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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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Happy New Year – Welcome to 2015

08th January 2015

So here we are at the dawn of another bright new year, full of hope, optimism and expectation of another good year. After the tumultuous changes in the market we saw last year with the implementation of the Mortgage Market Review, (MMR), we have already seen some extraordinary rates to kick start the New Year […]

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Our Christmas & NY opening hours

22nd December 2014

Despite the turkey, cheese and wine over the next few weeks we will still be open for business so why not go out and see your new dream home and then give us a call about how to pay for it. Opening Times Tuesday 23 December 8am – 6pm Wednesday 24 December 8am – 1pm […]

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Stamp Duty Has Changed! Autumn Statement Special

03rd December 2014

After years of “will they, won’t they” rumours and much lobbying from the property industry, finally we have something to talk about as far as Stamp Duty is concerned. This afternoon the Chancellor announced a complete overhaul of a tax he described as “one of our worst designed and most damaging of all taxes”. So […]

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Working On A Contract Basis? New Mortgage Products Abound!

14th November 2014

At Coreco, we are always trying to push the envelope and work closely with our lending partners to offer schemes and products that really assist our clients. Over the past few months we have had more requests than ever for assistance from prospective buyers who are working on a contract basis, whether with a city […]

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New Podcast – Specialist Lending, Buy To Let and Innovation

12th November 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of Coreco’s very own Property Podcast, London Calling. This month we are looking at the Specialist and Buy To Let worlds which are often homes for some of the more weird and wonderful borrowing requirements that many of our clients have. It is a space that has come alive again […]

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Celebrate National Freelancers Day!

12th November 2014

On 19th November, Coreco are proud to be supporting the UK’s 6th National Freelancers Day in association with The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, (IPSE). With the make-up of the UK’s workplace changing, the number of freelancers is growing rapidly and forms an important part of the country’s work force. Amongst some of […]

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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.