The new Conservative government is good news for first-time buyers, according to a report from Halifax.
We all put in the time and effort to prepare for that all-important job interview, so why don't mortgage brokers do the same before meeting clients? Phil Whitehouse, managing director of MCI Mortgage Club, looks at how brokers can establish better customer relationships.
With activity in the mortgage market on the up, broker firms are likely to be seeing increased profits. But what are firms using this extra cash for?
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Friday’s election result sent shockwaves through the nation as the Conservatives secured a parliamentary majority. But what will their housing policies mean for the market?
This week Mortgage Solutions quizzes NatWest Intermediary Solutions business development manager Kerry Wright on working with brokers and the biggest challenges she has faced.
After winning the majority vote, the Conservatives have secured five more years in government.
Customers as young as 40-something are being turned away from mainstream lenders for being "too old".
The impact of the impending general election on the housing market has been overplayed, with 2015 set to be a strong year for mortgage lending, writes Richard Adams, managing director of Stonebridge Group.
Our first Curry Club in Leeds spanned topics as diverse and often surprising as the menu at the Aagrah restaurant. From fee charging to compliance updates and the march of technology, our mortgage adviser guests were quick to dispel a few market myths.
Lifetime mortgages were granted a Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) exempt status earlier this month by the regulator. Andrea Rozario looks at how the changes will impact the equity release market.
Will the next government live up to their house building manifesto promises and could we finally see the start of a new build revolution? Bob Hunt, chief executive of Paradigm Mortgage Services debates the likely outcomes for the housing market post-election.
The Help to Buy ISA scheme announced in the Budget received a broad welcome from the panel at a Virgin Money video debate, but a spokesman from L&G said the three-years taken to save could put borrowers behind house price inflation.
Lenders need greater reassurance that shared ownership is low risk in order to plug much needed investment into the product says Louise Drew, partner at Shakespeares Solicitors.
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