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Platform loans to be offered via Assureweb

Platform Home Loans is to be the first non-confor ming lender to offer intermediaries access to its product range through IFA portal Assureweb.

From next month, IFAs registered with Assureweb will have online access to Platform&#39s full product range, mortgage rates and under writing criteria and will be able to down load mortgage application forms.

Platform says further dev el opments in the pipeline inc lude a comprehensive search and selection facility, mortgage case tracking service and onl ine mortgage application facility.

Sales and marketing director Guy Batchelor says: “We strongly believe online busin ess-to-business conduits will grow in importance as electronic trading really begins to take off in the intermediary mortgage marketplace.”

AssureWeb sales and marketing director Nicola Mit chell says: “Borrowers with less than perfect credit histories or unconventional emp loyment records frequently turn to IFAs for advice. Now they can access and interrogate Platform&#39s complete pro duct range online.”


Anger as Canada Life axes managers

Canada Life has come under fire after its restructuring plans have left some branch managers jobless. The attack comes after Can ada Life announced plans to make a “handful” of branch managers redundant as it restructures its salesforce. The managers claim many of them are being offered only two months&#39 salary as compensation despite many […]

He&#39s an IFA and he&#39s OK

It may seem unlikely but being an IFA has been voted the most popular profession in the US. A recent article published in the Wall Street Journal cited financial planner as the most favoured profession followed by website manager, computer analyst and actuary. Of the worst-rated jobs in the US, commercial fisherman came bottom of […]

Asia the target for Premier fund

Premier Portfolio Managers is expanding its range of offshore funds with the PII Far Eastern Fund. The fund is a Luxemburg based SICAV and is aimed at investors who are looking for capital growth by investing in the Far East. It will go for a range of stocks and shares, bonds and warrants from countries […]

IFAs put their faith in customer loyalty

Customer loyalty is more important to IFAs than the search for new business, says a survey by Devon-based IFA network Berkeley Wodehouse Associates. The survey finds that one of the main challenges facing IFAs is the extent of their workload and they risk neglecting existing customers in trying to get new business. The survey covered […]


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