This week’s most read on Mortgage Solutions and Specialist Lending Solutions saw Habito refusing to withdraw its second TV advert, after receiving a complaint from an adviser that its content was ‘denigrating’ to the advice industry.
This was followed by Twenty7Tec showcasing a raft of software partnership agreements with mortgage lenders and distributors targeting automated data flow, while brokers were also warned to beware of losing lead generation sources as new players and online advice models enter the market.
The Irish government’s first-time buyer mortgage scheme running into difficulties after 12 months broke into the top five, as well as research about the housing market failing first-time buyers.
‘Shocked and angry’ mortgage broker complains to regulator over Habito TV ad – exclusive
Lenders publish time to Mortgage Apply go-live; Connells confirms shareholding in Twenty7Tec
Brokers warned beware of losing client leads through online advice – NatWest
Irish government first-time buyer mortgage scheme in peril after one year
Housing market failing first-timers but broker share expected to grow – IMLA
‘Underhand’ free legal conveyancers adding on unnecessary charges – JLM
AMI fears ‘commission bias’ is driving lenders to offer cheaper product transfer rates
Lynda Blackwell on mortgage market competition: ‘Break the surface and things don’t seem so rosy’
Brodnicki: Removing broker commission fees in Oz will stifle innovation, restrict choice and hurt regulation
Overseas stamp duty surcharge ‘should not act as a barrier’ – HM Treasury