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.
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.
Compare the following two headlines: ‘Financial adviser gains new client through Twitter', and ‘Financial adviser gains new client through local accountancy connection'.
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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.
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.
Whatever your politics, it's pretty standard form for those in the property and lending industries to criticise the government for lack of support.
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.
More than 30,000 Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) have graduated this summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It has been encouraging to see the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) recently revise its mortgage market forecasts, reflecting the more optimistic economic outlook.
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