Welcome to the first fortnightly issue of Mortgage Solutions. With the new frequency and design, we aim to deliver to you, the mortgage intermediary, the most relevant, useful and hopefully thought-provoking news, comment and analysis in an easily accessible format.
Against a backdrop of global economic and political turbulence, the UK’s housing and mortgage markets continue to surprise. Activity remains high and even though a slowdown is widely expected, most commentators are talking about a cooling off, not a big freeze.
The mortgage market is also about to undergo a period of significant change, with regulation of mortgages less than a year away. Although intermediaries themselves will not be directly regulated, they will be accountable to lenders for every piece of advice they give and this will have a dramatic impact on the way they run their businesses.
The demand for high quality, focused and practical information is therefore set to grow as the mortgage landscape changes, and Mortgage Solutions aims to continue to be the leading provider of such information.
Our revamped offering provides all the old favourites such as our in-depth focus section exploring in detail a specific sector or issue affecting mortgage intermediaries ‘ in this issue we look at some of the topics currently being debated in the packager market ‘ as well as ‘Troubleshooter’, the feature that allows you to write in with your mortgage-related queries to be answered by our panel of experts.
We have also introduced new sections to ensure the read is lively and enjoyable as well as informative, such as our regular interview with a key player in the industry and our expanded comment section ‘ allowing you to read about a wide range of issues discussed from a wide range of angles.
Above all, Mortgage Solutions aims to be a forum for interaction and discussion between intermediaries and their peers as well as lenders, regulators and service providers. We would therefore welcome your letters and comments on any aspect of the mortgage market, or indeed on the content of the magazine itself.