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This week’s most read on Mortgage Solutions – 06/11/2015

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This week’s most read on Mortgage Solutions – 06/11/2015
This week the FCA, Housing Bill and impending rate rises dominated industry headlines. What stories did you miss?

FCA permissions: Know the bigger picture to avoid the pitfalls

Knowing which regulatory permissions your firm needs to conduct business is not enough to avoid landing in hot water, writes Samantha Partington.

Lenders ‘tweaking’ criteria to ease  LTI restrictions

Advisers say they are experiencing ‘a degree of positivity’ from lenders on supporting borrowers struggling with the restrictions imposed on loan-to-income (LTI) lending last year.

Aldermore launches Landlord Hub

Aldermore has announced the launch of its Landlord Hub for customers and brokers which will provide information and commentary on the buy-to-let market.

Countrywide mortgage volumes rise by 10%, but overall earnings dip

The number of mortgages arranged through Countrywide increased by 10% in the third quarter of 2015, to total 20,572 advised sales.

Welcome to the Curry Club debate – London

In the last leg of 2015’s Curry Club roundtable, Mortgage Solutions and Leeds Building Society met with London-based brokers to discuss the most pressing industry issues at the Chutney Mary in Green Park, London.

Here’s some more you may have missed…

Customer choice has narrowed – the FCA could help fix this

The Financial Conduct Authority launched its review into competition in the mortgage market last month. Bob Hunt discusses how the regulator could tackle the industry’s issues head on.

The strategies behind three 2015 success stories – Marketwatch

In the penultimate month of 2015, intermediaries will have a fairly accurate idea of their year-end business volumes and be able to gauge how far they have come since last year’s results.

MPs spar in Commons Housing Bill row

MPs in the House of Commons have clashed over the government’s Housing Bill, particularly with regard to the affordability of Starter Homes in London.

FCA warns firms to improve transparency of internal investigations

Companies must improve their conduct and interaction with the regulator when they are carrying out internal investigations, warned the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) at a legal conference.

Carney confirms readiness to restrain lending; BoE pushes rate rise prediction to 2017

Bank of England governor Mark Carney is prepared to make it harder for providers to lend if he sees credit loosening enough to destabilise the economy, according to reports.

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