Specialist packager and broker Brightstar released a statistic this week which revealed 84% of advisers needed help with the specialist lending market.
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.
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.
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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.
We're over a month in and positivity is still raging on. House prices have started to recover from their stutter in the last half of 2014 with a 2% month-on-month rise in January recorded by Halifax.
December's Stamp Duty reforms were heralded as a triumph for the majority of homebuyers with an expected 98% of people who would be charged Stamp Duty receiving a reduction in the amount they pay. But what of the other 2%?
The second charge market enjoyed a tremendous resurgence in 2014 as new lenders launched product ranges and new broker firms set up to deliver them to consumers.
While attitudes could eventually shift towards long-term fixed rates, the industry is fairly balanced on the current appetite towards these products, the latest Mortgage Solutions poll has found.
TSB unveiled its widely-anticipated service and product range for brokers this week. We've compiled the key information intermediaries need to know about the new service.
The financial services sector is a hive of activity right now as firms look to expand, raise money and draw the eye of investors recognising the strength of mortgage distributors, lenders and brokerages.
In 2015’s first full week back at work three lenders announced increases to procuration fees, but why?
This year has posed many challenges for the mortgage industry which it has risen to with admirable fortitude.
So we made it through the year. A year which saw the biggest changes in mortgage regulation since M-Day in 2004.
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