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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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Manx Financial Group PLC agree Funding Agreement with 1st Stop Car Finance

Manx Financial Group PLC, the Isle of Man based diversified financial services group including the wholly-owned licensed banking subsidiary Conister Bank Limited (“Conister Bank”), continues to extend its UK distribution network through regional partnering arrangements. Conister Bank has entered into a funding agreement with 1st Stop Car Finance Limited (“1st Stop”) to provide vehicle loans to consumers. 1st Stop is part of the northwest based financial services 1st Stop Group which offers a range of loan products to the retail market. 1st Stop will introduce and pre-underwrite loans on behalf of Conister Bank, including on-line applications via its website www.1ststop.co.uk. Conister Bank anticipates that the arrangement will generate …

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