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Should the buyer beware as lenders battle for market share?

Mortgage Solutions | 23 Oct 2014

The mortgage rate war is now officially in full swing. The deal which has arguably grabbed the most headlines is HSBC's first ever sub-1% mortgage, a discount deal with a current pay rate of 0.99%.

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HSBC's move signals cost of branch advice still rising

If you wanted a finer example of the impact that regulation has had on the mortgage market - in particular the MMR - then you will find no better one than HSBC's recently announced decision to begin lending through mortgage advisers.

Mortgage Solutions | 20 Oct 2014
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Know Your BDM: Sarah Woolf, Shawbrook Bank

We ask BDMs up and down the country for their answers to the following 10 questions.

Mortgage Solutions | 20 Oct 2014

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Repossessions may not rise in step with interest rates - Moore Blatch

Sarah Watley, partner and head of asset recovery at Moore Blatch says you can never fully predict the outcome of a rate rise.

Mortgage Solutions | 13 Oct 2014 key
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Opportunities in the Buy to Let Market - Nationwide

As the housing market continues its upward trajectory, the buy-to-let market is quietly outperforming the residential market in terms of year on year growth during 2014.

Mortgage Solutions | 13 Oct 2014 key
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IPOs: How to spot the winners and losers

The UK IPO market is on course for a record-breaking year but the hype has led to some questionable valuations. Mark Boucher explains how to separate the wheat from the chaff

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Oct 2014 key
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Start preparing your business for the EU directive - TMA

With the EU mortgage credit directive now on the horizon, TMA marketing manager Lauren Bagley looks at the compliance options available for directly authorised brokers.

Mortgage Solutions | 06 Oct 2014
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Know Your BDM: Paul MacDuff, NatWest

Mortgage Solutions’ Know Your BDM series gives brokers the chance to get to know their local business development managers a little better.

Mortgage Solutions | 06 Oct 2014
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Three magic minutes: how to seal a sale

As competition from price comparison websites continues to grow Source Insurance managing director Kevin Paterson looks at the key stats behind insurance sales.

Mortgage Solutions | 29 Sep 2014
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Supporting the new build market - Nationwide

As Nationwide returns to offer new-build Help to Buy mortgages to home movers, James Chidgey, senior manager of new build at the mutual, looks at the outlook for the market.

Mortgage Solutions | 29 Sep 2014
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FCA data offers evidence of declining adviser claims

New complaints data supplied by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) may provide further evidence of declining claims against adviser firms.

Mortgage Solutions | 25 Sep 2014 key
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Know Your BDM: Stuart Bryce, Mansfield Building Society

Mortgage Solutions’ Know Your BDM series gives brokers the chance to get to know their local business development managers a little better.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Sep 2014
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IMLA Dinner 2014: the night in pictures

The annual Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association Dinner took place in the heart of London last week. Mortgage Solutions rounds-up the evening's highlights.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Sep 2014

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