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Replicating the MMR model in buy-to-let

Mortgage Solutions | 18 Sep 2014

The news from the Treasury that there is a strong possibility that accidental landlords will fall under MMR-style regulation in 2016 should not be shock based on the FCA’s ethos that consumer behaviour should drive product design.

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Video blog: Non-industry recruits - are they right for your business?

Trainees have an important role to play as intermediaries look to grow and diversify in a recovering market, however they are not the answer unless as a business owner you are prepared to invest the time, money and resource to build what can be an extremely valuable asset to the business.

Mortgage Solutions | 11 Sep 2014 | screening image
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How to network (properly)

Compare the following two headlines: ‘Financial adviser gains new client through Twitter', and ‘Financial adviser gains new client through local accountancy connection'.

Mortgage Solutions | 09 Sep 2014

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Take level 4 advice exams before the FCA steps in

With all the debate surrounding the MMR and the requirements and responsibilities placed upon lenders to ensure their staff had the requisite financial qualifications, it is perhaps understandable that the issue of mortgage adviser qualification levels have been placed on the back burner.

Mortgage Solutions | 02 Sep 2014
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Protect industry from 'keyboard terrorists' - Rob Jupp

A few years ago one of the mortgage industry trade publications introduced what seemed like a radical new innovation: the message board.

Mortgage Solutions | 12 Aug 2014
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Poll: How many secured loan cases have you completed?

Earlier this year a Mortgage Solutions poll found more than half of brokers were active in the secured loans space.

Mortgage Solutions | 07 Aug 2014
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National adviser close to resolving commission payment delays

National advice firm Positive Solutions said it is close to resolving an IT error which has left several advisers without pay for as many as four days.

Mortgage Solutions | 01 Aug 2014
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A look back at last week's most read stories

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

Mortgage Solutions | 01 Aug 2014
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Countrywide reports earnings up 70%; £210bn of UK mortgage lending predicted for 2014

Countrywide Group reported its strongest figures for seven years today and predicts lending will hit between, £200‐£210bn in 2014 with the majority from the broker channel, in its half year results.

Mortgage Solutions | 31 Jul 2014
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Poll: Are you putting more business through major lenders?

Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group have announced significant increases in gross mortgage lending.

Mortgage Solutions | 31 Jul 2014
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Broker firm records twelfth quarter of growth

Broker firm Crystal Mortgages has recorded a twelfth successive quarter of growth, according to figures released by the firm.

Mortgage Solutions | 31 Jul 2014
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FCA issues warning against London mortgage broker

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a warning over the conduct of a London-based broker firm.

Mortgage Solutions | 29 Jul 2014
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Star Letter 25/07/14

Each week Mortgage Solutions picks the most opinionated or thoughtful reader contributions from our article comments and letters to the editor.

Mortgage Solutions | 25 Jul 2014

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