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Time to get comfortable with complex clients' needs - Marketwatch

Mortgage Solutions | 25 Feb 2015

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

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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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Challenges facing the mortgage market in 2015 - Marketwatch

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.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Feb 2015
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Impact of the Stamp Duty hike on the high-end property market - Marketwatch

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%?

Mortgage Solutions | 28 Jan 2015
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Should mortgage brokers start setting up secured loan teams? Marketwatch

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.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Jan 2015
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Balanced attitude to demand for long-term fixes - poll

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.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Jan 2015
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8 things brokers need to know about TSB's mortgage range

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.

Mortgage Solutions | 21 Jan 2015
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Why investors are looking again at the mortgage market - Marketwatch

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.

Mortgage Solutions | 15 Jan 2015
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Do fees reflect the rising value of mortgage advice? Marketwatch

In 2015’s first full week back at work three lenders announced increases to procuration fees, but why?

Mortgage Solutions | 07 Jan 2015
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Lenders look forward to the challenges of 2015 - Marketwatch

This year has posed many challenges for the mortgage industry which it has risen to with admirable fortitude.

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Dec 2014
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The highs and lows of 2014 - Marketwatch

So we made it through the year. A year which saw the biggest changes in mortgage regulation since M-Day in 2004.

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Dec 2014

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