Richard Hurst's Blog

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Richard Hurst

Let’s get visual

Richard Hurst, marketing director at Vizolution &... [More]
Richard Hurst Tuesday, 04 February 2014 0 Comments
 

A return to branch advice

Peter Lzard's Blog

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Peter Lzard

The balance of power

Peter Izard is head of mortgages at Saffron For In... [More]
Peter Lzard Monday, 27 January 2014 0 Comments
 

Support for self-builders

Alexander Burgess's Blog

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Alexander Burgess

Maintaining mortgage affordability in 2015

Alexander Burgess is a director at British Money ... [More]
Alexander Burgess Wednesday, 10 December 2014 0 Comments
 

Consumer debt is still out of control!

PPI: Evidencing prudent risk conduct

Reducing avoidable delinquency

Auto-enrolment is protection solution

We need a robust arrears system

A second PPI mis-selling scandal is on its way

Sarah Davidson's Blog

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Sarah Davidson

Tories need to give us a fair deal on housing

The newly appointed Conservative government is due to unveil its “budget for working people” on 8 July. [More]
Sarah Davidson Monday, 18 May 2015 0 Comments
 

Bridging crackdown begins

Interest-only is a personal investment

Are brokers paying for lenders’ losses?

Lenders are planning for a fall

Protection doesn’t serve customer wants

Great white hope or rental bubble for 2012?

Charles Haresnape's Blog

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Charles Haresnape

Don’t rant about the market, rent

 Charles Haresnape is managing director of Al... [More]
Charles Haresnape Tuesday, 26 February 2013 0 Comments
 

Why lenders aren't supporting NewBuy

Buy-to-let in the year of the dragon

The real issue facing first-time buyers

Landlords Dilemma

Martin Reynolds's Blog

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Martin Reynolds

Estate agents and financial advice

Martin Reynolds is chief executive of SimplyBiz Mo... [More]
Martin Reynolds Tuesday, 29 October 2013 0 Comments
 

Hold Fire on Dismissing FLS

Ticking time bomb or damp squib?

The elephant is still in the room

Market realigning to 5-year bias

Reasons to be Positive

What a month May was!

Tony Ward's Blog

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Tony Ward

The US factor

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Tony Ward Thursday, 28 May 2015 0 Comments
 

EU referendum would create damaging uncertainty

EU referendum to create damaging uncertainty

Potential China crisis

Why first-time buyer’s headache has become a migraine

The Rise and Rise of the Rental Market

Are we heading for another property bubble?

Nigel Payne's Blog

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Nigel Payne

Banks and PPI – an opportunity for brokers?

So the banks lost their case on PPI mis-selling and are now setting aside billions of pounds for potential claims. [More]
Nigel Payne Thursday, 07 July 2011 0 Comments
 

Banks and PPI – an opportunity for brokers?

Payment protection demand rising

Do you know your suppliers?

How are your penetration rates?

Indemnity or non-indemnity?

Protect your rent

Phil Jeynes's Blog

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Phil Jeynes

Decreasing term plans not sound protection planning

Picture the scene: your partner comes home from the doctor and tells you that he/she has been diagnosed with cancer. [More]
Phil Jeynes Wednesday, 01 February 2012 0 Comments
 

RDR switch to charging fees is protection opportunity

Protection industry in need of some fluff

Whole of life cover a good alternative to term assurance

Protect your children's education

Protection need is there

Consolidation stunts innovation

Gemma Harle's Blog

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Gemma Harle

Let's work together on credit checks

Gemma Harle, managing director of TenetLime ... [More]
Gemma Harle Tuesday, 12 May 2015 0 Comments
 

Lenders: leave LTIs alone

Lies, damned lies and statistics

Lies, damned lies and statistics

Combatting the protection racket

Are we appealing to the internet generation?

Are we appealing to the internet generation?

Rob Lankey's Blog

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Rob Lankey

Trying to second guess the housing market and ultimately the economy is a mug's game. We can't all sit on our hands forever

Anybody who's bought a camera, TV or computer has inevitably asked themselves if they should buy now, or wait a few weeks until the latest model comes out and/or the price drops. [More]
Rob Lankey Thursday, 05 May 2011 0 Comments
 

Gavin Diamond's Blog

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Gavin Diamond

Fraud is something we should all be concerned about

 Gavin Diamond is finance director of Cheval ... [More]
Gavin Diamond Monday, 10 December 2012 0 Comments
 

Buyer beware of lenders underwriting to security

Bridging brokers and packagers

Clearing the fog from bridging

Bridgers don't face tough times ahead

Brokers missing a bridging trick

More understanding about bridging is needed

Peter Welch's Blog

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Peter Welch

The equity release tide could finally be turning

For far too long we as a nation have failed to tap into the housing wealth we have amassed throughout our lives [More]
Peter Welch Friday, 18 May 2012 0 Comments
 

