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MortgageStream rallies brokers around TCF

MortgageStream is urging brokers to ensure they are taking steps towards meeting the December treating customers fairly deadline.

Sales director Paul Holden says it’s not too late for brokers who are yet to engage with TCF to meet the deadline.

The recent FSA update revealed that only 13 per cent of firms met the March deadline for management information.

Holden says: “It would be easy for some firms to believe that having missed the March deadline that they cannot catch-up and this is simply not the case.

“I believe the greatest danger for successful TCF implementation is if firms think they’ve left it too late and believe that there is no point starting the process now. This cannot be allowed to happen; it’s simply too important an issue.”


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In June 2016, immediately before the Brexit referendum, a curious thing happened. Despite the colossal uncertainty facing the UK, economic data actually started to come in above consensus forecasts. Citi’s economic surprise index nudged into positive territory, which meant that UK economic data had on the whole outperformed consensus forecasts over the prior three months. […]


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