A primetime TV campaign intended to catch consumer attention succeeded in catching broker attention this week, as did the news of a serious mortgage fraud case. There was much interest raised in the portfolio lending arena too as the 30 September deadline for underwriting changes approaches.
Meanwhile the regulator garnered attention this week at the FSE and ASTL conferences with several areas of sectoral interest and plenty of warning shots to heed. And the potential for a new host of technologically advanced lenders could be on the horizon.
Mortgage broker launches primetime TV ad campaign
Judge jails ‘dishonest woman’ for mortgage fraud
FSE: Portfolio rules hand brokers risk for not reporting landlord tax avoidance
Housebuilder shares tumble after top bosses offload own shares
Network chiefs warn ‘poor advice’ and two-year churn throw up Brexit exposure risk
FCA ready to bare teeth on smaller lenders’ portfolio lending activities
MAB: Lenders launching next year are already more advanced than Atom Bank
RBS features in FCA’s Blockchain for mortgages project
Openwork to fund two-year training for mortgage brokers to become wealth advisers
FSE: FCA wants to extend senior managers regime to ARs
Victoria is group editor, Mortgage Solutions and Your Mortgage at AE3 Media.
Previous titles include editor of What Mortgage and Credit Today and a stint freelancing for various titles, including The Guardian, Which? and Money.co.uk