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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.

Connect adds State Bank of India to panel

October 24, 2017

The bank offers limited company and special purpose vehicle buy-to-let mortgages with rates starting from 2.59% to 60% LTV and 2.89% to 75% LTV.


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Frankfurt and the City

October 24, 2017

The mood music in EC1 is that time is running out for Britain and the EU to agree a transitional deal.

Mortgage Brain: We are ready for GDPR

October 23, 2017

The company has been consulting with customers to discuss their requirements, as well as reviewing its own systems.

TBMC unveils 1.99% buy-to-let exclusive with Hinckley

October 23, 2017

The product comes with no early repayment charges.

NatWest to hike rates

October 23, 2017

The lender’s first-time buyer and shared equity 2 and 5-year fixes will both see increases of 0.20%.

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John Charcol appoints Luke Somerset as chief operating officer

October 23, 2017

Somerset will lead the mortgage broker’s sales, operations and commercial teams based in Southampton.

Foundation Home Loans hires commercial director

October 23, 2017

He helped launch Axis Bank as business head of buy-to-let mortgages, while he was previously head of sales and distribution at Kent Reliance.

AToM and BlueZest launch 85% LTV buy-to-let

October 23, 2017

The mortgage has interest rates between 5.25 and 5.35%, is available up to £500,000 and is available to companies, individuals and first-time landlords.

Sajid Javid pledges to borrow and spend on housing

October 23, 2017

He was speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show after the government launched a call for evidence from those involved in housebuying process asking how to streamline the housebuilding process, including dealing with issues like gazumping and harnessing innovation.

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Blogs

Ryan Bembridge

#Hunt: Are you giving enough back?

This week I've had some time to think about life, the universe and everything and I'll be honest, I'm concerned.

Mortgage Introducer

Homeownership isn’t the be-all and end-all

Housing policy needs to reflect all the of the different housing tenures, not simply homeownership.

Tony Ward

The time is nigh for a rate rise

Next month, we will see the first increase in the cost of borrowing in over nine years, notwithstanding any horrendous sets of economic data emerging in the next few weeks.

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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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