Bob Hunt

Bob Hunt is chief executive of Paradigm Mortgage Services
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Time to talk

There is always a lot of talk in our sector – with good reason – about the opportunities for advisers to diversify their propositions.

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Time of new beginnings

September is often a time of new beginnings. Pop onto social media over the next week or so and you’re likely to see friends and family posting numerous photos of their offspring all scrubbed up and ready for a new year of school.

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Time for a change?

Changing your distributor or club might seem like a massive deal, or it might feel like you are being disloyal. However, that loyalty needs to be rewarded.

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Paused for breath

Many in the industry will have paused for breath following the end of June and the end of the initial stage of the stamp duty holiday.

I wanted to take this opportunity to write about John Coffield, particularly the massive contribution he has made to Paradigm over the past 14 years.

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Marrying up the huge benefits of quality technology with the principles of quality advice has always presented certain housing market-facing businesses with a challenge.

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Here’s a conundrum

According to research from Key Group, nearly 25% of house sales are reliant on financial help from the Bank of Mum and Dad.

Without extra supply, it may ultimately not matter to many would-be buyers that they can now get a low-deposit mortgage, because there simply won’t be the properties available to buy with it.

There are few things that surprise me in financial services, but the recent news from the FSCS that it is likely to issue an industry-wide levy of over £1bn for the 2021/22 year was undoubtedly a head-scratcher moment.

No sooner had the new year begun, than any thoughts of 2021 representing some kind of break from 2020 were dispelled.