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Kevin Paterson: GI is an increasingly competitive marketplace

Further changes and consolidation in the GI market in recent weeks saw Santander withdraw from the intermediary GI market stating that they wanted to focus on their mortgage proposition, Santander’s GI provider was Select & Protect who in a possibly unrelated move made the majority of their sales team redundant around the same time, sending a message to the intermediary space that they were no longer open for business.

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Insurers rates are keener than ever as they scramble for market share in light of strong results in the face of lower claim levels. In an increasingly competitive market brokers have a significant role...

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Surveyors are reporting that transactional activity and buyer enquiries largely flat lined in March as consumer demand begins to pull back in the run up to the general election.

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Freelancer Financials 14 Apr 2015

Excellent article Peter, especially for mortgage firms that are expanding and need to restructure their firms to cope with the increased business volumes. Do you keep taking more advisers that handle...

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Whether the specialist expertise is in house or in some cases outsourced, in today’s world advisers wearing too many hats does not deliver the best outcome for them, their clients or the businesses they...

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The blinkered desire for an all encompassing European compliance agenda will be the cause of actual and real hardship and store up problems for the future.

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The decision to hold rates in March was unanimous and in advance of today’s meeting it seemed most unlikely that the economic news and data over the past month would have been sufficient to support a change...

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Until the new tax rules on savings interest are introduced in April 2016, people should look to maximise the benefits of their tax free ISA allowance, which is now £15,240 for the current tax year as the...

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House price growth has been fairly consistent in the first quarter of 2015, with prices rising at a far more relaxed pace compared to 2014.

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As the first anniversary of the Mortgage Market Review approaches, it is encouraging that lenders predict access to loans will increase slightly in the next three months.

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February’s data reveals a consistently improving mortgage market with a greater number of loan approvals for house purchase and remortgaging compared to the average over the previous six months.

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Freelancer Financials 27 Mar 2015

For us that's great news as their lending criteria is Contractor Friendly. They place no restrictions on occupation or earnings which is great news for contractors. We've already placed some of clients...

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Savers don’t seem to have any further good news for the near future, and can only wait for the Bank of England to increase the base rate. Even then, I am not entirely confident that savers will feel any...

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Kevin Paterson: GI is an increasingly competitive marketplace

Further changes and consolidation in the GI market in recent weeks saw Santander withdraw from the intermediary GI market stating that they wanted to focus on their mortgage proposition, Santander’s GI provider was Select & Protect who in a possibly unrelated move made the majority of their sales team redundant around the same time, sending a message to the intermediary space that they were no longer open for business. Read more

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