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Broker confidence picks up after Q2 dip

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Feb 2015 | 11:22

Confidence among brokers surged in quarter four of 2014 following a fall in optimism in Q2, data shows.


Lloyds Banking Group's mortgage lending up 13%

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Feb 2015 | 11:35

Lloyds Banking Group's (LBG) gross mortgage lending rose by 13% to £40bn last year compared to 2013, its annual results revealed.

Most read stories this week - 27/02/2015

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Feb 2015 | 17:07

Each Friday, Mortgage Solutions rounds up the most popular articles on the website over the past week. Here's your weekly review:


Star Letter 27/02/2015

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Time to get comfortable with complex clients' needs - Marketwatch

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Hear from Sally Laker, Paul Shearman and Dominik Lipnicki


Is the buy to let market likely to see a new wave of landlords following the new pension freedoms in April?



The guide to remortgaging: Adviser's guide

Welcome to our complete remortgaging guide for the intermediary market, in association with Woolwich, mortgages from Barclays. Interest rates have been at record lows over five years, but the uptick will come. Read our guide to cement the right strategy for the months ahead.

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Mortgage Advice Bureau's new homes director Andy Frankish interviews housing minister Brandon Lewis exclusively for the group's Trailblazers conference.

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It might be just me but the amount of jargon and acronyms in our industry is crazy. I recently experienced this trying to explain my job to friends.


"Surprise, surprise, the unexpected hits you between the eyes." So sang our Cilla for so many years that it surely couldn't have been a surprise to anyone that the programme was eventually taken off air.


The trouble with specialist mortgages is that they are not easy to define. We all love a mental shortcut. Just think about the Spice Girls. They were successful because you could label them with five words: Ginger, Sporty, Scary, Baby, Posh.

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Buy to Let Market Forum 2015

22 Apr 2015

Cardiff, Birmingham, Winchester and Warrington, UK

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The British Mortgage Awards 2015

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London, UK