It’s about time Cinderella went to the ball

The mood change amongst older homeowners

The Bank of Grandma and Granddad

Less haste more speed

House price optimism among ER brokers is worrying

Being a tough SOB

Bob Hunt's Blog

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Bob Hunt

MMR 12 months on

Bob Hunt is Chief Executive of Paradigm Mortgage S... [More]
Bob Hunt Monday, 13 April 2015 0 Comments
 

Housing will be election battleground

Regulatory B2L change is inevitable

A helping hand

Coming in from the cold

Just when I thought I was out

Welcome to the Twighlight Zone

Frank Eve's Blog

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Frank Eve

A New Year and new challenges for the mortgage market

Frank Eve is managing director of Frank Eve Consul... [More]
Frank Eve Wednesday, 08 January 2014 0 Comments
 

Help To Buy – What’s the problem?

Interest only mortgages? Don’t panic

You’ve never had it so good

A new era for innovation

Events my dear boy, events

All regulated firms to take part in FSA’s readiness tracking

Brian Murphy's Blog

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Brian Murphy

Adding a little perspective

Brian Murphy is head of lending at Mortgage Advice... [More]
Brian Murphy Wednesday, 12 March 2014 0 Comments
 

The year ahead

Consumers set the bar for Help to Buy 2 success

Could Help to Buy part two help to avert a housing bubble?

Addressing the stamp duty dilemma

A £3.3bn housing deposit

Help... I need to buy

Chris Prior's Blog

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Chris Prior

Equity Release market is ripe for new providers

Chris Prior is Manager, sales and distribution at ... [More]
Chris Prior Friday, 22 May 2015 0 Comments
 

Guidance is just the start

Putting meat on the bone

The closer we get to April the more will be highlighted

A seminal moment for equity release

A significant moment for equity release

Pension norms are being fully eroded

Brian Kilroy 's Blog

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Brian Kilroy

Making finance easier for self-builders

Brian Kilroy is business development manager at BL... [More]
Brian Kilroy Monday, 26 January 2015 0 Comments
 

Partnership is key for PRS success

How long will it last?

Building quality is a challenge for recovery

The PRS revolution

Warranty vs Insurance – which cover is best for your home?

Jonathan Sealey's Blog

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Jonathan Sealey

What does the election mean for bridging?

Jonathan Sealey is CEO of Hope Capital   In... [More]
Jonathan Sealey Friday, 01 May 2015 0 Comments
 

MMR fuels bridging market

Bridging for refurbishment

Proc Fees: to declare or not to declare, that is the question

Is your client’s solicitor endangering your reputation?

Gary Salter's Blog

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Gary Salter

When relationships break down – and why

Gary Salter is head of corporate accounts at Natio... [More]
Gary Salter Friday, 14 February 2014 0 Comments
 

First time buyers become first time sellers

Focusing on the real costs of moving home

Getting to grips with mortgage fraud

Focus on business that creates value

The accuracy of the fact find will be critical

Lenders and brokers must work together

Duncan Kreeger's Blog

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Duncan Kreeger

Bridging the awareness gap

Duncan Kreeger is a director of West One Loans ... [More]
Duncan Kreeger Friday, 17 May 2013 0 Comments
 

David Gilman's Blog

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David Gilman

Election result will deliver confidence

David Gilman is partner in charge of Blacks Connec... [More]
David Gilman Monday, 11 May 2015 0 Comments
 

Heading off mortgage fraud

People power and technology

Welcome to 2015

Knowledge is power

The case for the larger specialist conveyancers

Death is all around us

Bob Young's Blog

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Bob Young

Building a better business

Bob Young is chief executive officer of Fleet Mort... [More]
Bob Young Monday, 13 October 2014 0 Comments
 

Landlords are NOT the root of all evil

Buy-to-let interest on the up

The new normal

Lenders will look at B2L to keep on track

The importance of complaints

A positive year for buy-to-let

Geoff Hall's Blog

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Geoff Hall

Keeping control as you diversify

Geoff Hall is managing director at Berkeley Alexan... [More]
Geoff Hall Wednesday, 28 November 2012 0 Comments
 

How to play the meerkat and win

Top tips to avoid mis-selling ASU

Stonehaven's Blog

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Stonehaven

Flexibility is key to lifetime success

Georgina Smith is managing director at Stonehaven ... [More]
Stonehaven Monday, 28 July 2014 0 Comments
 

