Stamp Duty Changes for 1st Time Buyers

This afternoon the Chancellor Philip Hammond stood up to deliver one of the most tricky, anticipated budgets for some time, having moved the big day of the year from warm and promising Spring to cold and blowy Autumn – a … Continue Reading

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The Impact of The Latest Interest Rate Rise on Mortgages

As the dust settles on the monumental decision to increase interest rates, it was interesting to note that despite the enormity of the occasion the actual event itself passed with barely a whimper. The phones did not ring of the … Continue Reading

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Our Managing Director, Matt Lowndes, Talks Everything Tech

So, I’ve been asked to write a monthly tech blog by our lovely marketing gurus. This, ladies and gentlemen, is not something that a man who studied engineering and business finds particularly easy unlike our acclaimed comms leader, Monty. What … Continue Reading

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The Modern Mortgage Broker – Ed Mead

Listening to Alison Platt, CEO of Countrywide, giving a talk at an industry event last week it was clear that, for them, the £15bn of mortgages their associates wrote this year is a central, significant and guarded part of their … Continue Reading

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Bank of England Interest Rate Decision

The Bank of England have today announced that they are raising interest rates from their record low of 0.25%, with a 7-2 vote in favour of increasing by a further 0.25% to now stand at 0.5%. This is the first … Continue Reading

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To Rise or Not To Rise? The Interest Rate Question.

It’s an interesting time to be the Governor of the Bank of England, especially as there is now a real decision to make as to whether to increase interest rates from their historical low of 0.25% or not, especially as … Continue Reading

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Inflation Up to 3% – Bellwether for Interest Rates?

Today saw the release of the latest UK inflation figures which came in as expected at 3%. The latest inflation figures were always going to be looked at as a bellwether for the next interest rate decision for the Bank … Continue Reading

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Coreco’s Charity Gig in aid of Shelter

Last Thursday, Coreco held a charity gig at the Borderline, Soho all in aid of Shelter. With a DJ pumping out hits and a never-ending stream of pizza feeding our lovely guests, we were set up for a good night! … Continue Reading

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To Rise or Not To Rise, That is the Question

It’s an interesting time to be the Governor of the Bank of England, especially as the pressure ramps up to make a decision as to whether to increase interest rates from their historical low of 0.25% or not. On the … Continue Reading

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Technology and the Mortgage Industry – A Guest Blog From Ed Mead

Almost every time I see Monty at least part of the conversation is about how technology is integrating into the mortgage broking industry. The names are familiar to those in the business, making ambitious claims for customer journeys. The similarities … Continue Reading

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