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Financial adviser numbers up 5% on 'eve of RDR’

Mortgage Solutions | 25 Nov 2014 | 15:49

The number of financial advisers has risen slightly since the implementation of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), although there has been a dip this year according to FCA figures.


Lenders fear FCA backlash over lending into retirement

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Nov 2014 | 12:55

Lenders have blamed their reluctance to lend to older borrowers whose mortgages stretch into retirement on the fear of a future clampdown by the regulator.

FCA's Percival: More guidance is not the answer

Mortgage Solutions | 21 Nov 2014 | 09:28

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is reluctant to provide further guidance on key advisory issues on which it has already offered direction, suggesting it would not be helpful.

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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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Broker Toolbox: Making protection sales to the over 50s

Mortgage Solutions | 20 Nov 2014 | screening image

In the final episode of our two-part video, our panel debates key strategies to make the most of your client bank and focus on he opportunities in the over 50s market.


As gross mortgage lending rose 5% to £19bn in October, commentators are suggesting December could also be one of the busiest for brokers for some time. Do you expect the usual pre-Christmas slowdown or will you be juggling cases right up to the 24 of December?

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