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Star Letter Extra 22/05/2015

Mortgage Solutions | 22 May 2015

Each week Mortgage Solutions rounds up the most opinionated and thoughtful comments of the week.


Complaints about interest only and porting continue to rise - FOS

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has received a surge in complaints from customers about interest-only mortgages, with many worried that they would not be able to repay their balance.

Mortgage Solutions | 19 May 2015

Self-employed most underserved sector by lenders, say brokers

The mortgage lending market is failing to serve the needs of self-employed customers according to 63% of brokers, a Mortgage Solutions poll finds.

Mortgage Solutions | 28 Apr 2015

Other Interest-only articles


A third of interest-only customers say 'yes' to free advice

It has perhaps gone a little bit quiet on the interest-only mortgages front. During 2013, interest-only mortgages were a hot topic - and at HML, we certainly haven't taken our foot off the pedal when it comes to customer contact campaigns.

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Feb 2015

Touching the lending into retirement void - Chalk

In November I had the honour of sitting on a panel of experts at the Mortgage and Protection Event hosted by Mortgage Solutions in Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle. Over the three days, hundreds of brokers attended to hear, and join in with industry leading experts debating the future of their marketplace.

Mortgage Solutions | 23 Dec 2014

Leeds BS - why our interest only decision makes sense

Earlier this week Leeds Building Society announced it was introducing two completely new products aimed at the interest only market.

Mortgage Solutions | 20 Nov 2014

Leeds BS launches two interest-only mortgages

Leeds Building Society has introduced two and five year fixed-rate deals aimed at the interest-only market.

Mortgage Solutions | 18 Nov 2014
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Over 50s with mortgages in repayment crisis - Saga

More than two thirds of the 6.3 million over 50s with an interest-only mortgage, who had intended to pay it off with an endowment policy say their underperforming endowment will not foot the bill, according to Saga Personal Finance.

Mortgage Solutions | 04 Nov 2014

Clearing interest-only debt most often named reason for equity release

Clearing mortgage debt is the most common reason over 55s have for equity release, lifetime mortgage specialist Stonehaven has found.

Mortgage Solutions | 29 Sep 2014

Peer-to-peer lender completes first residential 'mortgage'

Peer-to-peer platform eMoneyUnion has completed the first ever first charge residential crowdfunding loan.

Mortgage Solutions | 08 Sep 2014
Martin Wheatley

The FCA review: one year on - Marketwatch

The Financial Conduct Authority published its first annual report last week reviewing its performance since it came into force on 1 April 2013, taking over from the Financial Services Authority.

Mortgage Solutions | 16 Jul 2014

Family Building Society launches

The Family Building Society has launched with a range of mortgage products intended to allow families to financially support each other.

Mortgage Solutions | 14 Jul 2014
Three shrubs in a row each larger than the other

Will secured loans lose out to remortgaging when rates rise? Marketwatch

That a rate rise is on the way is a certainty. What effect this will have on borrowers' behaviour as they move to protect themselves from unpredictable and increasing payments is still an unknown.

Mortgage Solutions | 09 Jul 2014

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