched its lowest ever regulated bridging rate at 0.49% per month.

23 Jun 2017

The death of packagers was greatly exaggerated

The death of packagers was greatly exaggerated

There has been much speculation since the financial crisis about the death of the specialist distributor model – formerly known as packagers.

22 Jun 2017

Crowd2Fund launches into secured lending

Crowd2Fund launches into secured lending

Crowd2Fund has launched a property loan product, secured against residential or commercial property, which qualifies for inclusion within the platform’s IFISA.

20 Jun 2017

3mc launches compare and contrast criteria

3mc launches compare and contrast criteria

3mc has enhanced the functionality of its website to enable brokers to compare and contrast the criteria of all lenders on its panel in three steps.

19 Jun 2017

LendInvest hires second Northern BDM

LendInvest hires second Northern BDM

LendInvest has appointed its second BDM for Northern England to satisfy growing demand in the region.

19 Jun 2017

IFA Conveyancing launches fixed fee bridging proposition

IFA Conveyancing launches fixed fee bridging proposition

IFA Conveyancing has added a fixed fee bridging loan comparison engine to its residential and commercial proposition.

19 Jun 2017

Borro CEO Paul Aitken steps down

Borro CEO Paul Aitken steps down

Borro has announced that its CEO and founder Paul Aitken is leaving the firm.

16 Jun 2017

Falling repos show how far the second charge sector has come

Falling repos show how far the second charge sector has come

The fall in second charge repossessions as evidenced by the latest information from the FLA, is cause for quiet celebration. It is not just the flashy headlines about increases in new business that act as a positive barometer for a sector like second charge.

15 Jun 2017

Fluent Money expands with mortgage broker acquisition

Fluent Money expands with mortgage broker acquisition

Fluent Money Group has announced the purchase of Manchester based broker and packager, Brytannic Extra Finance.

15 Jun 2017

 

Together appoints Richard Tugwell as intermediary relationship director

Together appoints Richard Tugwell as intermediary relationship director

Together has appointed Richard Tugwell to the position of group intermediary relationship director to oversee the company’s broker relationship teams and liaise with introducers across the UK.

14 Jun 2017

Magellan enhances Complex Prime and Credit Repair criteria

Magellan enhances Complex Prime and Credit Repair criteria

Magellan Homeloans enhanced its criteria across both Complex Prime and Credit Repair product ranges.

13 Jun 2017

Connect adds West One to bridging panel

Connect adds West One to bridging panel

Connect for Intermediaries has added West One Loans to its panel of bridging lenders.

13 Jun 2017

Shawbrook adds Crystal Specialist Finance to Strategic Panel

Shawbrook adds Crystal Specialist Finance to Strategic Panel

Shawbrook has appointed Crystal Specialist Finance to its Strategic Panel.

12 Jun 2017

Gary Bailey to leave Together after 20 years

Gary Bailey to leave Together after 20 years

Together has announced that sales director Gary Bailey is leaving the business after 20 years with the specialist lender.

12 Jun 2017

Knowing your audience - taking time to look at second-charge options

Knowing your audience - taking time to look at second-charge options

When it comes to explaining financial services products, there is a fine line to tread. In one breath, we want to ensure that potentially complex situations and product features are understood and therefore there is the need for simplicity and plain English, and yet we also want to ensure that we do not bring that complexity down to the lowest common denominator, and somehow twist the product pros and cons out of shape.

09 Jun 2017

Together increases maximum loan size to £2 million

Together increases maximum loan size to £2 million

Together has launched a new specialist buy-to-let product range and increased the maximum loan size to £2 million.

09 Jun 2017

Second charge growth continues in April with 53% rise

Second charge growth continues in April with 53% rise

Second charge mortgage new business was up 53% by value and 36% by volume in April 2017 compared with the same month in 2016, according to the latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association.

09 Jun 2017

Affirmative Group rejoins the ASTL

Affirmative Group rejoins the ASTL

Affirmative Group, which was a founder member of the ASTL, has re-joined the Association after a period of almost five years.

08 Jun 2017

Landbay Intermediaries and Tenet team up

Landbay Intermediaries and Tenet team up

Landbay Intermediaries have become the latest lender to link with Tenet in 2017.

07 Jun 2017

LendInvest launches new three-year bridge

LendInvest launches new three-year bridge

LendInvest has launched a new three-year bridge product with 110% ICR as a funding alternative to a conventional buy-to-let loan.

06 Jun 2017

Demand for specialist mortgages continues to rise

Demand for specialist mortgages continues to rise

Demand for specialist mortgages increased in Q1 2017, according to Paragon Mortgages research.

06 Jun 2017

Crystal Specialist Finance partners with The Mortgage Lender

Crystal Specialist Finance partners with The Mortgage Lender

The Mortgage Lender has added Crystal Specialist Finance to its network of distribution partners.

05 Jun 2017

A fast no or a slow yes?

A fast no or a slow yes?

What’s better, a fast no or a slow yes? There are a lot of brokers - and indeed clients - who would say the former. Efficiency is important to everybody in today’s fast paced world and if it’s looking like a no most people would rather just know as soon as possible so they can come up with a plan B.

02 Jun 2017

Together expands intermediary business team

Together expands intermediary business team

Specialist lender Together has made two further appointments to its business development team as it continues to grow.

01 Jun 2017

Evolution parent secures £100m in funding

Evolution parent secures £100m in funding

Manchester-based Darwin Group, parent company of Evolution and Progressive Money, says it is "embarking on exciting expansion plans" after securing £100m in funding.

01 Jun 2017

London Money expands second charge offering

London Money expands second charge offering

London Money has expanded its presence in the second charge mortgage market by opening a satellite office in Cardiff.

31 May 2017

Masthaven appoints Clever Lending as Premier Partner

Masthaven appoints Clever Lending as Premier Partner

Clever Lending has been appointed as a Premier Partner of Masthaven Bank to distribute its specialist residential and commercial bridging finance products.

30 May 2017

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