The importance of an inheritance

Home and pension is one asset pool

GEORGINA SMITH: Women and retirement

Gifting to children

The problem with debt in old age

London homeowners turn to equity release

Jeremy Duncombe's Blog

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Jeremy Duncombe

What has fuelled the increased appetite in the mortgage market?

s the days get shorter and colder, it’s usual for the mortgage market to see an uplift in customers looking to buy homes or re-mortgage. [More]
Jeremy Duncombe Thursday, 07 November 2013 0 Comments
 

Hugh Wade-Jones's Blog

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Hugh Wade-Jones

LIBOR report is nothing but banker bashing

It’s a sad state of affairs when the promotion of the apparent incompetent over the dishonest is met with such public approval. [More]
Hugh Wade-Jones Friday, 28 September 2012 0 Comments
 

Prime property performance isn't just for London

Prime London vs the world

The defiance of HNW borrowers to recession

HNW individuals to fall foul in the Budget

Britain is playing catch up at home

HNW needs more work in MMR

Inblognito's Blog

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Inblognito

The Movers , The Growth and the Best Strategic Deal of 2013

    So all the shenanigans of Xmas and... [More]
Inblognito Friday, 18 January 2013 0 Comments
 

Forget brand names, I want a gender strategy

Drab July for mortgage market

MAS Diamond’s Honisterly: all a waste of time

A month of musical chairs and Manchester Expo

Ambulance chasers building book of clients without cover

Time to stop bleating, time to be positive!

Godfrey Blight's Blog

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Godfrey Blight

A year of two halves

Godfrey Blight is director at Capita Mortgage Serv... [More]
Godfrey Blight Monday, 02 March 2015 0 Comments
 

Fees and charges: savvy not sneaky

Is the world flat?

Constructive criticism

Challenge the status quo

A month of big yes no decisions

Use it or lose it

John Penn's Blog

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John Penn

MMR should prove positive

In the days leading up to the MMR, John Penn, head of mortgage proposition at leading software provider Intelliflo, gives his predictions on what the post MMR mortgage market will look like. [More]
John Penn Wednesday, 30 April 2014 0 Comments
 

John Phillips's Blog

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John Phillips

When is a mortgage not a mortgage?

John Phillips is financial services director at Ki... [More]
John Phillips Tuesday, 18 November 2014 0 Comments
 

Buy-to-let: The retirement product

Buckle up and enjoy the ride

Lenders still adopting a conservative approach

Home moving however continues to grow at a good pace

Criteria could loosen sooner than you think

Interest only hasn't become less interesting

Mark Graves's Blog

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Mark Graves

Where next for protection?

Mark Graves is head of Pink network   As an... [More]
Mark Graves Monday, 27 April 2015 0 Comments
 

Why we need to talk through employment contracts

Quality matrices don't help

A leap of faith

Evolution of protection sales

MMR mis-information

Protection cover should be part of mortgage affordability tests

HML 's Blog

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HML

MMR three months on

Kati Tyler is commercial director at HML   ... [More]
HML Monday, 28 July 2014 0 Comments
 

Brokers: how ready are your lenders for the MMR?

Why are borrowers quick to convert to interest-only?

Brokers can be confident about building societies

Kevin Paterson's Blog

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Kevin Paterson

Dodging bullets

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Kevin Paterson Thursday, 14 May 2015 0 Comments
 

Escape of water

How to benefit from Benefit changes

Making light work of the MMR

Pay day lending in the UK… more tales from the financial Wild West

Taming the new Wild West … UK lettings agents regulated

Living in a material world

Christian Faes's Blog

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Christian Faes

Wow, what the hell do you call that?

Christian Faes is managing director of Montello Br... [More]
Christian Faes Monday, 01 July 2013 0 Comments
 

If it takes longer than two weeks, then it's not bridging finance

London's Safe Harbour for Offshore Investors

Pump up the volume

Pump up the volume

Shaun Vickery's Blog

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Shaun Vickery

New Precise range offers opportunity for borrowers and packagers alike

Shaun Vickery is managing director of The Select P... [More]
Shaun Vickery Saturday, 29 June 2013 0 Comments
 

Tim Wheeldon's Blog

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Tim Wheeldon

The curse of payday lenders

Tim Wheeldon is joint managing director at Fluent ... [More]
Tim Wheeldon Friday, 13 February 2015 0 Comments
 

Cyber hackers are coming to town

Keep your heart and mind in Britain

Protecting homeowners hit by rate rises

Young people and property debt

How ‘little extras’ make a big difference to spending habits

We need to support those that are supporting others

Sean Oldfield's Blog

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Sean Oldfield

Do homeowners really see their homes as an investment?

