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Stephen Johnson: When it comes to Central London, keep one eye on May

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An area of concern bubbling to the surface these past nine months has been the drifting values of the prime and central London property market.

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The FCA dictates, rightly, that a broker has to give advice on the right product for each client’s circumstances and attitude to risk, but what chance does a poor broker have of advising a client appropriately...

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Based on these figures, arguably the mortgage market may need a jump start to get things moving again after this period of political unpredictability.

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While the latest Nationwide and Halifax house price indices indicated positive momentum in the housing market, the Land Registry records a decline in prices in March, suggesting the picture is rather more...

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Even with the most recent dip, the UK grew at the fastest pace of all the G7 countries over the last year.”

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Despite the government initiatives currently on offer, both gross mortgage borrowing and house purchase approvals in March remain down from last year.

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The FOS staff are nuts. It was only a short while ago the FOS was upholding complaints where endowments linked to mortgages went past the age of 65. It's about time a full independent investigation...

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Those at or nearing retirement age need options; until the age of 55 homeowners routinely remortgage to boost finances but after that point are increasingly restricted in their access to this – and other...

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I rember this guy at school, he was a few years below me. I was a House Prefect at the time and had to protect him from a bullying situation. I guess this would a bit out of my league now.

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It is encouraging to see that gross lending has climbed by 7% in the year to March, as the market begins to pick up after a slow start to the year.

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Buy-to-let is the real lending success story, seeing a huge improvement in terms of deals available, rates and relaxing of criteria since the downturn.

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TISA is working to develop the digital passport and we anticipate that a prototype will be ready later in the year. Financial services lags behind other industries in the use of technology to meet consumers’...

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In the Spotlight with Rob Jupp, Brightstar

We spoke to Rob Jupp, CEO at Brightstar, about the company's recent rebrand and the expansion of the specialist market. Read more

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How to focus on the customer, not just the transaction

In recent years protection products, new business models and adviser client interaction have become more commoditised which has led to a more transactional type of relationship. Read more

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