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Behavioural science: Is it ethical?

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Apr 2015

Protection advisers are being taught how to use behavioural science to sell protection to their clients.

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Can custom build really solve the country's housing woes? Marketwatch

Housing supply pressures are causing house prices to continue to rise.

Mortgage Solutions | 16 Apr 2015
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Prospects strengthen for the advice market in Northern Ireland - analysis

Official statistics out this week showed that house prices in Northern Ireland are rising almost twice as fast as those in England.

Mortgage Solutions | 16 Apr 2015

Other Analysis articles

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The business of remortgaging - broker strategies

Remortgaging can save clients thousands of pounds and provide a vital revenue stream for brokers.

Mortgage Solutions | 02 Apr 2015
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Real life case studies of advice for vulnerable clients - Marketwatch

Last month a paper commissioned by the FCA found ‘problems at every stage' in the way firms deal with vulnerable consumers. It said financial services products and services often streamlined customers and failed to meet non-standard needs.

Mortgage Solutions | 01 Apr 2015
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How to put customers at the heart of lending strategy - Marketwatch

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released a report last week which found, after a review of 10 lenders, some were still failing to put the customer at the heart of their lending strategies.

Mortgage Solutions | 25 Mar 2015
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Should consumer buy-to-let rules be extended to retiree landlords? - Marketwatch

The debate rumbles on as to whether retirees will raid their pension pots to invest in property to rent out as a way to generate a monthly income.

Mortgage Solutions | 19 Mar 2015
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Budget 2015: Help to Buy ISA - how the industry reacted

In the Budget 2015 George Osborne unveiled his plans to help first-time buyers save for a deposit for their home.

Mortgage Solutions | 18 Mar 2015
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How real is the 'silver pound' threat to first-time buyers? Marketwatch

Pension Freedom Day, as it has been labelled, is fast upon us - 6 April to be exact. Its impact has been the topic of much debate since George Osborne announced the reforms in his 2014 Budget statement.

Mortgage Solutions | 11 Mar 2015
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Time to get comfortable with complex clients' needs - Marketwatch

Specialist packager and broker Brightstar released a statistic this week which revealed 84% of advisers needed help with the specialist lending market.

Mortgage Solutions | 25 Feb 2015
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Investors fear double election will prolong UK political risk

The possibility of two separate general elections in the UK this year is causing concern for fund managers, who say it could lead to prolonged turmoil for equities and sterling in 2015.

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Feb 2015
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The impact of a Bank Base Rate cut on mortgage pricing - Marketwatch

As inflation falls further away from the Bank of England's 2% target, tumbling to 0.3% in January, the suggestion of a cut to the long-standing 0.5% Bank Base Rate (BBR) position was mooted by Mark Carney.

Mortgage Solutions | 19 Feb 2015
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This year's product landscape - Marketwatch

New lenders are entering the intermediary market, some are poised to go live, others have jumped in while some have being testing the water with a soft launch.

Mortgage Solutions | 11 Feb 2015

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