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OSB Group provides colleagues with domestic abuse awareness training

To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, OSB Group (award-winning specialist lender & savings bank) will be bolstering the support offered to colleagues with the addition of domestic abuse awareness training.

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Strengthens sales team with internal promotions

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OSB Group strengthens sales team with internal promotions

Specialist lender OSB Group has strengthened its sales team via internal promotions. The sales teams at OSB Group have been further boosted with internal promotions that help to harness the expertise and experience that have been built up within the business.

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OSB Group’s employee engagement networks spring into action ahead of national day

OSB Group, the award-winning specialist lender & savings bank, are celebrating their employee engagement networks first year anniversary which coincides with the National Day for Staff Networks on 8th May.

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Specialist Lending Trending Q2 2024

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New quarterly report: Specialist Lending Trending Q2 2024

In this Q2 Specialist Lending Trending, Adrian Moloney, Group Intermediary Director at OSB Group, explores key themes expected to shape the lending landscape over the next three months.

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New quarterly report: Specialist Lending Trending Q1 2024

In this inaugural Specialist Lending Trending, Adrian Moloney, Group Intermediary Director at OSB Group, explores key themes expected to shape the lending landscape over the next three months.

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Landlords take action to invest for the long term

In a housing landscape marked by uncertainty and change, OSB Group reveals that landlords are taking action and continuing to invest in the future of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and the tenants they serve. 

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OSB Group strengthens broker support and service through key appointment changes

OSB Group, the specialist savings and lending bank has hit the ground running in 2024 by unveiling a new senior sales structure, designed to offer further support to intermediary broker partners across Precise Mortgages, Kent Reliance for Intermediaries and InterBay.

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OSB Group issued its Q3 2023 trading update

On 2 November 2023 OSB Group issued Q3 trading update for the period from 1 July 2023 to 30 September 2023.

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OSB Group bolsters ESG team with new strategic appointment

OSB Group, the leading specialist lender, has welcomed Jonathan Couch as Head of Communities Impact and ESG Communications Specialist.

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Landlord Leaders community sharpens focus to improve private rented sector

The founding members of the Landlord Leaders Community, convened by OSB Group, has today launched its mission statement outlining its aims to drive positive change for a sustainable and thriving private rented sector.

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Mental Health Awareness Week - OSB Group leads the way with colleague support

As a leading specialist lender in the UK, OSB Group understands the importance of nurturing a diverse, equal and inclusive environment for colleagues, customers and the communities around them.

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Bank supports charity trust garden for King’s Coronation

OSB Group, a specialist lender and savings bank with offices in Wolverhampton, are supporting local charity The Albrighton Trust ahead of the King’s Coronation this weekend.

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Trading update

OSB GROUP PLC (OSBG or the Group), the specialist lending and retail savings group, today issues its trading update for the period from 1 January 2023 to date.

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OSB Group bolsters support for brokers through senior management promotions

OSB Group, which includes lending brands Precise Mortgages, Kent Reliance for Intermediaries and InterBay, has announced two senior management promotions to strengthen support to intermediaries, which come into effect from 1 April 2023.

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OSB Group reveal Depaul as new charity partner

OSB Group, the award winning leading specialist lender & savings bank, has announced their new charity partner for the next two years. Following a series of companywide voting, Depaul have been revealed as their charity partner.

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Louise Halliwell joins OSB Group as Savings Director

Colleagues at OSB Group, which includes savings brands Kent Reliance and Charter Savings Bank, have welcomed Louise Halliwell as she joins the specialist bank in a new role as Group Savings Director.

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Spotlight – Sally Jeal, Senior Underwriter, OSB Group

Sally won Underwriter of the Year at the Women's Recognitions Awards for her ability to multi-task, her 'look to lend' approach and for undertaking a training programme with the team, which saw her widen her knowledge and skill base.

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OSB Group bolsters social commitment with new ESG specialists

OSB Group, the award winning leading specialist lender & savings bank, has recruited two new ESG roles to support their social commitment which is to “have a positive human and social impact on the lives of the customers, colleagues and communities we work with and affect”.

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OSB Charity Partners - We’re stronger together!

We can all agree that 2022 was another tough year and, while the cost of living crisis has impacted everyone, charities in particular have been hit extra hard.

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Landlord Leaders driving professionalisation of the UK Private Rented Sector

The shape of the UK Private Rented Sector has fundamentally changed, with a shift towards a more tenant-centric approach becoming the norm, according to a new report from OSB Group.

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Closing of Canterbury Finance No.5 plc

OSB GROUP PLC (“OSB”) today announces that it has closed the Canterbury Finance No.5 securitisation.

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OSB Group steps up staff support with mental health first aiders

As one of the leading specialist lenders in the UK, OSB Group’s purpose is “to help our customers, colleagues and communities prosper”, and this has been reflected with the introduction of mental health first aiders across the business.

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OSB Group joins the United Nations Net Zero Banking Alliance and commits to net zero by 2050

The commitment the Group announces today recognises that urgently tackling climate change and promoting green finance underpins the future prosperity of the UK.

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OSB helps charity flourish

OSB Group has donated £2,000 and colleagues from the Wolverhampton offices have given their time to help local charity The Albrighton Trust create a new garden which commemorate the year of the King’s Coronation and its own 30-year anniversary.

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Five key opportunities for brokers ahead of EPC Legislation

From 2025, newly rented properties will need an EPC rating of at least a “C” - existing tenancies have until 2028 to achieve the same rating. It may seem a while away, but there are large numbers of landlords already thinking about the effect of this legislation on their portfolios and looking for guidance on what to do next.

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Bridging – no house of cards

The bridging sector has not just grown but evolved significantly over the last decade or so. Lenders’ products have become more flexible and multi-faceted, processes are slicker and interest rates have dropped by around 50% since 2010, thanks to a steep rise in competition, with a wide range of specialist lenders now active in this market.

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Q&A with Sophie Naessens, Group Valuation Panel Manager, OSB Group

What’s your role at OSB Group and what does it entail? - I am the Group Valuation Panel Manager, working within the in-house Real Estate department at OSB Group.

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Q&A with Lexi Tsalkitzoglou, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist, OSB Group

You are still quite new to OSB Group so how are you finding it all? - I knew I was coming into a brand new role that had not previously existed, so I was slightly anxious about how people would react both to me and the role.

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Good vibes in professional buy-to-let sector

Once the Christmas carols have faded away, the mood music in the UK mortgage market is likely to be pretty subdued. Business levels in 2023 will certainly be lower than this year, and as lenders and advisers we must prepare to help borrowers facing a range of financial challenges.

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Come together: It’s time for the industry to collaborate and deliver on ESG

ESG has been a buzzword on the lips of corporate Britain for some years now. But it is not enough for companies simply to pay lip service to their Environmental, Social and Governance responsibilities.

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Starting the conversation through Mental Health First Aiders

Mental health and wellbeing affects us all, everyone will at one stage experience a struggle and as an employer, OSB Group recognise this and we’ve pledged to constantly evolve to support our colleagues with the help they need.

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Managing Menopause: supporting our people

Over the last few years, we’ve challenged ourselves to understand more about what needs to be done to support our colleagues going through the menopause.

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A day in my life: Dominic Chase-Griffith and Olubunmi Awe

Recently, we caught up with two senior members of our IT team, Dominic Chase-Griffith, Head of End User Technology, and Olubunmi Awe, Change Manager to discuss their career journeys at OSB Group

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