Charter Court Financial Services (Charter Court) has been ranked as one of the top 10 employers for the third year in a row in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
The Wolverhampton-based financial services company achieved sixth place in the top 100 Best Companies To Work For 2018 list which celebrates and showcases the very best in workplace engagement.
Charter Court, which has grown since launch in 2008 to employ more than 500 people at its Wolverhampton headquarters, maintained its high place in the list while remaining one of the fastest-growing specialist mortgage banks in the UK meeting customer demand for specialist mortgages, attractive savings products, exceptional value and great service.
The Sunday Times survey is the longest-running and most respected survey in the UK voted for by staff focusing on employee engagement.
Scores and ratings across a wide range of factors including leadership and fairness are based on the views of employees, and each year the questionnaires are revised and updated to reflect current concerns across UK workplaces to provide a detailed picture of what it is like to work at a particular company.
Ian Lonergan, CEO of Charter Court Financial Services plc, said: “We’re very proud to be in the top 10 of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For survey for the third year running.
“The fact that the rankings are based on the views of the staff here underlines what an achievement this is and demonstrates the success of our focus on developing a positive workplace culture and team spirit.”
Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, has today launched new Buy to Let and Residential Mortgage submission guides to make it easier for brokers to place their cases.
The aim of the guides is to simplify and speed up the application process by identifying what documentation is required for each case and reducing the number of times the lender needs to contact brokers while a case is being processed.
The guides were created following broker feedback, and are designed to be printed and used for easy reference when submitting an application.
To view the Buy to Let Mortgage submission guide, click here.
To view the Residential Mortgage submission guide, click here.
Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, has created a fully searchable online criteria guide to help brokers access its lending criteria quickly and easily.
Created following feedback from brokers, the criteria guide details everything an intermediary needs to know before submitting a case, and includes:
The criteria guide is mobile and tablet friendly, and Precise Mortgages plans to add a Bridging Finance section soon.
To access the new criteria guide, click here.
Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, will launch Income Supported Buy to Let next week, allowing customers with excess income to bridge the gap between the rent achieved by their property and the rent required to achieve the loan they want. This addition to its already extensive suite of products is designed to help mortgage intermediaries assist customers who may find themselves excluded from the buy to let market by the lending policies of high street lenders.
With no restrictions to product selection, Income Supported Buy to Let opens up the buy to let market to more customers who want to invest in property. It is available for purchase and remortgages, including capital raising, so customers who don’t want the additional administration of a limited company will have an alternative to help them get the loan they want.
Via its online portal, Precise Mortgages will give brokers the option to provide their customer’s income details and will present achievable loans based both on an ICR and combined ICR/income basis allowing the broker to select the best approach.
Alan Cleary, Managing Director of Precise Mortgages, said: “We believe that Income Supported Buy to Let will be a real game changer, particularly where customers are struggling to get the loan size they need. We have built this into our online systems so the sales process should be very slick.”
Danny Belton, Head of Lender Relationships at L&G Mortgage Club, added: “After what has been a tough year for the buy to let market, it’s great to see a lender such as Precise Mortgages recognising the challenges in the sector, and providing solutions for both mortgage intermediaries and their clients.”
For full details refer to Precise Mortgages’ website from Tuesday 5th December.