Your complimentary place at The Mortgage Event

In less than a month’s time, The Mortgage Event will travel to four different locations around the country – bringing the industry’s leading figures to a venue near you. Each programme is specifically tailored to address the current issues and concerns facing mortgage professionals in the area.

The Mortgage Event will be visiting:

• Bristol, Marriot City Centre – 7th December
• Reading, Royal Berkshire Conference Centre – 8th December
• Manchester, Hilton Manchester Airport – 14th December
• Durham, Radisson Blu Durham – 15th December

These concise morning events will include:

• Keynote addresses from acknowledged experts in the industry – and your chance to
question them directly.
• A combination of informative presentations and interactive Q&A sessions.
• The chance to network informally over a complimentary breakfast.
• The opportunity to claim 15 CPD points for attending.

The Mortgage Event is free to attend, but only limited spaces remain.

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Lead generation is top priority for B2B marketers

B2B companies that are looking to improve their B2B email marketing and their business lists are twice as likely to be prioritising lead generation over actual sales compared to B2C marketers, new research has claimed.

According to Webmarketing123, both B2B and B2C marketers have similar top priorities in their online marketing programs but generating new sales was the top priority for B2C rather than lead generation to improve B2B data lists.

A total of 88 per cent of all B2B marketers asked in the survey said they used social media as a lead generation source. The research suggested the use of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter was fairly evenly spread with Facebook receiving marginally more attention.

Findings from IBM last month suggested that social media will become the top priority for B2B marketers with 82 per cent of chief marketing officers looking to increase their technology investment in the medium within the next three to five years.

There were also suggestions that B2B email marketing could be on the wane in the next three to five years, as just 46 per cent of respondents planned to increase its use.

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Did you know…..

ALL NEW MortgageBrain allows you to create multiple sourcing tabs to illustrate different client scenarios

Have you ever had a client who starts off with an idea of what they want and then changes their mind halfway through, only to return to the original requirements at the end of the meeting?

With ALL NEW MortgageBrain, the multiple sourcing tab option allows you to illustrate all the different requirements whilst still retaining each one as you run through the options available.

Click here for more details and to see how it works.

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Visit us at Mortgage Business Expo and get a taste for overseas

Come and see us on stand H25 and find out about our hot spots – France, Spain, Turkey and Portugal, and feast your eyes on the array of services we have to offer you and your clients.

With record low interest rates and property available at knock-down prices, the appetite for buying overseas is still strong and it’s an easy way to earn good commission.

Not just overseas….

Now you can also earn commission every time your clients transfer money abroad. Talk to us about how you can make money from ContiFX and our other value-added services.

Especially for you….

We’re launching a new website in the New Year dedicated to brokers. Tell us what you want and we’ll enter you into our FREE prize draw for a magnum of champagne. Cheers!

See you at Expo!

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Mortgage products remain at three year high

The number of mortgage products available to UK mortgage intermediaries has remained at a three year high for the second month running, according to figures released from Mortgage Brain’s Monthly Product Analysis.

For the first time in 11 months the total number of live mortgage schemes listed on its market leading mortgage sourcing system dropped slightly (down 1%) during October. Current figures, as of 31st October 2011, now list 14,203 products compared to 14,361, which were listed at the start of the month.

The slight decline (a withdrawal of 158 products), however, is easily overshadowed by the longer term analysis, which continues to paint a positive picture of the current UK mortgage market. The latest data, which represents a 42 month high, shows an impressive 86% uplift in overall product availability compared to this time last year, and a 21% increase compared to six months ago.

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Mortgage Brain launches broker website solution

Mortgage Brain, the market leading mortgage technology solutions provider, has launched a website design solution for mortgage brokers and IFAs.

The new website package, part of Mortgage Brain’s, B2C ‘Insight’ product range, gives brokers and IFAs the opportunity to create a professional and fully customised website solution, encompassing three whole-of-market mortgage calculators, Best Buy tables and a comprehensive consumer facing mortgage sourcing capability.

Designed with flexibility in mind Mortgage Brain’s website package offers a range of template designs for brokers and IFAs, which can be fully personalised and edited with personal content and corporate logos and banners. A full domain name search and purchase process, as well as site hosting, is also available.

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Visit us at this year’s Mortgage Expo

The Debt Advisor are pleased to be exhibiting at this years Mortgage Business Expo London 2011, at Olympia 2 on the 16th & 17th November. Come and meet The Debt Advisor Team at Stand D22 to find out more about what we do and even try our Homemade Truffles!

The Debt Advisor introducer scheme gives intermediaries an opportunity to extend their product line to include non lending solutions – incorporating marketing assistance and free product training.

At this years Mortgage Business Expo London our friendly team will guide you through our services, demonstrate our systems and treat you to a delicious home made truffle!

Visit us at stand D22 to have a quick chat and see what The Debt Advisor has to offer.

Click here to visit The Debt Advisor website.

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Do you want to increase the income from your client bank?

Due to the success of our last course we have added a new date.

Viva Costa International (VCI) specialise in helping Mortgage Brokers and Financial Advisers increase their revenue streams from their existing client bank giving you excellent reasons to re-visit your clients in the current economic climate.

  • Non Regulated (no licences needed)
  • Full Training and Support
  • Earn £2280 to £4987 per case*

We are holding a two day course at our Head Office to show you how the opportunity works, accommodation can be provided at the 4 star Barcelo Redworth Hall if required.

The course is proving to be very popular and there are only a few places left.

Venue, Date and Accommodation

Tue 29th Nov 2011 Starts 10.30am to Wed 30th Nov 2011 Finish 4pm

VCI, The Offices, Unit 1, George Reynolds Ind Est, Shildon, County Durham. DL4 2RB

If you would like to book a place please click here and complete the form or call us on 08450 664444.

* based on average case size for an introducer or seller

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Power ahead with your property clients

Are you looking for a comparative quotation engine for landlords/property owners insurance for both Residential and Commercial properties?

Do you want to access a quote engine that will source competitive products from insurers such as LV, NIG, RSA, Ageas, Zurich and more?

Do you want to have the ability to compete with aggregators and direct writers on Landlords Insurance?

Then you need to speak with Berkeley Alexander and obtain access to BA Power, the comparative quote engine for landlords insurance.

  • Quotes from range of insurance providers
  • Compare product covers and excesses
  • Produce quotation pack, key facts and policy wording
  • You control the quote process

So if you are arranging buy to let mortgages or commercial mortgages but are not able to access a range of insurers to help your client arrange their insurance, you need to get the Power!

If you are going to Mortgage Business Expo on 16th/17th November at London Olympia, come to our stand E22 and see what we have to offer you.

For more information please contact our Sales & Marketing Director, Mark Hutchings on 07900 690041 or email

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Spanish Tourism Booming

As its 2011 visitor figures soar towards a record 57 million, Spain is a country still attracting tourists and investors in their droves.

And those looking to rent out second homes are set to benefit, with the news that 80% of tourists now book their own flights and accommodation rather than relying on traditional package holidays. As a result there are huge swathes of sun worshippers looking for a place to stay.

The length of time people are spending in Spain has also risen by 2%. Stays in owned apartments or rented villas is now for an average of 15 days – twice that of hotels, driven up by higher numbers of independent travellers staying in rented accommodation along their favourite Costas. Overall, holidaymakers stay an average of 11 days and spend EUR 90 a day, with more than half going on transport, excursions and eating out. More people visited from the UK than any other country.

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