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Read the top stories on Mortgage Solutions last week – 09/10/2015

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Read the top stories on Mortgage Solutions last week – 09/10/2015
Every Friday, Mortgage Solutions rounds up the most popular stories on the site over the past five days. What stories did you miss?

Case Study: How to grow a mortgage advice business

Mark Dyason, national media pundit and director of a mortgage and protection firm in Edinburgh describes what happened next when he set up his own mortgage firm. From employing just three advisers to choosing the right network, it’s all here.

Stonebridge and Tenet agree distribution deal – exclusive

Networks Stonebridge and Tenet have struck a joint deal to provide mortgage and wealth services for firms joining Stonebridge from Legal & General following L&G’s decision to deal only with directly authorised firms.

Brokers air frustration over lender processing slowdown

A majority of mortgage professionals believe lenders’ processing times have lagged over recent months, with the impact of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) increasing scrutiny over applications.

The impact of buy-to-let: Separating fact from fiction

The buy-to-let sector has come under a great deal of scrutiny from policymakers, the media and the public recently, writes Peter Williams, executive director of IMLA.

Santander for Intermediaries rolls out online mortgage offers

Brokers with applications in to Santander for Intermediaries were able to access offers via the lender’s introducer internet from Wednesday this week.

Here’s some more you may have missed…

Brokers feed back on ‘knee jerk’ landlord reactions to tax relief cuts – Marketwatch

From April 2017 the government will begin to phase out the tax relief available to higher-rate taxpayers gradually over a period of four years. This week we asked our panel of experts how their mortgaged landlord customers are reacting to the changes.

Tell clients to check wills, or miss out on £1m IHT allowance, says IFA

Families across Britain could miss out on a new inheritance tax (IHT) allowance if they do not review their wills, the boss of a leading financial adviser firm has warned.

FCA calls for industry feedback on key mortgage market failings

Regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a ‘Call for Inputs’ or study into barriers to competition holding back the mortgage market.

Foundation Home Loans eyeing residential mortgage lending launch – exclusive

Specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender Foundation Homeloans (FHL) is readying to launch into residential mortgages by Q2 2016, Mortgage Solutions understands.

Tesco Bank annual mortgage lending up 31%

Mortgage lending at Tesco Bank increased by 31% in the first half of this year against 2014.

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