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Prepare for the remortgage rate war - Toni Smith

Mortgage Solutions | 16 Sep 2014

Over 20,000 people will be coming to the end of their fixed rates in October and this will quadruple in November to 80,000.


Video blog: Non-industry recruits - are they right for your business?

Trainees have an important role to play as intermediaries look to grow and diversify in a recovering market, however they are not the answer unless as a business owner you are prepared to invest the time, money and resource to build what can be an extremely valuable asset to the business.

Mortgage Solutions | 11 Sep 2014 | screening image

How to network (properly)

Compare the following two headlines: ‘Financial adviser gains new client through Twitter', and ‘Financial adviser gains new client through local accountancy connection'.

Mortgage Solutions | 09 Sep 2014

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Will student debt hamper homeowner aspirations?

It’s that time of year when parents get a little teary eyed, either through sadness or relief – maybe even a combination of both, as teenage bedrooms around the country are vacated and disinfected as thousands of students embark upon their first year away at university.

Mortgage Solutions | 09 Sep 2014

Celebrating self-employed Britain

Germany may have lifted the World Cup this summer, casually trouncing Brazil 7-1 on the way and France may have Champagne and the Cote d'Azur.

Mortgage Solutions | 04 Sep 2014 key

What has the government ever done for us?

Whatever your politics, it's pretty standard form for those in the property and lending industries to criticise the government for lack of support.

Mortgage Solutions | 04 Sep 2014
Gary Watts

Can MAS spot mortgage advisers with the x-factor?

I saw with interest the latest suggestions for MAS made by the Financial Services Consumer Panel (FSCP)that it go beyond its current role of giving general advice to actually recommending the firms consumers should use.

Mortgage Solutions | 04 Sep 2014

Broker Toolbox: How to make teachers a specialist subject

More than 30,000 Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) have graduated this summer.

Mortgage Solutions | 02 Sep 2014
Bob Hunt

Take level 4 advice exams before the FCA steps in

With all the debate surrounding the MMR and the requirements and responsibilities placed upon lenders to ensure their staff had the requisite financial qualifications, it is perhaps understandable that the issue of mortgage adviser qualification levels have been placed on the back burner.

Mortgage Solutions | 02 Sep 2014

Say hello, wave goodbye...

A blog is supposed to be personal and reflect the person writing it. So if you will permit me a personal indulgence this one time readers.

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Aug 2014

MMR has compounded protection gap - Toni Smith

As happens almost every year, the market is experiencing a summer dip in mortgage applications; however it is incredible that total gross lending is still up 20% year-on-year, according to the latest CML figures.

Mortgage Solutions | 26 Aug 2014

New lender rumour mill goes into overdrive - Stonebridge

Making predictions about gross lending levels in the UK mortgage market may have appeared something of a parlour game for industry commentators over the past few years.

Mortgage Solutions | 26 Aug 2014

An optimistic market outlook, but for how long? - IMLA

It has been encouraging to see the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) recently revise its mortgage market forecasts, reflecting the more optimistic economic outlook.

Mortgage Solutions | 21 Aug 2014

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