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NatWest to hike broker fees on completions

Mortgage Solutions | 30 Sep 2014 | 14:30

From tomorrow, NatWest Intermediary Solutions will increase procuration fees for residential mortgage adviser completions.


FCA to ban 'loyalty bonus' volume overrides for second charge brokers

Mortgage Solutions | 30 Sep 2014 | 14:33

Second charge lenders will be banned from paying brokers volume overrides or ‘loyalty bonuses', when the Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) rules become law in March 2016.

Boris Johnson targets brownfield housing developments

Mortgage Solutions | 30 Sep 2014 | 14:28

London mayor Boris Johnson has reiterated plans to build on brownfield sites in London in his speech to the Conservative party conference.

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MCD: Lifetime mortgages re-defined - impact analysis

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Hybrid products could launch equity release into mainstream


Three magic minutes: how to seal a sale

Kevin Paterson

80% of sales made after fifth contact


Client fees versus proc fee rises - Marketwatch

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Countrywide: Expect proc. fee rises within 18 months


The Family Building Society – a short film for your clients

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Watch Anna’s story


Bower Retirement Services has set out plans to double its adviser force following an upturn in equity release business volumes. Brokers, do you hold the appropriate qualifications to advise on equity release?

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Video blog: What does your brand mean to customers?

A vast majority of UK intermediaries will have a trading name rather than necessarily a consumer brand, as that takes a significant level of investment and resource over a great many years to build.

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Lenders and brokers are in a partnership to distribute mortgages to the UK public and each has an interest in the business strength and health of the other.


There isn't much good to be said about the crash that hit the mortgage industry and its suppliers in 2008. Jobs, businesses, pensions and in some cases fortunes were lost.


Intermediaries think that lenders are gradually coping better with the new MMR rules, but they see no clear trend towards potential borrowers coping better.

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