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Treasury delivers 'high level' change for seconds industry

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Jan 2015 | 17:28

Second charge firms must wait for another few months to find out exactly how they will be affected by the EU Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) after the Treasury's final rules skirted over the changes to the sector.

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Which? equity release comparisons 'pretty meaningless' - IFS

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Jan 2015 | 16:27

A Which? report denouncing equity release schemes as “an expensive way to borrow money” has been criticised for comparing "apples and pears" by the Institute for Financial Services (Ifs).

DeVere launches expat mortgage advice brand

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Jan 2015 | 16:21

DeVere Group has introduced a standalone expatriate-focused mortgage division following rising demand from overseas-based clients.

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MMR: right policy, wrong time

Keith Green, from consultants Navigant, assesses the Financial Service Authority's (FSA's) final rules for mortgage sellers...

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Watch the Equity Release Awards highlights

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Dec 2014 | screening image

The Equity Release Awards at Merchant Taylor's Hall in the heart of the City were attended by a raft of industry luminaries.

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Barclays launched the UK's lowest ever ten-year residential fix last week. This week, buy-to-let lender The Mortgage Works launched a two-year fixed rate at up to 75% loan-to-value (LTV) at 4.99%. Lenders have offered long-term fixes for years and the benefits to customers of stability are clear. But, brokers, do you think customer appetite for these products is finally on the rise?

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Buy to Let Market Forum 2015

22 Apr 2015

Manchester, Birmingham, London, UK

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The British Mortgage Awards 2015

09 Jul 2015

London, UK