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Catch up on last week’s best read stories

  • 20/04/2012
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Catch up on last week’s best read stories
In case you missed anything, here is a rundown of the biggest stories last week.

The five best read stories of last week:


A Nightmare on Broker Street

Adviser admits to £250k fraud

How to make yourself ASU mis-sales proof 

Landlords struggling with tightening interest-only market 

Mortgage fraudster ordered to pay £22k or face jail


A round up of last week’s key stories


Broker Street

In his latest blog for Mortgage Solutions, Lea Karasavvas tells brokers they should be proud of what they do.

Shapps Spoof

He’s an “honest-to-god housing minister” but a “homeboy by nature” – welcome to Grant Shapps’ fake Twitter feed.

Caught out

A mortgage fraudster who “benefited” by £507,939 from criminal activities has been ordered to pay an extra £22,000 in proceeds of crime.

Keystone Launch

In a Mortgage Solutions exclusive, Mortgages for Business’ David Whittaker discusses funding plans, competition and his expectations for new product range for new lender Keystone.

Mis-sales proof

Berkely Alexander’s Geoff Hall explores the shockwaves of the PPI mis-selling scandal involving banks and loan companies and covers approaching the ASU sale process with no misgivings.

Interest-only cut

ING Direct has become the latest lender to cut its maximum Loan to Value (LTV) on interest-only lending from 75% to 50%.

Placing cases

In the latest Mortgage Solutions poll, 92% of brokers admitted facing difficulty placing interest-only cases.

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