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1st Stop Home Loans Launch Packaging Service

We have successfully launched a packaging service option so that brokers can now package their secured loan application for clients before sending it to 1st Stop for processing. This new offering provides greater choice to the broker by either continuing to refer clients directly or maintaining complete control of the sales and packaging process. We have been established for over 10 years and offer specialist products for customers requiring higher loan to value products who have suffered from credit issues. Fluent Money is the first master broker to take advantage of this service and has enjoyed a significant uplift in sales …

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1st Stop Personal Loans highly commended in the Financial Reporter Awards

Well done to all the winners in the Financial Reporter Awards 2015. We’re really proud to announce 1st Stop Personal Loans have been highly commended in the Best Unsecured Lender category. An excellent achievement we’re all really proud of here at 1st Stop. Thank you to all those who voted for us and the continued support within the marketplace. …

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Greater Manchester Fastest 50 companies of 2015

1st Stop Group have made it to the list of Greater Manchester Fastest 50 companies of 2015. The companies are all from the Greater Manchester Business Week’s circulation area and have all seen their turnovers grow over the last three years whilst remaining profitable in each of those years. The full A – Z list can be found HERE …

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Charity cyclists don’t stop

A coast to coast cycle has raised thousands for a charity set up by a Fylde Coast businessman. Employees at 1st Stop Group covered 130 miles from its North East office in Chester-le-Street to their main headquarters in Blackpool. The group of 15 cyclists took three days to complete the challenge, which raised around £4,000 for the Wills Foundation. <a href=”http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net/jump/blackpool.jp/community-news;nav=news;nav=community;nav=community-news;pgid=16712290;tile=3;pos=mpu1;pos=artmpu1;sz=300×251,300×250;;gs_cat=GS_TOPIC;weathertoday=sunny;weathertomorrow=sunnyspells;ord=[timestamp]?” target=”_blank”> <img src=”http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net/ad/blackpool.jp/community-news;nav=news;nav=community;nav=community-news;pgid=16712290;tile=3;pos=mpu1;pos=artmpu1;sz=300×251,300×250;;gs_cat=GS_TOPIC;weathertoday=sunny;weathertomorrow=sunnyspells;ord=[timestamp]?” alt=”Dynamic Dart Advertisement” /> </a> <a href=”http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net/jump/blackpool.jp/community-news;nav=news;nav=community;nav=community-news;pgid=16712290;tile=4;sz=2×1;;gs_cat=GS_TOPIC;weathertoday=sunny;weathertomorrow=sunnyspells;ord=[timestamp]?” target=”_blank”> <img src=”http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net/ad/blackpool.jp/community-news;nav=news;nav=community;nav=community-news;pgid=16712290;tile=4;sz=2×1;;gs_cat=GS_TOPIC;weathertoday=sunny;weathertomorrow=sunnyspells;ord=[timestamp]?” alt=”Dynamic Dart Advertisement” /> </a> The charity was set up by 1st Stop’s director, Steve Wills, earlier this year. It aims to raise awareness of and …

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1st Stop celebrates 10th birthday

1st Stop has recently celebrated the fact it has been trading for ten years, where it hosted a party in Blackpool last Friday. Secured lender, 1st Stop, celebrated its 10th birthday last week, where it marked the milestone by inviting its Brokers to its Blackpool event last Friday. 15 staff from the secured loans firm also took part in a 130 bike ride from Chester-le-Street to its Blackpool headquarters, where they finished at the party, in honour of The Wills Family Foundation. Commenting on the milestone, Rhian Roberts, Group BDM, said: ‘It’s such a great achievement for 1st Stop to …

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1st Stop launches niche secured products in Northern Ireland

Blackpool-based lender 1st Stop Homeloans, who will be celebrating 10 years of trading in June, have made the decision to offer its niche secured products to the Northern Ireland market. The lender hopes their second charge products will be a welcome addition to brokers who also deal in near prime business in Northern Ireland. Loans up to £10,000 do not have any LTV restrictions nor consent or valuation requirements, and with £15,000 loans requiring only 90% LTV, their products will be perfectly placed to write incremental business in Northern Ireland. The loans from £1,500 can be used for home improvements, …

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1st Stop Group’s Fit & Finance Month

Have you made a New Year’s resolution for 2014? Are you looking to sort your finances, get fit or maybe you want to do both? For the month of January, each day we’ll be posting a quick fitness or finance tip on our Facebook page to help keep you focused for those New Year’s resolutions. …

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1st Stop secures funds for expansion of car finance business

A Blackpool based loan specialist is set for expansion after securing a funding deal from the Isle of Man. The 1st Stop Group, which was founded in Blackpool in 2004 and employs around 60 staff at several UK sites, has teamed up with Conister Bank, part of the Manx Financial Group. 1st Stop Car Finance, one of the Group’s subsidiaries, will introduce and pre-underwrite hire purchase loans on behalf of Conister Bank, including online applications for vehicle finance via its consumer website www.1ststop.co.uk. Conister Bank estimates that the arrangement will generate a near 10 per cent increase in its loan book in the first 12 …

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