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  • 4 in 10 worry about providing supporting evidence post-MMR

    4 in 10 (39%) of those surveyed thought they would not find it easy to provide all supporting evidence of expenditure information needed when applying for a mortgage, according to research from credit information provider, Equifax, conducted in collaboration with What Mortgage. Read more

  • Accord launches limited edition mortgage range

    Accord Mortgages has today launched a range of limited-edition, fixed-rate mortgages, available for one week only. Read more

  • HSBC to consider its future in the UK

    In its Annual General Meeting statement issued this morning, HSBC said it would be looking into moving its headquarters out of the UK. Read more

  • Q1 equity release lending hits record high

    The equity release sector has had a record breaking start to the year with Q1 figures from the Equity Release Council showing the largest first quarter lending total ever. Read more

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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.

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Nicholas Grange-Bennett

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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After a quiet winter – where the number of monthly property transactions dropped below 100,000 for four consecutive months – it is encouraging to see that the growth observed by HMRC in February has been...

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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
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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In The Spotlight

In the Spotlight with Harpal Singh, Broker Conveyancing

We spoke to Harpal Singh, Managing Director of Broker Conveyancing, about a post-MMR industry and the greater recognition of conveyancing as an opportunity for advisory firms. Read more


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. Read more

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