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So why are more mortgage brokers caught out for fraud than Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs)?
Two men were today convicted at Southwark Crown Court for their roles in what is believed to be the largest boiler room fraud ever pursued by a UK authority.
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The Financial Conduct Authority has banned more than 100 individuals from the mortgage industry for fraud in the last eight years, Mortgage Solutions can reveal.
Fraudsters posing as a secured loans firm enlisted Mortgage Solutions' office location to bolster its false trading name and credentials, warned the FCA.
The Upper Tribunal has upheld a decision by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to fine a mortgage broker £80,000 over false income details.
A property businessman and a gang of accomplices including a conveyancer attempted to obtain mortgages on stolen properties across Cheshire in a scam worth £6.8m.
We work in an industry where trust and professionalism are paramount and are the norm.
The mortgage industry was one of the few financial services sectors to witness a decline in fraudulent activity in the past year.
A mortgage broker has been jailed for six years after fraudulently obtaining almost £3.5m from clients in the North East.
Lloyds Banking Group has warned the increase in paper work associated with the Mortgage Market Review changes may increase the risk of fraud and brokers need to remain vigilant.
Solicitor John Fitzpatrick has been sentenced today at Sheffield Crown Court to six years' imprisonment for theft and fraud offences.
A Glaswegian gangster faces three years in jail after a court dismissed his attempts to blame his mortgage fraud on “greedy” brokers and bankers.
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