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MPLC gives backing to Mortgage Expo

Mortgages plc has confirmed its commitment to the Mortgage Business Expo 2007 by signing up for a major sponsorship presence at all 3 shows.

The news comes after some lenders expressed doubts as to the show’s worth to providers. MPLC will be at the events in Glasgow, Manchester and London.

Head of marketing Julian Wells says “We’re delighted to be signing up for Expo again. These shows have taken the industry by storm in recent years and we see this as a key part of our marketing strategy as we continue to grow our business. We have a strong distribution base in all three of the geographical locations.

“Our main processing centre is in Glasgow so the venues are ideal. We firmly believe having a strong presence at these shows is essential for companies looking to build or maintain their brand presence in what is a fiercely competitive market.”


Fidelity offers discounts on ISA and Pep transfers

Fidelity is offering discounts on Pep and ISA transfers to its multi-manager Oeic range and multi-asset strategic fund until April 5. The discounts will also be available through Fidelity FundsNetwork and the funds included in the offer are Fidelity MultiManager Growth Portfolio, Fidelity MultiManager Income Portfolio, Fidelity MultiManager Distribution Fund, Fidelity MultiManager Special Situations Portfolio […]

Which? warning over 125% homeloan deal

Consumer body Which? says borrowers should avoid BM Solutions’ Mortgage Plus product as it will put them in negative equity.The product was launched in November to rival Northern Rock’s similar Together product, combines a secured and unsecured loan that can add up to 125 per cent of the property value.But brokers have criticised Which?’s stance, […]

Focus signs new contract with Lincoln Financial

Focus Solutions has extended its relationship with Lincoln Financial Group, announcing a new contract worth a minimum £214,000.The initial contract was announced on 30 October 2006. It will cover the professional services to further support the delivery of an extranet solution that will provide support for financial advisers selling and servicing financial services products.Chief executive […]

BSA warning despite record lending figures

Building Societies had a record year of gross lending in 2006, their trade body has revealed.Mutuals lent £52.8bn last year, the highest yearly figure on record, according to the Building Societies Association. It comes after the Council of Mortgage Lenders revealed yesterday that overall gross mortgage ledning reached £346bn in 2006, 20 per cent up […]

Leading Edge June – Investment panel debate

RLAM’s asset class specialists discuss some of the findings from the panel session at our recent Investment Conference. By Rob Williams, Head of Distribution Welcome to the latest edition of Leading Edge. It has been an eventful six months since the last e-zine. The European Central Bank announced ongoing stimulus measures, while the immigration crisis in Europe threw the […]


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