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Santander sees 50% uplift in mortgage applications for H1

Mortgage Solutions | 31 Jul 2014 | 16:42

Santander's gross mortgage lending rose 23% to £12.8bn in the first half of this year while mortgage applications climbed 50% for the same period.

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Countrywide reports earnings up 70%; £210bn of UK mortgage lending predicted for 2014

Mortgage Solutions | 31 Jul 2014 | 16:21

Countrywide Group reported its strongest figures for seven years today and predicts lending will hit between, £200‐£210bn in 2014 with the majority from the broker channel, in its half year results.

Lloyds caps Help to Buy 1 loans at £150,000

Mortgage Solutions | 31 Jul 2014 | 16:51

Lloyds Banking Group is to restrict loans made under the Help to Buy equity loan scheme and other shared ownership products to a maximum loan size of £150,000.

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Peter Brodnicki video blog: How to charge client fees

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Peter Brodnicki video blog: How to charge client fees

In the first in our series of four weekly Broker Toolbox video blogs, Mortgage Advice Bureau CEO Peter Brodnicki looks at how to break down the barriers to fee-charging.

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Lloyds completes largest ever mortgage asset move in Europe

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In the first in our series of four weekly Broker Toolbox video blogs, Mortgage Advice Bureau CEO Peter Brodnicki looks at how to break down the barriers to fee-charging.

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How important is the housing market to UK plc? The short answer is ‘very’.

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When the downturn hit and the number of mortgage products dramatically reduced, brokers spoke of the difficulties they had in finding the right product for their clients.

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