The upcoming changes to portfolio landlord underwriting have been a growing concern in the market and this issue was reflected over the last week.
Advice tools to help clients and the sales process can be helpful to brokers and two new items garnered much interest this week.
This was echoed by the unveiling of research into the best (and worst) lender websites for brokers.
And as it would seem, planning how to leave your business is a critical task.
Portfolio landlord change significant – Shawbrook
London and Country hails predictive protection tool as ‘catalyst for change’ – exclusive
Exit planning: Brokers urged to address the ‘elephant in the room’
Equifax launches tools to assess bank accounts and disposable income
Tesco, Vida and TSB top table for online broker mortgage experience – research
SPF directors Harris, Boles and King – the 20th birthday interview
Narrow win for May or Corbyn, or hung Parliament ‘best economic outcomes’ – Berenberg
Joint borrower, sole proprietor model useful for BTL tax efficiency – analysis
‘I cannot see the benefit unless all that is wanted is salespeople’ – Star Letter 02/06/2017
How competition for HNW mortgage customers has impacted private bank criteria – Enness
Owain Thomas is Features and Contributing Editor at Mortgage Solutions. He has previously covered the protection and mortgage industry, more recently he edited Workplace Savings and Benefits, and HRD Connect.
Owain won the Financial Healthcare Journalist of the Year (B2B) at the Headline Money Awards in 2014 and 2016. He also won the Protection Review's Journalist of the Year award in 2012.