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Advice needs to be ‘commoditised’ to attract consumers - Unbiased

Mortgage Solutions | 16 Dec 2014

Financial advice should be grouped by type of service and given price tags to break down the barriers consumers often face when shopping for it, Unbiased chief executive Karen Barrett has suggested.


Public wants quality-of-advice benchmark, report suggests

Consumers are put off seeking regulated advice because they don't know how to judge its quality, research commissioned by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) suggests.

Mortgage Solutions | 12 Dec 2014
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People's Poll: Will you be working through the Christmas party?

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.

Mortgage Solutions | 20 Nov 2014

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A look back at this week's most read stories

Each Friday, Mortgage Solutions rounds up the most popular articles on the website over the past week.

Mortgage Solutions | 07 Nov 2014

Consumer compensation from failed advice firms approaches £1bn mark

Compensation paid out by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to customers of failed advice firms has so far totalled almost £1bn.

Mortgage Solutions | 07 Nov 2014

Remortgage prospects not dampened by distant rate rise - Stonebridge

I see that some commentators are already ‘calling' the remortgage market for 2015 - and the overriding consensus appears to be it will stay at present levels for some time to come.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Nov 2014 key

Star Letter 31/10/2014

Each week Mortgage Solutions picks the best reader contributions from our article comments and letters to the editor. star-letter Each week, we also round-up the best comments, emails and letters to the site and pick one reader contribution as our Star Letter. oUR This week's award goes to:

Mortgage Solutions | 31 Oct 2014

Sesame angers advisers with past advice crackdown after £6m fine

Past and present appointed representatives (ARs) of Sesame have expressed their anger at being told advice previously passed by the network as suitable has now been deemed wrong in a widespread review following a £6m fine from the regulator.

Mortgage Solutions | 31 Oct 2014
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VouchedFor hits review milestone

Having launched in 2011, the number of customer reviews of mortgage advisers and IFAs on VouchedFor.co.uk has reached 15,000, across just over 3,000 advisers.

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Oct 2014
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Jailed adviser ordered to return £55k to clients

A former Positive Solutions adviser has been ordered to repay £55,000 to the clients she stole from.

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Oct 2014
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Half of IFA firm owners plan to sell up in the next five years

Almost half of independent advisory firm business-owners plan to sell up within five years - and 10% next year, research has found.

Mortgage Solutions | 16 Oct 2014

Diary of a new mortgage lender: Fleet Mortgages

Well, this is the biggest jigsaw I've ever helped put together.

Mortgage Solutions | 14 Oct 2014

New Poll: Is the slowing housing market impacting your business??

RICS and Council of Mortgage Lender figures both confirm the housing and mortgage markets have settled into a slower growth pattern as activity in London finally ran out of steam.

Mortgage Solutions | 09 Oct 2014

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