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Human versus tech – plus 5 tips to beat robo advice

Sponsored by Accord

December 14, 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.

The Right PMI add CS Healthcare to its PMI panel

December 15, 2017

The Right PMI & Healthcare is the specialist PMI division of The Right Mortgage & Protection Network. Specialist provider of private medical insurance CS Healthcare are on a panel of over 20 PMI providers available to its members.


News

Accord refreshes buy-to-let range

December 15, 2017

Accord has refreshed its buy-to-let range, reducing rates by up to 0.35% on three quarters of its mortgage range. The intermediary-only lender, which is part of Yorkshire Building Society,…

Bob Young: ‘Innovation’ can be a euphemism for risky lending

December 15, 2017

“Is Evel Knievel brave or stupid?”

Cost of moving reaches record high

December 15, 2017

The cost of moving house is the most expensive it’s ever been with the average cost of moving at £7,356, comparison site reallymoving.com has found.  Even…

Seven in 10 landlords won’t let to students

December 14, 2017

Unsurprisingly therefore three in five (61%) university students find securing a rental property one of the most stressful parts of their university experience.

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Just Mortgage Brokers unveils website and video channel

December 14, 2017

The broker’s website features calculators for different kinds of mortgages and is designed to be more user friendly.

Base rate held at 0.5%

December 14, 2017

Last month the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise the base rate from 0.25% to 0.5%.

Brokers reveal concerns about GDPR

December 14, 2017

The changes will mean customers need to ‘opt in’ to their data being used, while they can also request to have their personal data deleted or removed if there’s no reason for it to be held.

Economy growing at slower pace as Brexit uncertainty grows

December 14, 2017

The economy grew at a slower pace in the first nine months of this year compared to the proceeding few years.

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Blogs

Mortgage Introducer

How buy-to-let landlords can stay profitable in 2018

Joe Gardiner (pictured) is head of brand and communications at credit eligibility firm TotallyMoney A casual observer may be forgiven for regarding buy-to-let as a…

Mortgage Introducer

Children are now repaying the favour

Parents have been guarantors on their children’s mortgages for decades to provide a helping hand to get on to the property ladder

Mortgage Introducer

Responding to the Autumn Budget

I would hope the new build landscape will feel a positive impact starting from the end of 2018 as it will take time to clarify government policy, access new funds and to physically build homes.

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Mortgage Introducer

How well do development lenders understand construction?

All development lenders worth their salt should have a profound understanding of various construction techniques.

Paul Hunt

Plusses and minuses of becoming a specialist

Specialists may be needed in certain areas going forward

Tony Ward

Concerns about productivity

Historically low interest rates also have been blamed for enabling struggling companies to limp on without being forced to restructure.

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