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BBC re-hashes last year&#39s program

The BBC&#39s Wednesday night Panorama program on self-cert mortgages was little more than a re-hash of a similar program it aired in October 2003, many in the industry claim.
London & Country mortgage specialist David Hollingworth says the show did not particularly open any new issues.
He believes the timing of an FSA review into self-cert mortgages “blew the wind out of the BBC&#39s sails” and left the Panorama program void of any real issues or use to the consumer.
The FSA published its review two days before the Panorama program went to air, essentially mitigating the industry from any charges of widespread misselling.
Hollingworth says: “Again brokers have been shown in the type of light that panders to the bad image brokers tend to have in the public eye. The only thing we can hope for is that the program may make for a sharper consumer so that when they come across these cowboys, they will report them.”

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