MPs will hold an adjournment debate on Thursday on housing market renewal. The debate has been called for by Labour MP David Wright and will be held in Westminster Hall ahead of Whitsun recess.
At Taxbriefs, we were astonished to be taken to task in the Diary (Money Marketing, May 13) for giving delegates to the excellent Money Marketing Live exhibition sample previous editions of our newsletters – in particular, the January edition. Your Diary's bizarre complaint was that we should have rewritten our January 2004 newsletter – with […]
Everything is a brand these days. Even a product as benign as water can be branded. The brand of independence should be one of the easiest to build. It is not a product but a powerful service that gives you access to the very best of other people's products. From this starting place, it is […]
Paragon has completed its largest securitisation to date, a financing totalling £900 million backed by prime buy-to-let mortgages. This is the first time Paragon has included loans originated by Mortgage Trust in a securitisation. Finance director Nick Keen says: “This transaction continues the development of the Group's securitisation programme, bringing the Paragon name again to […]
Bradford & Bingley's bid to become the first high-street multi-tie will see its IFA empire sold off as part of plans to cut £40m from annual costs. The strategy U-turn by the board engineered by chief executive Steven Crawshaw will see it dispose of its clutch of IFAs. Advisory and mortgage business Charcol with 215 […]
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