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Calls to brokers leap 20% in March

Mortgage Solutions | 14 Mar 2013

Mortgage and finance advisers have seen enquiries rise by a fifth so far this month, the telephone answering service Moneypenny has reported.

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Hinckley & Rugby axes all Early Repayment Charges

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has removed Early Repayment Charges (ERC) on all of its mortgage products in a move aimed at making its range easier for customers to understand.

Mortgage Solutions | 01 Mar 2013
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Saffron hikes lending 22% to £195m

Saffron Building Society increased its gross mortgage lending by 22% to £195m in 2012 but plans a steadier new year, the mutual has announced.

Mortgage Solutions | 20 Feb 2013

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Aldermore launches into let-to-buy

Aldermore has announced it is to offer let-to-buy mortgages for the first time as part of its ongoing expansion.

Mortgage Solutions | 20 Feb 2013
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Who stands up for the mortgage adviser?

We've had years of comments saying the industry needs to be cleaned up. But I think we have come a long way in the last year and, despite the goal posts being moved again, we have all adapted to change as we always do.

Mortgage Solutions | 12 Feb 2013
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Mortgage advisers could see £12bn extra business in 2013

AMI expects adviser mortgage market share to rise from £70 to £82bn in 2013, driven by the raft of favourable factors supporting the advice and mortgage sectors in 2013.

Mortgage Solutions | 07 Feb 2013
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Exclusive: Metro Bank to expand broker channel reach

Metro Bank is to expand its intermediary proposition later this month as part of ongoing expansion plans.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Feb 2013
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Full force of FLS still to come - BSA

The mood in the personal finance pages is starting to change with at least some commentators starting to talk about easing credit conditions and greater availability across the LTV spectrum.

Mortgage Solutions | 31 Jan 2013
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Big buy-to-let lenders will see challengers this year - Abbey

Miguel Sard, managing director of Abbey for Intermediaries, expects other lenders to mount a challenge to the big two buy-to-let market players this year.

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Jan 2013
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Lenders running scared of non-advised sales - Sinclair

Robert Sinclair, chief executive at the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI), has told mortgage brokers that lenders are being frightened out of the non-advised sales market.

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Jan 2013
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Expect wave of high LTV mortgages in H1 - Countrywide

Countrywide CEO Grenville Turner has said that he expects a return to mainstream mortgage lending above the 90% LTV level in the first half of 2013.

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Jan 2013
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Abbey to launch 90% fee-free first-time buyer mortgage

Abbey for Intermediaries is set to launch a fee-free, three-year first-time buyer loan offered at up to 90% Loan to Value.

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Jan 2013
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Advice industry could see MAS fees cut 94%

Advisory businesses will see a marked reduction in the amount they contribute to the Money Advice Service (MAS) in 2013/14 if proposed changes to the way it is funded are approved.

Mortgage Solutions | 23 Jan 2013

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