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Direct mortgage sales through branches and telephony are likely to bear the brunt of any slowdown in lending following the implementation of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR), L&G's Stephen Smith has said.
There has been a lot of talk across the industry recently welcoming back the role of the ‘packager’, particularly for smaller lenders and traditional building societies.
For the first hundred and twenty odd years of their history, all building society mortgages were advanced on variable rates.
Understandably with only two months to go before the introduction of the new Mortgage Market Review (MMR) rules the ‘noise levels’ around these regulatory changes have grown considerably louder recently.
From late April, virtually all interactive mortgage sales (involving a face-to-face or phone conversation with a borrower) will have to be on an advised basis.
Those brokers who remember the sub-prime lending market of old will know that those days are gone forever and I doubt we’ll ever see a return to the type of lending that used to take place.
John Penn, head of Mortgage Proposition at software provider Intelliflo, gives his thoughts on how technology can be used to overcome issues arising from MMR.
Nottingham Building Society has unveiled plans to offer whole of market mortgage advice across its branch network following strong lending figures during 2013.
It might sound a silly question but how do you know you’re doing well? There are always plenty of people ready to be very vocal when things have gone wrong like your boss, the FCA, lenders, your network’s compliance officer, but how many people shout as loudly when you do it right?
If you had the (mis)fortune of watching the recent Celebrity Big Brother you would have witnessed a number of conversations between the housemates about how famous each one is amongst the great British public.
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