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Star Letter 10/04/2015

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Apr 2015

Each week, we round-up the best comments, emails and letters to the site and pick one reader contribution as our Star Letter.


Mortgage product numbers hit new high

More mortgage products were on offer to consumers in February than at any time since the financial crisis, research has shown.

Mortgage Solutions | 23 Mar 2015

Lack of bespoke underwriting major issue, say brokers

Just under half of brokers surveyed said they thought a lack of individual underwriting will be the biggest barrier to borrowers obtaining a mortgage this year.

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Mar 2015

Other Broker articles


Santander drops general insurance through brokers

Santander has withdrawn its general insurance range through intermediary partners in a bid to place its attention on mortgage business for its brokers.

Mortgage Solutions | 06 Mar 2015

Know Your BDM: Matt Aston, Barclays

Our Know Your BDM series continues with Barclays' business development manager, Matt Aston from Cardiff in the hotseat.

Mortgage Solutions | 03 Mar 2015

Broker confidence picks up after Q2 dip

Confidence among brokers surged in quarter four of 2014 following a fall in optimism in Q2, data shows.

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Feb 2015

How to make 'transitionals' long-term customers - Ipswich BS

This week Ipswich Building Society launched a new transitional lending programme open to all borrowers, not just our own. Some lenders have viewed borrowers who need to use transitional as ‘niche' and are classing them as a risky part of the market.

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Feb 2015

EDM launches mobile document upload facility

Software firm EDM has launched a facility which allows brokers to upload documents using mobile devices to speed up the time it takes to process a mortgage application through to approval.

Mortgage Solutions | 09 Feb 2015
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The science behind the Openwork panel pitch

For proof that the winds of change are blowing in favour of the intermediary, look to the distribution sector, where lenders have been asked to pitch their service and commercial propositions to win a spot on Openwork's network.

Mortgage Solutions | 09 Feb 2015
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FCA outlines fees and conduct standards for consumer buy-to-let

Firms carrying out business which will fall under the newly formed consumer buy-to-let category brought about by the European Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD), will need to register with the FCA from September.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Feb 2015

TSB rolls out five and 10-year fixes to intermediaries

TSB has expanded its mortgage range to brokers and cut interest rates on a number of products.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Feb 2015

New categories announced for British Mortgage Awards 2015

Mortgage Solutions is proud to announce the tenth anniversary of the British Mortgage Awards 2015 with exciting revisions to its award categories, acknowledging stand out achievements and reflecting the industry's excellence.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Jan 2015

Metro Bank opens up lending across England and Wales

Metro Bank has widened its lending area for intermediaries to allow residential and buy-to-let applications for properties located throughout England and Wales.

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Dec 2014

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