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.
Sainsbury's Bank has confirmed it has been looking at developing a mortgage proposition in its bid to develop its banking proposition.
The Connells Group reported a 13% increase in completed mortgages and a boost to its personnel bringing the number of its mortgage advisers to over 500, it announced in its 2014 annual results.
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A Yorkshire mortgage broker who helped to fund a £13m international drug smuggling operation has been jailed for six years.
Lenders should review proc fees to brokers providing high quality business in the wake of the Mortgage Market Review, a broker boss has urged.
The number of consumers contacting the Property Ombudsman to complain about property sales or lettings has jumped 16.4% on 2012.
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