Would homeowners sit tight as prices were falling and wait until they could recoup their outlay? [More]
Sean Oldfield Wednesday, 25 April 2012 0 Comments
 

How shared equity reduces the risk to lenders and borrowers

Shared equity can reduce the risks of having a mortgage

Shared equity could help stabilise the UK economy

Time to relax planning regulations

Peter Williams's Blog

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Peter Williams

We need a permanent solution to the FTB dilemma

Peter Williams is executive director of the Interm... [More]
Peter Williams Thursday, 05 March 2015 0 Comments
 

Technology is developing all of the time

Rate rise ramifications

There’s still some catch up to be done

Growth on hold

We need a cross party strategy

The final countdown

Phil Rickards's Blog

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Phil Rickards

Standing together

Phil Rickards is head of BM Solutions   BM ... [More]
Phil Rickards Thursday, 30 April 2015 0 Comments
 

One in five planning to expand

New year, new build

New year, new build

New year, new build

New year, new build

Change is part of every day life

Paul Pearce's Blog

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Paul Pearce

Private rental sector strong as ever

Paul Pearce is Let Alliance intermediary sales dir... [More]
Paul Pearce Monday, 20 April 2015 0 Comments
 

Time to link up with an agent

Mortgage Advisors linking with Letting Agents

Rent Guarantee Insurance… a real need

The importance of professional advice

How to increase your insurance business from Buy to Let

Mark Webster's Blog

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Mark Webster

Losing Interest?

Godfrey Blight is a director at Capita Mortgage Se... [More]
Mark Webster Monday, 15 December 2014 0 Comments
 

Jam today, but what about tomorrow?

ALL CHANGE!

Matt Edwards's Blog

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Matt Edwards

Making the most of cross-selling

Matt Edwards is managing director of e-Finity Lead... [More]
Matt Edwards Monday, 01 September 2014 0 Comments
 

Mortgage advisers should be charging fees

Lead Gen 2014: The year of performance

The Mortgage brokers guide to twitter

Why does lead volume go down when the sun comes out?

Lead Generation

Rob Barnard's Blog

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Rob Barnard

A higher purpose to mortgage broking

what business are you intermediaries in? Are you actually in the business of broking finance or does your profession have a higher purpose? [More]
Rob Barnard Friday, 13 January 2012 0 Comments
 

Lenders must walk the walk

Lenders must walk the walk

Rob Clifford 's Blog

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Rob Clifford

The intermediary sector grows stronger

Rob Clifford is chief executive at CENTURY 21 UK a... [More]
Rob Clifford Monday, 11 May 2015 0 Comments
 

Help to Buy ISA a game changer

Sense is finally prevailing

The game is afoot

Over 40s are being frozen out

Preparing for a rate rise

The game-plan to increase lending

Mark Jones's Blog

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Mark Jones

The role of protection in the mortgage market

Mark Jones is head of protection at LV= The mortg... [More]
Mark Jones Monday, 17 March 2014 0 Comments
 

Is it time for a hierarchy of protection needs?

Protection distribution must evolve

Danny Waters's Blog

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Danny Waters

Outside London talk of a bubble is simply hot air

Danny Waters is chief executive of Enterprise Fina... [More]
Danny Waters Monday, 07 October 2013 0 Comments
 

Are signs of market improvement just a gold rush?

2013 and beyond will be electrifying

Secured loans set to skyrocket

Big potential in commercial property

Darrell Walker's Blog

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Darrell Walker

Five important things to remember about secured loans

A common question we hear is: “why shouldn&r... [More]
Darrell Walker Thursday, 16 October 2014 0 Comments
 

Five important things to remember about secured loans

Secured loans and the FCA – one industry, one rule

Toni Smith's Blog

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Toni Smith

Picking up the ever rising costs

Toni Smith is sales operations director, First Com... [More]
Toni Smith Thursday, 30 April 2015 0 Comments
 

Is your network in it for the long term?

Outlook for 2015

The remortgage challenge

Generation Y

Who will jump first as interest rates rise?

MMR will make Help to Buy less effective

Robyn Hall's Blog

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All regulated firms to take part in FSA’s readiness tracking

Frank Eve is managing director of Frank Eve Consul... [More]
Robyn Hall Friday, 01 March 2013 0 Comments
 

Richard Cleminson's Blog

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Richard Cleminson

Hope for commercial landlords with empty properties

If you have landlord clients they will almost certainly have spoken about the empty property rate relief that was scrapped in April 2008 heaping a huge financial burden on landlords and occupiers. [More]
Richard Cleminson Tuesday, 18 September 2012 0 Comments
 

London's commercial market will have a good Autumn

The pitfalls and opportunities in leases

The HMO renaissance