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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.

Investing in the latest tech

December 13, 2017

Chris Little, managing director of BEP Systems, gives an overview of how new, customisable cloud based mortgage and loan systems can benefit proactive lenders and…


News

Skipton adds 3-year fixes to refreshed residential mortgage range

December 12, 2017

Skipton Building Society is adding a range of 3-year fixed rate purchase and remortgage products to its residential core range tomorrow. New fee free 3-year fixes for…

House prices rise in the UK but London sees slowest growth

December 12, 2017

House prices rose by 4.5% the last year, taking the average property value in the UK to £223,807, with London experiencing the slowest growth, data…

District line is most affordable part of the London Underground

December 12, 2017

That was according to Barratt London, which found that nine of the lowest deposits near tube stations are near the District line, with an average deposit of just over £35,000.

NatWest to unveil product transfer service this week

December 12, 2017

The service is available to both residential and buy-to-let customers.

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UK Finance reveals strong remortgage activity in October

December 12, 2017

Homeowner remortgage lending reached £7.3bn in October 2017, an increase of 17.7% year-on-year and 15.9% month-on-month.

Paul Marsden joins Teachers as interim finance director

December 12, 2017

Marsden was chief executive of Harpenden Building Society for nine years and before that he spent six years as its finance director.

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%…

Shawbrook Short Term finance allows for development finance exit

December 12, 2017

Using their short-term product range, often referred to as a ‘marketing loan’, gave the investor more time to market the property to attract full market value, as opposed to retaining the often more expensive development finance.

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Blogs

Mortgage Introducer

Responding to the Autumn Budget

I would hope the new build landscape will feel a positive impact starting from the end of 2018 as it will take time to clarify government policy, access new funds and to physically build homes.

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

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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.

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.

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