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Rogue Monkey gig

25th July 2016

On Friday two of Coreco’s own took to the stage to perform in their indie rock band ‘Rogue Monkey’. With David Tinsley smashing the drums and Andrew Montlake storming it as the frontman and guitarist, the duo along with Petros Toseland on guitar and Andre Roese on bass rocked the venue ‘The Pipeline’ based near […]

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Remortgaging – Time is Right as 10 Year Fixes Hit New Low

18th July 2016

You know the story. Commentators, banks and even friends round the dinner table or at the pub have all been saying that you should be fixing your mortgage for, well several years now. However, for whatever reason nothing has been done and to be honest, you have probably played it right up to now apart […]

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Bank of England Base Rate Cut In August? What Does That Mean To You?

18th July 2016

Whilst the Bank of England announced last week that they were holding rates steady at 0.5%, they have dropped a pretty significant hint that there may be a rate cut in August, most likely to 0.25%. Although this does remain to be seen as the Governor has a history of twisting and turning, remember the […]

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Bank of England Base Rate Decision!

14th July 2016

The Bank of England have today announced that they are … HOLDING rates at 0.5%. After much speculation over the past few years that the next move would be upwards, remember Mark Carneys “At the turn of the year” comments, the situation Post-Brexit vote has changed everything and there was an 80% expectation that rates […]

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Coreco Win Awards At Industry Oscars – British Mortgage Awards

11th July 2016

It was a big night for Coreco on Thursday of  last week as the industry Oscars, The British Mortgage Awards, rolled into town. The British Mortgage Awards recognise the stand out achievements of the most deserving individuals in the UK mortgage industry. Each year the nominees and winners have demonstrated excellence in the intermediary sector. Every […]

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Brexit – Caution Needed, But Look Beyond The Hype

28th June 2016

As we all now know, the UK voted to Leave the European Union in a shock decision on Friday. There is a lot of speculation around the result of the referendum, but as with any change and uncertainty it is about keeping calm heads and not believing all the wild predictions that are being made. Much […]

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Brexit Reaction

24th June 2016

Today has seen a surprising and monumental decision for the Leave camp who have won the EU Referendum. Things are never that simple however, so there will no doubt be a period of uncertainty, with even the possibility of a re-vote thrown in. In the meantime, Andrew Montlake, Director at Coreco comments on the situation at […]

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Discover Why Press Reports on London Property Are Dangerously Inaccurate

22nd June 2016

In our latest guest blog we take a closer look at the housing market courtesy of Jeremy McGivern, an expert in acquiring property in London, the Founder of Mercury Homesearch and the author of ‘The Prime London Property Puzzle’. It’s suffice to say he knows a thing or two about analysing the property market and […]

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Brexit, Housing & Mortgages – An EU Referendum Special

21st June 2016

We are now officially at the peak of the EU Referendum frenzy, with most minds made up and nervous politicians, Eurocrats and business leaders pacing up and down and wondering what is going to happen. The biggest issue with the Brexit debate has been the fact that both sides have run a pretty poor campaign, […]

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I don’t like cricket… I love it

14th June 2016

Last Wednesday Coreco combined with Keatons Estate Agents for a day of fun, sun and cricket at Wanstead Cricket Club. Dodging the occasional shower, the friendly rivalry hotted up on the pitch with Keatons pipping us to the post with a score of 167/5 Keaton’s (20 overs) to our 158 all out (19.1 overs). Congratulations […]

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Bow Terrier

Mortgage Guides

This is Bow, he’s a plucky little Boston Terrier and knows a thing about mortgage applications. His owner, Patrick, is one of our clients and Bow here helps with his paperwork. If there’s anything you need to know about mortgage applications or the paperwork entailed then check out our advice hub – it has everything you need!

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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.