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28th December 2017

2017 was preceded by a long spell of huge growth and this year is no different, but it hasn’t been without a few bumps in the road. The sector suffered a short period where business levels...

22nd December 2017

The past year has seen huge change within the buy-to-let sector and the overhaul has presented challenges for all concerned including lenders, brokers, clients and not forgetting tenants, since...

13th December 2017

A postcode can spark a whole dinner party discussion or sit largely ignored in the corner. It’s not unusual to hear tales of snobbery in areas where neighbouring postcodes are held in higher...

26th October 2017

Our Q2 remortgage market review ended on how busy intermediary firms would be over the later Summer months. At the time there were many indicators pointing to a continued upsurge in remortgage...

26th September 2017

It’s been around a year since the Prudential Regulation Authority issued its final underwriting standards. In its supervisory statement, SS13/16, the PRA agreed on a phased implementation...

6th September 2017

As mortgage technology continues to advance at an ever-increasing pace, it’s clear that new systems will simplify and speed-up the application, product sourcing, processing, customer and...

23rd June 2017

The shadow of robo-advice has been looming over the intermediary market for quite some time but has its influence become more imposing, remained omnipresent or faded into the background?

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12th January 2018

20% of landlords to sell up in 2018: NLA

Research from the National Landlords Association shows that 20% of its members plan to reduce the number of properties in their portfolio in the...