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Star Letter 31/10/2014

Mortgage Solutions | 31 Oct 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:


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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Only quarter of advice firms have social media policy - study

Only one in four advisory firms operates a social media policy for staff despite its increasing use and growing scrutiny from the regulator, research suggests.

Mortgage Solutions | 08 Oct 2014

Two-thirds of brokers not qualified to sell equity release

Almost two-in-three mortgage brokers do not have the appropriate qualifications needed to sell equity release products, a poll has found.

Mortgage Solutions | 02 Oct 2014

HSBC starts mortgage sales through advice channel next week

From Monday 6 October, HSBC will start to offer its mortgages through Countrywide Mortgage Services brokers.

Mortgage Solutions | 02 Oct 2014

PFS' Richards to advisers: Stop anonymous online comments

Advisers should stop posting negative comments about the industry from behind a cloak of anonymity, chief executive of the Personal Finance Society (PFS) Keith Richards has said.

Mortgage Solutions | 01 Oct 2014

Seven advice firms confirmed in default by FSCS

Seven advice firms have been declared in default by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

Mortgage Solutions | 30 Sep 2014

Three magic minutes: how to seal a sale

As competition from price comparison websites continues to grow Source Insurance managing director Kevin Paterson looks at the key stats behind insurance sales.

Mortgage Solutions | 29 Sep 2014

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