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AMI launches mortgage intermediary census

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries is launching the Mortgage Intermediary Census.

This monthly study will survey members on a range of mortgage issues. The first topic will be addressing advisers’ views of the FSA’s regulation of mortgages, whether it will increase the professional standing of firms and whether the benefits are worth the cost. AMI is working with NMG Research to conduct the polling.


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Regulation costs take 20% of commission

Regulatory costs typically eat up 20 per cent of commission and are so high that they should be disclosed under the payment menu, says Informed Choice managing director Nick Bamford.


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