We've seen buy-to-let lenders increase proc fees but residential lenders have been slow to follow.
Given that around 65% to 70% of mortgage advice comes through the intermediary channel is the title mortgage broker now outdated?
The decision to give pension savers freedom to access their pots and invest or fritter it away has posed an advice conundrum for the parties involved in the transaction, not least the retiree themselves.
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The debate around lending to older borrowers continues to rage.
Borrowers could save thousands of pounds a year by remortgaging, so why don't they?
Protection advisers are being taught how to use behavioural science to sell protection to their clients.
Housing supply pressures are causing house prices to continue to rise.
Official statistics out this week showed that house prices in Northern Ireland are rising almost twice as fast as those in England.
Remortgaging can save clients thousands of pounds and provide a vital revenue stream for brokers.
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.
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.
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.
In the Budget 2015 George Osborne unveiled his plans to help first-time buyers save for a deposit for their home.
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