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Housing policy deserves seat at top table – Bob Hunt

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Jul 2014

How important is the housing market to UK plc? The short answer is ‘very’.

Bob Hunt

Providers should take the hard work away from brokers - Uinsure

When the downturn hit and the number of mortgage products dramatically reduced, brokers spoke of the difficulties they had in finding the right product for their clients.

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Jul 2014

New blood: why I became a trainee surveyor

I have always had an interest in how properties are built and that’s what led me to a career in surveying.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Jul 2014

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Bridging demand won’t be swayed by base rate rise - Complete FS

The Chancellor’s decision to radically alter the way in which pension lump sums can be taken has been given a generally favourable welcome.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Jul 2014

Interest rate uncertainty bolsters fixed rate sales - First Complete

While the demand for mortgages is still increasing there is growing uncertainty among borrowers due to the headlines in the mainstream media.

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Jul 2014

Practicing what the FPC has preached - IMLA

The Bank of England’s assessment that mortgage lending poses no immediate threat to financial stability has come as music to the ears of the market after rumours of a crackdown that could have thrown the recovery into reverse.

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Jul 2014

London house price rises cannot continue forever - KFH

Recently released statistics from Knight Frank and the RICS have dismissed the notion of a UK housing bubble.

Mortgage Solutions | 15 Jul 2014

Lenders implement summer criteria shake-up - Ying Tan’s Market Monitor

It’s been an interesting month in the buy-to-let sector with a host of lenders making quite significant criteria changes.

Mortgage Solutions | 15 Jul 2014

Direct channel feels force of MMR slowdown - LSL

The announcement by the FPC recently of its additional measures to cap loan-to-income multiples and to impose a 3% increase in rates on the stress testing calculations seems a little premature as I do not believe that we have yet seen the full effects of the MMR.

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Jul 2014

Housing bubble prevention better than cure - Lloyds

The Bank of England's deputy governor for financial stability Sir Jon Cunliffe reportedly said that the Financial Policy Committee has two main things to do.

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Jul 2014

Breaking the sourcing system duopoly - Mortgage27

It is common knowledge that for many years now, lenders have been paying the providers of mortgage sourcing systems to display their products.

Mortgage Solutions | 08 Jul 2014

Conquering misconceptions in bridging - ASTL

There appears to be a number of misconceptions about bridging lending and one of them is that it is extremely risky lending. It is an incorrect assumption that bridging finance is high risk.

Mortgage Solutions | 08 Jul 2014

Advisers must prepare clients for rate rise hurdles - Stonebridge

The great Base Rate rise debate continues as if the phrase ‘forward guidance’ was never uttered by the governor of the Bank of England.

Mortgage Solutions | 03 Jul 2014

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