Halifax is preparing to roll out a streamlined service proposition to brokers which will reduce the amount of time it takes from mortgage application to completion.
Accord Mortgages has reduced its two, three and five year fixed rate products by up to 0.45%.
Paragon Personal Finance has become the latest lender to join the panel of master broker Promise Solutions.
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The battle to reach volume lending targets and increase market share before the end of the year is seeing some lenders slash rates.
TSB admitted the fall in its quarterly net lending by 0.3bn to £19.1bn in Q3 was down to the absence of a distribution channel within the broker market.
Seven advice firms have been declared in default by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).
Brokers are optimistic that speculation about a rise in the Bank of England base rate will create a surge in more remortgage enquiries from customers, survey results have shown.
Confidence about the mortgage market's health remains high among mortgage intermediaries despite a small decrease in a confidence index, reported NatWest Intermediary Solutions.
It has begun. New lenders are starting to emerge and the industry gossip wire tells us more are on the way.
Bupa's international private medical insurance (IPMI) business has been awarded CII-accredited status for its online broker training portal, the Bupa Academy.
So the post-MMR world is here and both brokers and lenders already find themselves working overtime to adapt their business processes to ensure compliance with the new regulations.
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On the incoming Mortgage Market Review rule changes on 26 April, brokers' fears about the impact of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) have risen noticeably in the last six months from 34% to 47%.
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