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  • MMRs impact on mortgage market dissipates

    Mortgage approvals by all UK-resident mortgage lenders for house purchase picked up in June, before easing back slightly in August, according to the Bank of England’s latest Trends in Lending report. The number of approvals for remortgaging was broadly unchanged between June and August. Read more

  • FCA to issue record number of warnings

    The Financial Conduct Authority is on track to issue a record amount of private warnings this year, according to a report by the Financial Times, gained through a Freedom of Information request to the FCA. Read more

  • Gross mortgage lending steady in September

    The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £17.8 billion in September. This is 1% lower than August (£18 billion), but 10% higher than September last year (£16.2 billion). Read more

  • Death tax abolition causes 1m to increase savings

    New consumer polling from AXA Life Invest reveals that almost a fifth (19%) of defined contribution scheme members are planning to save more into their pension as a result of George Osborne’s planned abolition of the 55% ‘death tax’. Read more

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Preparing ourselves for more regulatory changes

The following is a sentence you will not often see written. I sometimes feel sorry for the FCA.

Latest Comments

Andy Shields
16 Oct 2014 Andy Shields

Good read. Finally an opportunity to feature a dinosaur fossil on Financial Reporter!

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Barry Humphreys
16 Oct 2014 Barry Humphreys

It was 2004 that I came into this industry and took my CeMap exams, I had a retail soft furnishing Business for almost 30 years, and at the time had little knowledge on how the industry worked apart from...

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sam hubbard
06 Oct 2014 sam hubbard

Good to see a common sense approach. Here, here!!!

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SLOWE
02 Oct 2014 SLOWE

Might be nice if Santander dropped the 4.74% SVR to Halifax / Nationwide levels of 3.99% or Woolwich's 3.89% as this would help thousands of Santander borrowers without them lifting a finger.

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