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Park Row says lenders should have been more open

Park Row managing director of mortgages Kevin Paterson says lenders should have been more open with their information in the lead up to M-Day.

Paterson says sourcing systems are suffering because of the attitude of lenders. Paterson says: “The whole industry should be more open as standard.”

Paterson also says Park Row will not be doing business with Alliance & Leicester as the lender has said it will be restricting the amount of business it does with individuals and firms until after January 2005.

He says: “Brokers want ease of access, be independent and be whole of market in the true sense of the word. The problem is we certainly wont trust A&L again.”


A new zeal for pension saving

New Zealand retirement commissioner Diana Crossan has a message for the likes of Adair Turner who would advise politicians on pension reform: “You have to say it over and over again – people need to know it is happening.” Crossan will be outlining her views at the ABI Saver Summit in London on November 2. […]

Platform launches online pre-sales KFI

Platform has launched its online pre-sales key facts illustration, accessible via the Platform website. Platform has pre-registered over 3000 users. Those who are notpre-registered can visit Platform&#39s website and follow a number of simple steps to register for the service. Platform says completion of the pre-sale KFI takes only five minutes, and is produced as […]

Bristol & West launches new mortgage products

Bristol & West will be launching the following products on Wednesday 3rd November 2004. STANDARD Discount 5.05% (variable) equal to 1.79% discount off SVR until 31/03/2007. Reverts to SVR. Max LTV 95%. Fees assisted. No extended tie. £299 arrangement fee. No legal fees (for remortgagers only) and valuation fee. MIG paid by Bristol and West […]

Buckles ties up with Premier

IFA firm Buckles Investment Services is targeting other IFAs and their clients with its Snowdonia fund of funds range. The snowdonia Oeic consists of three funds &#45 snowdonia income, snowdonia balanced and snowdonia growth. The management of the funds will be outsourced to different investment managers. The snowdonia income fund will be managed by Premier […]


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