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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.

Tenants expect to move in quickly

November 21, 2017

The data, which combines both private landlord and agency listings, found that 63.8% of renters who need to move want to do so less than one month after making their first enquiry.


News

Shawbrook Bank launches website

November 21, 2017

The bank has attempted to make things clearer for brokers and customers with the site.

Mortgage sales up 7.3% in October

November 21, 2017

Buy-to-let sales for the month jumped 12.6% (£358.3m) on September and residential figures were also up, increasing 6.0% (£701.8m) on the previous month.

RLA: Time to scrap stamp duty levy

November 21, 2017

A survey of over 3,000 landlords found that 68% were being put off purchasing any additional homes to rent as a result of the 3% cent stamp duty levy.

JLM: Time to embrace robo advice

November 21, 2017

The mortgage and protection network said it believes advisers  need to engage with robo advice by either explicitly offering a proposition in order to help retain clients or, at the least, providing access to one.

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Key links up with Elder to increase options for advisers

November 21, 2017

Elder provides advice on all aspects of live-in care including support on social services funding.

Budget 2017: Sector must work with government on housing targets

November 21, 2017

The Chancellor has previously said that house building is the “number one priority” in the Budget and the “powers of the state” will be used to force construction numbers up to 300,000 units a year.

Mayor and councils call on government for more freedom to build

November 21, 2017

On the eve of the Budget, the Mayor and a majority of the capital's councils have written to Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, to tell him that London's housing crisis will only be brought under control if local councils and City Hall are given the money and powers they need to deliver more affordable homes for Londoners.

CHL signs 5-year deal with Phoebus Software

November 21, 2017

The deal will involve an initial migration of around £4.2bn of mortgage assets from Computershare Loan Services’ UNISYS platform.

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Blogs

Mark Dryden

GDPR where context is king

As the industry begins to wake up to the new realities of how GDPR will affect the financial services sector, it is worth describing the context.

John Goodall

The Autumn Budget – hopes and fears

John Goodall (pictured) is chief executive of specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay As Budget day closes in, the rumour mill is in full swing. Is ‘Spreadsheet…

Ray Boulger

Autumn Budget: Ray Boulger predicts

Boulger makes predictions ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Budget

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Tony Ward

Budget blues

With Brexit looming and the Chancellor’s position looking precarious, I can’t see that we are in for a barnstorming performance.

Mortgage Introducer

What does IRFS9 mean for mortgages?

Lenders will have to adequately price for the risk of possible increased reserves that would apply to their mortgages should these deteriorate.

Paul Hunt

Customer referrals are the best form of marketing

I am constantly surprised that many businesses do not have set processes for gaining referrals from existing customers.

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