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The Family Mortgage - How it works

September 20, 2018

If you have a client who has saved a 5% deposit, or they have a family member who’s willing to provide this as a gift,…

AMI’s concerned about the FCA’s extension to the Financial Ombudsman Scheme

October 19, 2018

The FCA announced that respondents had “strongly supported” this extension of FOS. There were 65 responses, 13 of which raised fundamental objections to extend the eligibility.


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Gemma Harle: The government could scrap Help to Buy in favour of the Lifetime ISA

October 19, 2018

In the next Budget the government may scrap Help to Buy for a Lifetime ISA since those on Help to Buy are struggling to remortgage, Gemma Harle, managing director of Intrinsic mortgae network, has predicted.

There’s been £5bn of merger and acquisition activity in specialist finance sector

October 19, 2018

The last 12 months has seen the specialist finance sector continue to thrive, with more than £5bn of merger and acquisition activity, international mid-market merger and acquisition firm Livingstone has found. 

Equity release sector hits over £1bn in Q3

October 19, 2018

Over £1bn of property wealth was unlocked for the first time in any quarterly period in Q3, up £195m (24%) year-on-year, The Equity Release Council has found.


Foundation Home Loans hires national account manager

October 19, 2018

Paula Priest has left The Mortgage Lender (TML) where she was head of sales to join Foundation Home as national account manager.

Finance Professional Show to host largest conference to date

October 19, 2018

The Finance Professional Show will have its largest conference programme to date with a selection of varied sessions throughout the day on 7 November at Olympia London.

buy-to-let News

Gemma Harle: The government could scrap Help to Buy in favour of the Lifetime ISA

October 19, 2018

In the next Budget the government may scrap Help to Buy for a Lifetime ISA since those on Help to Buy are struggling to remortgage, Gemma Harle, managing director of Intrinsic mortgae network, has predicted.

Finance Professional Show to host largest conference to date

October 19, 2018

The Finance Professional Show will have its largest conference programme to date with a selection of varied sessions throughout the day on 7 November at Olympia London.

Mortgage Introducer

We should rethink how proc fees are paid

This isn’t a vote winner, however procuration fees should be linked to quality or be levelled out so that they are the same for everyone.

Bob Hunt

Not following EU rules could benefit the market

Our sector – quite rightly – will remain heavily regulated.

Mortgage Introducer

The impact of loyalty on insurance

Many consumers do not reassess their insurance requirements regularly enough.

Mortgage Introducer

Don’t legislate – educate

Leave the sledgehammer at home.


The Mortgage Works cuts limited company and 80% LTV rates

October 18, 2018

TMW is now offering a 2-year fix at 4.69% to 80% LTV with £1,000 cashback. Another product is a remortgage-only let to buy 5-year fix at 3.99% to 75% LTV with £1,000 cashback.

Landbay partners with Oracle NetSuite

October 18, 2018

NetSuite is said to enable swifter decisions around mortgage applications and investor sign ups.

The North West attracts more property investors from afar

October 18, 2018

Demonstrating how things have changed, in 2015 40% of investors in buy-to-let investors lived outside the area.

Mortgage Introducer

Exit or no exit? That is the question

If it wasn’t Brexit it would have been something else so why not let the tide go out and see what the industry has been doing with itself since the credit crunch?

Paul Hunt

Can social ‘lead’ the way?

The potential of paid social activity to generate leads should be looked at.

Jonathan Sealey

Bridging can offer the solution to HMO compliance

The new HMO rules came into effect last week