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Mortgage Strategy in-depth


Metro world

16 April 2014

Metro Bank’s smiling and dancing M-character exemplifies the go-getting attitude of the bank as it targets high growth and doubling its book this year


Capital gains download

9 April 2014 | By Guy Anker

London property has been made massively expensive because of the growing demand from UK buyers. That and overseas money flooding into the capital means the streets really are paved with gold


The Crown estate

2 April 2014 | By Robert Thickett

Andrew Doyle, the globe-trotting chief exec of Crown Mortgage Management, on why he is keeping to UK shores and focusing on third-party outsourcing

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Mark Chilton: Budget will lead to earlier base rate increase

19 March 2014

Budget sets out potential conflict between Chancellor and Bank of England over support for the housing market.


Robert Sinclair: The FCA's wake-up call on incentives

18 March 2014

The FCA’s focus on adviser inducements mean small firms, in particular, need to be able to demonstrate the suitability of advice while networks, providers and large firms need to review their reward schemes


Keith Richards: MMR fares better than RDR

19 February 2014

Mortgage industry appears to be taking a less confrontational approach to the mortgage market review.


Emma Simon: Are two-year fixes failing borrowers?

11 February 2014

The trend for borrowers to opt for short-term fixed rate mortgages may see them pay more than they have to and find them remortgaging at exactly the wrong time.


Robert Sinclair: The way forward on broker panel removals

10 February 2014

Lenders should take a measured approach to removing brokers from their panel and ensure that small brokers are not being unfairly singled out.

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Andrew Montlake: Who'd be a Bank governor?

31 January 2014

The fall in unemployment has opened up a can of worms.


John Heron: Recent attacks on BTL are missing the point

29 November 2013

The recent paper around landlords and the taxation system has some noticeable flaws.

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Ray Boulger

Ray Boulger: Time to scrap separate equity release authorisation

6 September 2013

Independent mortgage brokers should be able and authorised to advise on all types of mortgage.

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Buy to Let Watch



9 April 2014 | By David Whittaker, managing director, Mortgages for Business

Debate within the buy-to-let sector is always healthy, so I was interested to read The Buy to Let Business managing director Ying Tan’s latest contribution to this column.

Market Watch



16 April 2014 | By Andrew Montlake, Director, Coreco Group

Is it too early to be a little bored with the Mortgage Market Review?

Bridging Watch


Bridgingwatch: David vs Goliath?

16 April 2014 | By Lucy Hodge, Director of Vantage Finance

With rent rising across the country, including in Scotland, buy-to-let, supported by bridging finance is an ever more attractive option

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