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Increase LTI cap or first-time buyers will suffer - BSA

Mortgage Solutions | 29 Aug 2014 | 14:25

First-time buyers will suffer if smaller lenders are not given greater freedom to lend above four-and-a-half times borrowers' income, warned the Building Societies Association (BSA).


New advisers say MMR will create more criteria consistency

Mortgage Solutions | 28 Aug 2014 | 17:35

Newly qualified advisers believe that the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) will lead to greater consistency in lending criteria and stability in the mortgage sector.

FCA fines Deutsche Bank £4.7m for reporting failures

Mortgage Solutions | 28 Aug 2014 | 12:17

The Financial Conduct Authority has fined Deutsche Bank £4.7m for incorrectly reporting financial transactions for six years between November 2007 and April 2013.

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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: Do what you do best and outsource the rest - Brodnicki

Mortgage Solutions | 07 Aug 2014 | screening image

In the second of our series of four weekly Broker Toolbox video blogs, Peter Brodnicki CEO of Mortgage Advice Bureau outlines why specialisation could convert to greater success for your business


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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