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Human versus tech – plus 5 tips to beat robo advice

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September 25, 2017

Why lending decisions from real people make a difference (video) plus five tips to help brokers hold their own in an increasingly digital market place.

Hope Capital to move office after expanding team

December 12, 2017

Bridging lender Hope Capital is on the verge of doubling its office space by moving to a new premises after increasing its headcount by 30%…


News

Skipton refreshes buy-to-let range

December 11, 2017

Skipton Building Society is launching a refreshed range of fixed rate buy-to-let products with interest rates lowered on selected products by up to 0.25%. The…

Stafford Railway Building Society hires Stephen Breen as a BDM

December 11, 2017

He previously held a BDM role at Furness Building Society, working with brokers in Cumbria and the North East.

Landlords pledge to support vulnerable tenants

December 11, 2017

One in four landlords would buy their tenants a Christmas present – and see it as part of building a positive relationship.

UK Finance: homeowners are seeing safety nets disappear

December 11, 2017

The safety net for homeowners facing financial difficulty has been scaled back over the last decade, a report commissioned by UK Finance has concluded. Following…

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Conveyancing Association hosts annual conference

December 11, 2017

The Conveyancing Association’s annual conference discussed how technology is changing the conveyancing process and how member firms should react to changes last week. The future…

Dudley Building Society hires non-executive director

December 11, 2017

Mike Hughes has been made a non-executive director at Dudley Building Society. Hughes has held a number of successful, regulated, senior management positions across many financial services…

Clever Lending arranges £500,000 second charge for mansion makeover

December 11, 2017

Specialist brokers Clever Lending has arranged a second charge mortgage of £500,000 for an historic mansion in Shropshire to complete restoration to its former glory.…

Kuflink Group appoints Narinder Khattoare as CEO

December 11, 2017

At the same Kuflink Group welcomed Sukhdev Dhillon and Nattalie Weekes, head of collections, to the board.

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Blogs

Mortgage Introducer

How well do development lenders understand construction?

All development lenders worth their salt should have a profound understanding of various construction techniques.

Paul Hunt

Plusses and minuses of becoming a specialist

Specialists may be needed in certain areas going forward

Tony Ward

Concerns about productivity

Historically low interest rates also have been blamed for enabling struggling companies to limp on without being forced to restructure.

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Kevin Tunnicliffe

The importance of good relationships

With the importance attached to both existing and new relationships attracting so much attention at the moment is it time to make sure you are making the best of yours?

Tony Ward

Don’t forget the bankers

Reassurances are needed now before decisions are made to relocate banking staff. This is all too important to ignore.

Bob Hunt

2018 will also bring with it a further raft of ‘big ticket’ changes

It would be very surprising not to see larger lenders not just opening up but also potentially squaring the circle by offer equity release products as well.

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