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Star Letter 22/08/14

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Aug 2014

Each week Mortgage Solutions picks the most opinionated or thoughtful reader contributions from the comments under website stories and letters to the editor.

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A look back at this week's most read stories

Each Friday, Mortgage Solutions rounds up the most popular articles on the website over the past week.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Aug 2014
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Police issue CCTV image of mortgage fraudster

Police have issued CCTV footage of a man wanted in connection with a £90,000 mortgage fraud described as a ‘sophisticated and complex' scam.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Aug 2014

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Registration opens for The Mortgage and Protection Event

Registration is now open for The Mortgage and Protection Event taking place in Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle this November.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Aug 2014
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Co-op posts £76m loss as MMR affects mortgage sales

The Co-operative Bank has registered a pre-tax loss of £75.8m for the first six months of the year, its interim results have shown.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Aug 2014
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First-time buyer sales hit seven-year high

First-time buyer sales rose to a seven-year high in July as 30,000 fledgling buyers climbed onto the bottom rung of the property ladder.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Aug 2014
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Precise Mortgages slashes seconds rates and confirms master broker panel

Precise Mortgages has simplified lending criteria, cut rates and confirmed its preferred panel of 12 master brokers to distribute its second-charge loan range, which lists Brightstar, V Loans and Y3S.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Aug 2014
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FCA calls for examples of retrospective regulation

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seeking examples of occasions the industry suspects it may have applied its rules after the fact with the benefit of hindsight.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Aug 2014
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Tenet claims first network to receive credit licence

TenetLime has been approved for a credit licence by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which it claims makes it the first network to be granted full permission.

Mortgage Solutions | 21 Aug 2014
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Shelter slams government house building strategy

Housing charity Shelter has branded the government's house building efforts 'a drop in the ocean' after statistics revealed a 7% rise in annual completions.

Mortgage Solutions | 21 Aug 2014
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Poll: Would a base rate rise boost your remortgage business?

Members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee have started to vote for an increase in the base rate.

Mortgage Solutions | 21 Aug 2014
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Two-thirds of brokers avoid secured loans

Two-in-three mortgage brokers have not completed a secured loan case during the last six months, a new poll has shown.

Mortgage Solutions | 21 Aug 2014
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Biba launches insurance guide for MPs

The British Insurance Brokers' Association (Biba) has launched an MP guide to help constituents with insurance and promote the benefits of using a broker.

Mortgage Solutions | 21 Aug 2014

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