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Coreco shortlisted for the Mortgage Strategy Awards 2017

19th January 2017

  Here at Coreco we are very proud of the industry awards that we have received  over the years.We are hoping to continue this success and are delighted to have been shortlisted in three categories for the Mortgage Strategy Awards 2017. We are finalists in the following: Best Mortgage Broker Best Broker Buy to Let […]

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House Prices & Inflation Rise Again

17th January 2017

This morning the Office for National Statistics, (ONS) reported that UK house prices rose by 6.7% in the year to November 2016, which is up from 6.4% in October. The average cost of a UK home now stands at £217,928. Regionally, London continues to lead the way with an average house price of £482,000, but […]

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First Time Buyers Are Back! Numbers Hit 10-Year High

13th January 2017

The latest Halifax First-Time Buyer review has been published and shows that, contrary to some beliefs, the numbers of 1st Time Buyers has increased to a 10 year high. Halifax stated that in 2016 there were 335,750 first timers which is up 7.3% on the previous year and the highest figures since the Financial Crisis […]

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Interest Rates in 2017 – Same old, same old?

11th January 2017

As we usher in a New Year, repeat the same old resolutions we did not quite hang on to last year, (or even get through January with still intact), we at least face the future with a degree of fresh optimism. Let’s face it 2016 was pretty tough in parts, what with a Brexit Referendum, […]

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The “Roco’s” – Coreco Awards 2016

16th December 2016

As is a tradition, the annual Coreco Awards, affectionately know as the “Roco’s”, took place on 16th December during our Christmas party at The Book Club in trendy Shoreditch. As part of these, we announced the results of our lender Awards, voted for by our guys n girls, which we would like to share with […]

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Coreco Opening Times – Christmas & New Year

12th December 2016

Please note our Christmas opening hours are as follows: 15th December 2016 – Office Closed for Coreco’s Christmas Celebrations 16th – 23rd December 2016 – Office open usual hours 8.30am- 6pm 24th December 2016 – Office Closed 25th December 2016 – Office Closed 26th December 2016 – Office Closed 27th December 2016 – Office Closed […]

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Coreco Christmas Message

12th December 2016

Coreco would like to wish you a very merry Christmas, happy holidays and a fantastic new year! It’s been an eventful year and we would like to say thank you for helping us achieve another successful one. During 2016 Coreco have been nominated for multiple awards, winning a couple along the way, have advanced our […]

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The Autumn Statement & The Mortgage Market

28th November 2016

Last week our new Chancellor Philip Hammond had a chance to take centre stage and show off his wears with his very first Autumn Statement, which also turned out to be his last! Yes, that’s right the Autumn statement will now be replaced by the actual Budget whilst the spring budget will now be, well […]

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The Dark Art of The Credit Score

14th November 2016

Credit Scoring is a highly emotive subject. Lenders are understandably secretive about how their individual score is made up in order to avoid people learning how to play the system. This also allows them to tweak the score slightly at will, in order to tighten up when they want to lend a bit less, or […]

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What do I know about Diamonds? The World of Specialist Finance…

08th November 2016


In the first of a regular feature, we have asked Matthew Yassin from Coreco Specialist Finance to provide us with his own, unique take on the wonderful world of Specialist, Bridging & Commercial Finance. I am sure you will enjoy his musings…   It was Friday evening after supper. I was just polishing off the […]

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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.