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The Top 10 biggest mortgage broker stories this week – 02/03/18

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The Top 10 biggest mortgage broker stories this week – 02/03/18
In case you missed it, the biggest story on Mortgage Solutions this week involved the Complaints Commissioner's rejection of a complaint from an interest-only mortgage borrower against the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

The use of ‘McMafia’ law to investigate the funding of two properties also made headlines.

And brokers considered whether they should continue with a case if the client can’t afford to protect repayments.


Commissioner rejects consumer’s interest-only mortgage mis-sale complaint

‘McMafia’ law used to investigate two UK homes worth £22m

Should brokers refuse to proceed with a mortgage if the client cannot afford protection?

Virgin Money to enter portfolio buy-to-let mortgage market

Mortgage rates: ‘The only way is up’ as lenders expect Bank of England hike

Thousands of landlords risk £4,000 fines as energy efficiency deadline looms

Digital brokers looking at B2B as Burrow founder warns tech ‘is not there yet’

Should mortgage brokers become financial advisers to thrive and survive? – Marketwatch

FCA sends ‘Dear CEO’ letters on lending concerns to all ‘seconds’ providers

Northview, Simplybiz, and Aldermore appoint senior roles – round-up

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