Sometimes for people 70 years plus, servicing a mortgage debt at low rates can be advantageous with regard to estate planning.
This is why you should leave the lenders to ‘lend’ and the advisers to ‘advise’. I have found that in most cases where I have appealed to the lender, where my clients criteria does not fit the defined model, the underwriter has seen the common sense in my argument and agreed the case, good examples of this are NatWest and Coventry hopeless examples are Santander!
If the FCA offered a bit of clarity when they amend or introduce new regulation, then this sort of thing would not happen. Everything they do is ambiguous and it is no wonder that rules are being interpreted differently. Once again it is the consumer who suffers.
The lack of clarity is deliberate. They actively do not want certainty as it would either restrict their ability for creative interpretation or drop them right in it. The whole thing is corrupted by the perverse incentives on unaccountable functionaries that benefit them the worse things are.
Mr Very Angry
Bet he also regrets £400k fine and a shredded career. What happens when customers are treated with contempt.
Good to know that they are merely re-iterating the FCA’s existing requirements that fees are justifiable.
Thank you for your comments this week