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The myth of downsizing

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Nov 2014

More than two million homeowners aged over 55 are hoping to raise money to pay for retirement by downsizing, research from Prudential reveals.


Weird and wonderful uses of equity release

The appeal of equity release has been advancing in recent times hitting record lending figures and surpassing pre-financial crisis lending as it continues to support the over 55s.

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Nov 2014
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MDay - a decade's retrospective

As the tenth anniversary of MDay approaches, Mark Lofthouse takes a look back.

Mortgage Solutions | 17 Nov 2014

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Broker Toolbox: What not to do in online sales pitches

Screen sharing with a client is time-efficient, convenient and helps clients greatly in understanding mortgage options. But it's important to execute these meetings in a professional manner, says Mark Zondler, director at Mikogo.

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Nov 2014

Fraud is the UK's biggest barrier to mortgage lending growth

When fraud is costing financial institutions more than the cost of running the police force, something is seriously wrong, says Benson Hersch.

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Nov 2014
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Big fines, low rates and deposit figures – the Mortgage Solutions Quiz

Here's our news quiz to test your knowledge of the week's most thought-provoking, quirkiest or downright bizarre moments on Mortgage Solutions.

Mortgage Solutions | 07 Nov 2014

Better Business: How to get the app right first time

Keith Barber, Family Building Society offers ten top tips for advisers when considering a new mortgage application

Mortgage Solutions | 03 Nov 2014

Broker Toolbox: Work the angles - Paterson

The household sector is on the verge of sinking into unprofitability. It seems that flood risk, opportunistic fraud and the inexorable rise in popularity of aggregators are all taking their toll on insurers' bottom lines.

Mortgage Solutions | 03 Nov 2014

The British New Homes Mortgage Senate - video round up

Launched by the publishers of Mortgage Solutions, the second British New Homes Mortgage Senate brought builders brokers and mortgage lenders together to examine the critical issues facing the new-build sector.

Mortgage Solutions | 30 Oct 2014 | screening image

Broker Toolbox: Watch out for the buildings insurance gap

The period between exchange and completion when purchasing a property has always been fraught with danger, but could brokers be subjecting homebuyers to risk?

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Oct 2014 key

Purchase deals squeeze out remortgage business - Laker

Christmas has come early, says Sally Laker, MD of Mortgage Intelligence, but the best gift of rising remortgage business still hasn't arrived

Mortgage Solutions | 27 Oct 2014 key

Should the buyer beware as lenders battle for market share?

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%.

Mortgage Solutions | 23 Oct 2014
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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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