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Star Letter Extra 04/07/14

Mortgage Solutions | 04 Jul 2014

Each Friday, Mortgage Solutions takes a look back at the best reader comments on the website and letters to the editor.


Why are more mortgage brokers caught for fraud than IFAs? - Stockton

So why are more mortgage brokers caught out for fraud than Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs)?

Mortgage Solutions | 01 Jul 2014

Record £70m boiler room scam funds foreign property purchases

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.

Mortgage Solutions | 04 Jun 2014

Other Mortgage fraud articles

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Exclusive: 112 mortgage 'professionals' banned since 2006

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.

Mortgage Solutions | 02 Jun 2014

Mortgage Solutions' office targeted by fraudulent clone firm

Fraudsters posing as a secured loans firm enlisted Mortgage Solutions' office location to bolster its false trading name and credentials, warned the FCA.

Mortgage Solutions | 15 May 2014

Upper Tribunal upholds £80k fine for 'dishonest' mortgage broker

The Upper Tribunal has upheld a decision by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to fine a mortgage broker £80,000 over false income details.

Mortgage Solutions | 25 Apr 2014
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Cheshire mortgage fraudster "Mr Fastcash" jailed over £6.8m scam

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.

Mortgage Solutions | 25 Apr 2014

Be wary of mortgage fraud in all parts of chain – xit2

We work in an industry where trust and professionalism are paramount and are the norm.

Mortgage Solutions | 03 Apr 2014

Mortgage industry bucks rising fraud trend

The mortgage industry was one of the few financial services sectors to witness a decline in fraudulent activity in the past year.

Mortgage Solutions | 01 Apr 2014

Mortgage broker jailed for six years after ‘disgusting’ £3.5m fraud

A mortgage broker has been jailed for six years after fraudulently obtaining almost £3.5m from clients in the North East.

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Mar 2014

Lloyds urges brokers to remain vigilant over fraud

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.

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Mar 2014

Solicitor mortgage fraudster jailed for six years

Solicitor John Fitzpatrick has been sentenced today at Sheffield Crown Court to six years' imprisonment for theft and fraud offences.

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Feb 2014

Mortgage fraudster jailed for application made behind bars

A Glaswegian gangster faces three years in jail after a court dismissed his attempts to blame his mortgage fraud on “greedy” brokers and bankers.

Mortgage Solutions | 18 Dec 2013

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