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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.

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Seven advice firms confirmed in default by FSCS

Mortgage Solutions | 30 Sep 2014 | 12:13

Seven advice firms have been declared in default by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

FCA warns of rise in firm cloning

Mortgage Solutions | 29 Sep 2014 | 11:18

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned it has seen an increase in the number of regulated firms being cloned and wants firms to stay alert to the danger.

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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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Video blog: What does your brand mean to customers?

Mortgage Solutions | 18 Sep 2014 | screening image

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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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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