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Broker confidence picks up after Q2 dip

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Feb 2015

Confidence among brokers surged in quarter four of 2014 following a fall in optimism in Q2, data shows.


Connells' results reveal mortgage division boost

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.

Mortgage Solutions | 25 Feb 2015

Broker vs. adviser - A distinct difference?

It might be just me but the amount of jargon and acronyms in our industry is crazy. I recently experienced this trying to explain my job to friends.

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Feb 2015

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Melton joins Ipswich in serving transitional mortgage borrowers

The Melton Building Society has joined the Ipswich in changing its policy to consider mortgage applications from borrowers transferring from other lenders under the transitional arrangements in the Mortgage Market Review (MMR).

Mortgage Solutions | 18 Feb 2015
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Lenders must work on app. technology to satisfy mortgage advisers

Lenders are failing to satisfy mortgage brokers' desires for more efficient and transparent mortgage application processing, according to a new report.

Mortgage Solutions | 18 Feb 2015

Virgin reveals service promise in bid to become 'lender of choice'

Virgin Money has launched a series of service commitments for intermediaries, which it hopes will allow it to compete with the biggest brands on the market and become the broker's ‘lender of choice'.

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Feb 2015

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

Building societies report lending slowdown in Q4

Building societies reported a slowdown in mortgage lending in the final quarter of 2014 as approvals dropped 7% and lending fell from £14.2bn to £13.8bn.

Mortgage Solutions | 16 Feb 2015

Ipswich embraces MMR transitional rules to help mortgage prisoners

Ipswich Building Society has opened its doors to mortgage prisoners trapped with their existing lender because they fail to meet tougher affordability requirements brought in by the Mortgage Market Review (MMR).

Mortgage Solutions | 16 Feb 2015

Star Letter 13/02/2015

Each week Mortgage Solutions picks the most opinionated or thoughtful reader contributions from our article comments and letters to the editor.

Mortgage Solutions | 13 Feb 2015

Repossessions continue to fall

The number of properties being repossessed fell to its lowest rate since the financial crisis, figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) have shown.

Mortgage Solutions | 12 Feb 2015

January leap in house purchase approvals

House purchase approvals grew faster in January than at any point since April 2009, figures released by e.surv suggested.

Mortgage Solutions | 12 Feb 2015
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The science behind the Openwork panel pitch

For proof that the winds of change are blowing in favour of the intermediary, look to the distribution sector, where lenders have been asked to pitch their service and commercial propositions to win a spot on Openwork's network.

Mortgage Solutions | 09 Feb 2015

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Buy to Let Market Forum 2015

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The British Mortgage Awards 2015

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