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PTFS to launch quality-based fee structure

20 November 2014 12:01 pm | By Samuel Dale

The network says will quality advisers will not subsidise those who under-perform.

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Mortgage Strategy in-depth

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Cover story: Quality Fleet

19 November 2014 | By Paul Thomas

After a turbulent six years at CHL, the duo behind new venture Fleet Mortgages are looking forward to a new start backed by a trusted team 

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Back on track download

12 November 2014 | By Natalie Thomas

Mortgage Strategy’s quarterly survey shows lenders are getting back in the driving seat after dealing with MMR issues and are keen to boost business 

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New Wave: Is the overseas property market buoyant again?

5 November 2014 | By Guy Anker

Word is spreading that the time is ripe to buy overseas property while others say the economic turmoil in many European countries makes them risky 

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Stuart Gregory: Solicitors need to up their game

11 November 2014

Too many delays lay solely at the feet of this one element of the home-buying process.

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Alan Lakey: Flawed mortgage logic only hurts lenders

31 October 2014

Halifax is encouraging lower-quality lending and penalising the applicants it should be looking to help.

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Robert Sinclair: Buy-to-let traps

10 October 2014

The decision by the Treasury to regulate buy-to-let loans where there is an accidental landlord is a clever sleight of hand to capture the smallest niche possible.

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Alan Lakey: Rate increase bombshell is looming

5 September 2014

As advisers we are often expected to be adviser, marriage guidance counsellor and often clairvoyant.

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Alan Lakey: Illogic is king in the mortgage market

27 August 2014

The old adage that “rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools” has never been more appropriate.

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The grey areas of FCA consumer credit rules

4 August 2014

FCA-regulated firms now have lawyers and compliance specialists crawling all over the consumer credit rules

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Robert Sinclair: Loan-linked insurance cover is never free

30 June 2014

Loan-linked insurance cover is never, as providers may claim, free as someone always bears the liability.

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Alan Lakey: Is the MMR another example of the nanny state?

26 June 2014

We have entered a world where important decisions are being made for us.

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Buy to Let Watch

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Buy-to-letwatch: Refinancing boost

19 November 2014 | By David Whittaker, managing director, Mortgages for Business

Landlords refinancing to improve properties and portfolios has boosted buy-to-let lending and this trend will continue 

Bridging Watch

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BridgingWatch: A capital move?

12 November 2014 | By Kit Thompson, head of bridging and commercial at Brightstar Financial

Is Capital Bridging’s move to become a regulated lender a positive shift towards the industry embracing a fully regulated environment?

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