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CPI Inflation Hits Zero!

24th March 2015

Today saw the ONS report that the Consumer Prices Index, (CPI) Inflation fell to zero in February. It has been widely expected for a while that inflation would hit zero and even become negative in the next few months, as a fall in the costs of fuel and food pushes down prices. Whilst the Governor […]

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An Independent Banking Review for your business?

20th March 2015

Business confidence is rising, in fact UK SME’s are ahead of the global curve in this respect according to recent surveys:- Manufacturing sector at its strongest in 3 years Construction sector at a 6 year high SME’s will play a key role in driving economic growth. For the last few years businesses have been forced […]

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Budget 2015 – This Is For The Savers

19th March 2015

So there it is then, the last budget before a General Election which is still very close to call. This was always going to be a budget that was more political in tone than anything else, with Chancellor George attempting to use the occasion to put some real distance between the Tories and Labour. As […]

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Budget 2015 – Some Key Points

18th March 2015

Detail on a couple of aspects to follow :- • Unemployment to fall to 5.3% this year • 80% of jobs full time and growing fastest in NW – County of Yorkshire created more jobs than France! • Lock in historically low interest rates for the long term • Lifetime allowance on pensions going from […]

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Working with Professional Landlords

10th March 2015

In recent times, we are once again seeing more and more professional landlords with large portfolios coming to us to unlock equity and begin to buy once more. In this area, having the knowledge of all lenders in the market, as well as some more interesting lenders who are not publically available, can make all […]

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6 Years Of Low Rates – Are We Now At The Bottom?

09th March 2015

  As we “celebrate” (if that is the right word), the 6th anniversary of the Bank of England Bank Rate falling to its’ current historic lows, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is now the new norm and will continue for the foreseeable future. When you really think about it, it is quite […]

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Low Mortgage Rates, But Watch The Fees – Trust A Broker

16th February 2015

It was an extraordinary week of Press Coverage for Coreco last week, kicking off with the front page story of The Daily Mail with the headline proclaiming the Best Time Ever to get a mortgage. Followed by stories in The Telegraph, Guardian, Independent and Sunday Times to name but a few, the theme is very […]

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Dear Rosie – An Open Response To Independent Article

12th February 2015

Dear Rosie, I hope all is well with you. Just to say that I appreciate your views in your column and agree with your concerns. Anyone looking at purchasing a property at any time, not just now, needs to be made aware of all the potential issues that come with home ownership and the associated […]

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Mortgage Industry Review & Preview

29th January 2015

This morning I was honoured to present a speech at the first Financial Reporter networking breakfast of 2015. As no-one threw any food at me whilst I was speaking, (although from the picture it seemed like a train was out to get me), I thought I would share it here.   So here we are at […]

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Mortgage Finance – A guide for Landlords

19th January 2015

If you are looking to buy a property as an investment, build up a large portfolio or simply looking to retain the property you currently own while moving to a new property, we are one of the most experienced brokerages in London to help you with this. A common mistake many first-time landlords make is […]

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Andrew Montlake

About Monty

Andrew Montlake, Director and Spokesperson for Coreco, gives his honest and forthright views on the mortgage market, economy and all things property related. Monty was voted "Mortgage Personality of the year 2008", "Best Press Spokesperson" in 2011 and is the current holder of the British Mortgage Awards “Best Marketeer” title. Expect expert analysis, delivered in a down to earth style with a side helping of exuberance.