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Where will the next wave of product innovation emerge? Marketwatch

Mortgage Solutions | 23 Jul 2014

As the summer heat wave takes over the UK we competition in the specialist mortgage market is warming up too with lenders offering product sales and bringing new options to the table.

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The FCA review: one year on - Marketwatch

The Financial Conduct Authority published its first annual report last week reviewing its performance since it came into force on 1 April 2013, taking over from the Financial Services Authority.

Mortgage Solutions | 16 Jul 2014

Will secured loans lose out to remortgaging when rates rise? Marketwatch

That a rate rise is on the way is a certainty. What effect this will have on borrowers' behaviour as they move to protect themselves from unpredictable and increasing payments is still an unknown.

Mortgage Solutions | 09 Jul 2014

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Mark Carney: One year on

As he marks his first year at the helm of the Bank of England, Investment Week looks at what impact Governor Mark Carney has had on the UK economy.

Mortgage Solutions | 08 Jul 2014 key

Brokers battle against base rate confusion - Marketwatch

Mark Carney was accused by one press outlet of being an 'unreliable boyfriend' with all his recent back and forth messages about when the base rate will rise.

Mortgage Solutions | 02 Jul 2014

Time for new lenders in the buy-to-let market? Marketwatch

In the last three months the buy-to-let market has seen existing lenders split in two directions on criteria with some becoming more cautious, others clearly touting for business.

Mortgage Solutions | 26 Jun 2014

Attracting women to senior roles needs top down leadership

Female appointments to senior roles in financial services are always a talking point for the industry.

Mortgage Solutions | 19 Jun 2014
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When a rate hike means a rate hike: The world's five highest interest rates

Investors may see UK interest rates rise earlier than the 2015 date priced in by the markets, the Bank of England governor Mark Carney and the MPC have warned, but some economies have to cope with much higher rates.

Mortgage Solutions | 19 Jun 2014 key

Mortgage loan capping: Right move or wrong step? Marketwatch

Last week George Osborne handed the Bank of England the power to cap the size of mortgage loans compared to family income and house values.

Mortgage Solutions | 18 Jun 2014
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World Cup winning property markets - Marketwatch

World Cup fever is upon us and after a dose of sunshine and cold beer investors may be inclined to let their minds wander further afield to consider snapping up second homes or rental properties.

Mortgage Solutions | 11 Jun 2014
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FLS refocus to SMEs achieves little so far - Marketwatch

Bank of England figures released last month revealed a disappointing level of lending to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) by participants of the extended Funding for Lending Scheme.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Jun 2014
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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

Is it time to say farewell to Help to Buy? Marketwatch

The future of the Help to Buy scheme is under increased scrutiny thanks to rising house prices and a growing mortgage market.

Mortgage Solutions | 28 May 2014

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