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40% of customers think ‘robo advice’ will be faster

January 19, 2018

‘Robo-advice’ and ‘robo-advisers’ are a growing field of online investment and savings platforms that replace advice with online, automated guidance and execution.

Together hires business development manager for London

January 19, 2018

Richard Tugwell, group intermediary relationship director at Together said: “Sophie will be using her skills to make sure that brokers are familiar with what we can offer and that their customers have access to the funding they need. We’re delighted to welcome her to the team.”


News

JLM hires Daniel Leach as chief operating officer

January 19, 2018

He will also be focused on delivering in key technology-based areas building on the launch of Virtual Adviser – JLM’s robo mortgage advice proposition. He will also help to build a digital service, plus provide strategic oversight and ensuring excellence in customer servicing.

LendInvest will fund first phase of 5,750 new homes project in Kent

January 19, 2018

LendInvest has agreed to fund the construction of 216 units in Richmond Park, the first section of the site to be developed on which Halsbury has consent to build 1,310 homes. This is LendInvest’s largest development project to date, by the number of units under construction.

Sesame adds Uinsure to GI offering

January 19, 2018

Operating exclusively through mortgage brokers and IFAs, Uinsure offers a full suite of GI products, including buildings and contents, buy-to-let, non-standard, commercial and accident, sickness and unemployment insurance.

Octopus funds £3.27m for office building in West London

January 19, 2018

Specialist property lender Octopus Property (OP) has provided a £3.27m loan for the acquisition of an office building in Isleworth, West London for FRT Developments (FRT), specialists in asset regeneration.

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Scotland’s prices and annual growth up in November

January 19, 2018

Christine Campbell, Your Move managing director in Scotland, said: “The market in Scotland looks strong compared to almost anywhere else in the UK. A lot of that is down to the resilience of the market in Glasgow, but the performance has been good across the board."

Peter Mann to join Gryphon as chairman

January 19, 2018

Jonathan Punter, chief executive of investors Punter Southall Group, said: “The Board are delighted with the appointment – Peter brings a wealth of distribution insight and is highly regarded by our strategic partners."

Alex Hammond to start mortgage PR firm

January 19, 2018

Hammond was head of mortgage marketing at Castle Trust and has held senior marketing and communications roles at Kensington and Investec.

Northampton, Coventry and Manchester sell homes the quickest

January 19, 2018

The analysis found the three towns lie in postcode areas where sales are typically agreed in less than 36 days– three times faster than some parts of London.

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Blogs

Mortgage Introducer

Is Open Banking really safe?

A majority of consumers are reluctant to hand out personal and financial data. But, with the new system, this behaviour is expected to steadily change over time.

Mortgage Introducer

All clients must get the protection they need

Mortgage brokers have a duty to ensure that their clients’ financial future is protected.

Bob Hunt

Open Banking is a revolution without the fanfare

I’m very confident that the advantages to our market far outweigh any potential negatives.

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Jonathan Sealey

Why small (but growing) is beautiful

I am excited about where the future might lead us.

Mortgage Introducer

How do you accurately define a buy-to-let portfolio landlord?

I have lost count of the number of times as a mortgage broker, where I and my colleagues have spent hours checking individual criteria sheets, ringing BDMs and lender helpdesks to see whether they will lend to clients.

Tony Ward

Not looking for a sharp shock

I would urge for caution.

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