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

We need a robust arrears system

 Alexander Burgess is a director of British M... [More]
Alexander Burgess Tuesday, 15 April 2014 0 Comments

A second PPI mis-selling scandal is on its way

Regulatory bodies are not practising what they preach

Outsourcing – Ethically efficient for both lender and borrower.

Follow FCA call for client focus

Overcoming lenders’ scepticism about MPPI

MPPI: The ultimate financial support mechanism

Sarah Davidson's Blog

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Sarah Davidson

Bridging crackdown begins

News that the Financial Services Authority has clamped down on bridging lenders that use diverse methods of charging interest to consumers’ cost will shake the short-term market. [More]
Sarah Davidson Thursday, 09 August 2012 0 Comments

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?

Market share fight is a broker boon

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

Negative interest rates – a cunning plan perhaps?

Tony Ward is managing director of Home Funding &n... [More]
Tony Ward Thursday, 28 February 2013 1 Comments

Shifting economic sands

Same old, same old or confusion over house prices

Three cheers for Barclays!

You can’t have it both ways

Sifting through the data – a tale of mixed messages

Getting by with a little help

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

AMI deserves credit for clarification

Gemma Harle, managing director, TenetLime With th... [More]
Gemma Harle Friday, 28 March 2014 0 Comments

An ominous silence as MMR approaches

How much of a help is ‘help to buy’?

Where are the FCA when you need them?

Do your own research – and beat the sourcing system

Buyer incentive schemes – a mass of confusion?

Client relationships - don’t take them for granted

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 Day’ may be a damp squib

Bob Hunt is chief executive of Paradigm Mortgage S... [More]
Bob Hunt Wednesday, 12 March 2014 0 Comments

A big year ahead for lenders

We’re not in 2008 anymore

The prediction game

Living up to expectations

The mortgage market still needs a push forward not a pull back

Steady as she goes is the right approach

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

Chris Prior's Blog

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Chris Prior

Equity Release - a marketplace with potential

Chris Prior is Manager Sales and Distribution at B... [More]
Chris Prior Friday, 28 March 2014 0 Comments

Home reversions and their place in the market

A kick-start to the year

The underlying demand

Speak to your peers

Convertible leads – The gift that keeps on giving

There are still battles to fight

Brian Kilroy 's Blog

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Brian Kilroy

Building quality is a challenge for recovery

Brian Kilroy is a business development manager at ... [More]
Brian Kilroy Monday, 24 March 2014 0 Comments

The PRS revolution

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

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

HML 's Blog

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Brokers: how ready are your lenders for the MMR?

Kati Tyler is commercial director at HML   ... [More]
HML Monday, 15 July 2013 0 Comments

Why are borrowers quick to convert to interest-only?

Brokers can be confident about building societies

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

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

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

Bob Young's Blog

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Bob Young

Lenders will look at B2L to keep on track

Bob Young is managing director of CHL Mortgages M... [More]
Bob Young Monday, 14 April 2014 0 Comments

The importance of complaints

A positive year for buy-to-let

A positive year for buy-to-let

Buy-to-let is not the root of all evil

New BTL lenders must be careful of pre-crunch fever

The financial crash had a positive side effect

Stonehaven's Blog

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GEORGINA SMITH: Women and retirement

Georgina Smith is managing director of Stonehaven ... [More]
Stonehaven Tuesday, 08 April 2014 0 Comments

Gifting to children

The problem with debt in old age

London homeowners turn to equity release

Diffusing the interest only-timebomb

Lifetime mortgages are a family decision

Equity release and the MMR

Godfrey Blight's Blog

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Godfrey Blight

Housing Market Slow Down?

Godfrey Blight is a director at Crown Mortgage Man... [More]
Godfrey Blight Friday, 04 April 2014 0 Comments

Crisis , Crisis, Crisis

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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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!

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

Kevin Paterson's Blog

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Kevin Paterson

Escape of water

If your clients ask you why their household renewa... [More]
Kevin Paterson Wednesday, 05 March 2014 0 Comments

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

New Year, New beginnings

Jonathan Sealey's Blog

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Jonathan Sealey

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

Jonathan Sealey is CEO of Hope Capital   Th... [More]
Jonathan Sealey Wednesday, 09 April 2014 0 Comments

Is your client’s solicitor endangering your reputation?

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

John Phillips's Blog

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John Phillips

Buckle up and enjoy the ride

John Phillips is financial services director at Ki... [More]
John Phillips Thursday, 17 April 2014 0 Comments

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

Society can and should accept risk

The service we provide is essential

Mark Graves's Blog

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Mark Graves

MMR mis-information

Mark Graves is director of Pink network   W... [More]
Mark Graves Friday, 11 April 2014 0 Comments

Protection cover should be part of mortgage affordability tests

Stopping the claims industry

Abolish the life sentences and bring in consistency

Will the MMR go far enough?

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

Rob Clifford 's Blog

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Rob Clifford

ROB CLIFFORD: It’s all change with MMR

Rob Clifford is chief executive of Century 21 UK a... [More]
Rob Clifford Tuesday, 08 April 2014 0 Comments

Focus on seizing the right deal today

UK remains a nation of homeowners

Autumn Statement - The end of the age of austerity?

A sandwich short of a picnic

Brand plays an all too important part in the app process

Lessons must be learnt for lasting recovery

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

Peter Williams's Blog

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Peter Williams

Get ready to step down a gear

Peter Williams is executive director of the Interm... [More]
Peter Williams Thursday, 17 April 2014 0 Comments

The market is getting stronger

Outlook is upbeat for 2014

A brighter economic landscape

Action can’t come soon enough

Questions still need to be answered in 2014

We still need more houses

Paul Pearce's Blog

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Paul Pearce

Rent Guarantee Insurance… a real need

Paul Pearce is intermediary sales director at Let ... [More]
Paul Pearce Tuesday, 18 February 2014 0 Comments

The importance of professional advice

How to increase your insurance business from Buy to Let

Phil Rickards's Blog

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Phil Rickards

An impressive year for buy-to-let

Phil Rickards is head of BM Solutions Well, it&rs... [More]
Phil Rickards Monday, 17 February 2014 0 Comments

Tenant’s charter has the makings of a good start

Buy-to-let could hit £19bn

Solid foundations are vital for growth

Phil Rickards blog

Matt Edwards's Blog

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Matt Edwards

Mortgage advisers should be charging fees

Matt Edwards is managing director of e-finity Lead... [More]
Matt Edwards Monday, 27 January 2014 0 Comments

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

Tim Wheeldon's Blog

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Tim Wheeldon

Maintaining the sectors momentum

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Tim Wheeldon Thursday, 03 April 2014 0 Comments

Breaking free from a bad reputation

Should rising housing prices inspire confidence or caution in lenders?

Why we need to bring back Carol Vorderman

Confidence is returning to the market

Experience is everything

Debt regulations will shoot down cowboys

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

David Gilman's Blog

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David Gilman

A time of renewed positivity

David Gilman is partner in charge of Blacks Connec... [More]
David Gilman Wednesday, 12 March 2014 0 Comments

The ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’

The ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’

Price rises will be the norm

When is an extension not an extension?

Countdown to Christmas

Our aim is to make conveyancing as easy as possible

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

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

Toni Smith's Blog

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Toni Smith

Affordability questions to cause fireworks

Toni Smith, sales operations director, First Compl... [More]
Toni Smith Friday, 28 March 2014 0 Comments

Could food bills jeopardise your mortgage?

Who is paying for MMR?

Beating information overload

Britain’s best kept secret

The unsung heroes of financial services

So what should quality look like?

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