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Human versus tech – plus 5 tips to beat robo advice

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September 25, 2017

Why lending decisions from real people make a difference (video) plus five tips to help brokers hold their own in an increasingly digital market place.

Pepper Money hires London and South East BDM

October 17, 2017

Quinn has experience at Halifax and Scottish Widows and this appointment is designed to further strengthen Pepper’s presence in London.


News

Government weighs up cutting stamp duty for first-time buyers

October 16, 2017

The paper claimed Chancellor Philip Hammond could announce a change to the land tax in the upcoming Budget on 22 November.

Young people struggling to find a viable route to home ownership

October 16, 2017

One in 10 thought saving up from monthly income and buying a property themselves was the best option available to buy their first home.

Coventry cuts 5-year fixes

October 16, 2017

Rates now stand at 2.69% to 90% LTV with a £999 product fee and 3.05% with no fee.

Over half of consumers favour online platforms over letting agents

October 16, 2017

In addition, 45% of UK adults favour online services over other solutions; with just under a third (29%) refusing to use a business if there is no online service.

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Aldermore in takeover talks with South African group

October 16, 2017

In a statement Aldermore confirmed the pair are in discussions over a “possible offer” of 313 pence per share, adding that the board is “likely to recommend a firm offer at this level”.

FCA’s Andrew Bailey: Debt problems have gotten worse for young people

October 16, 2017

Speaking to the BBC, he went on to say a generational shift in wealth and income – with lower levels of real income and asset ownership like houses – has made things worse.

Mike Coles joins Gatehouse

October 16, 2017

Coles joins from Aldermore where he was interim deputy chief risk officer and has held similar roles at the National Bank of Kuwait and CAF Bank.

Price of property coming to market rises 1.1%

October 16, 2017

This increase continues the trend that the index has seen since it started in 2001: October of every year has recorded an increase in the price of property coming to market.

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Blogs

Mortgage Introducer

A year of opportunity beckons for brokers

As we work our way through the final quarter of 2017, many of you will start looking ahead to a new year and the opportunities it will hopefully bring.

Mark Dryden

GDPR Erasure: Client data is no longer a resource, it’s now a privilege

Mark Dryden (pictured) is business development director at  360 Dotnet The “Right to Erasure”, rather than being the opportunity to expose the works of Andy…

Paul Hunt

#Hunt: It’s in your hands

With lenders being more proactive on product transfers and greater competition from other brokers (especially the online players), can brokers really afford to let existing customers leak through their fingers?

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John Phillips

A pride in protection

In the US, people are proud if they have a high amount insured as it means they are looking after themselves and their families and are not a burden on the state.

Mortgage Introducer

How your credit score can affect your chances of getting a mortgage

Essentially a credit score is an assessment of your credit worthiness and every lender bases their score on a different set of criteria.

Tony Ward

The great productivity puzzle

Worryingly, the UK’s productivity continues to lag behind all major trading partners.

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