Category: Commercial

This to discuss developments for the Women in Finance Charter and identify ways in which women can increase their profile and advance their careers to create a more representative sector.

Knowledge Bank has the largest database of mortgage lending criteria held anywhere in the UK. Its criteria activity tracker found brokers searched for lenders who would allow debt or income issues, unsatisfied county court judgements, ongoing debt management plans, adverse credit repair or borrowers on benefits with no earned income.

There is a simple process of registering through the broker portal as a member of the SimplyBiz Mortgage Club. Once registration has taken place and members have been accepted, they can then start submitting applications to InterBay Commercial through this route.

The bank’s loan and deposit books each exceeded £1bn for the first time in 2018 with its loan book growing by 20% to £1.03bn.

Midlands Asset Finance has launched MAF Property Finance, a broker dealing with commercial owner-occupier mortgages, property investment and property development.

This follows the conversion of 10-12 East Parade in central Leeds to flexible workspace.

Purdy has a background in personal and commercial finance and in this role aims to expand the distribution of its residential, commercial, buy-to-let and bridging finance. She joins from Octopus Property where she was a business development manager, covering the North of England.

Coffey (pictured) has spent four years as one of Dudley’s business development managers, developing the overall proposition and enhancing our relationships.

Having entered for the first time in 2018, Together ranked 52nd in this year’s list. Cheadle-headquartered Together also stands out as one of the few financial services businesses based in the North West to make it onto the list. 

The specialist mortgage distributor, which topped the list of the top 100 best small companies to work for in the national survey, was praised for its ‘extraordinary’ levels of workplace engagement.