Michael Lloyd

Brokers instructing remortgage and conveyancing cases from April 1 automatically earn points through their GWlive case management system.

Previously, LMS delivered remortgages for Accord Buy to Let customers only, but this has been extended to include residential mortgages for the intermediary lender.

Paul Shearman, proposition director at Openwork and Emma Green, head of sales at Paymentshield, said that technology used to reduce the number of questions asked can lead to customers feeling uncomfortable and less likely to take out a GI policy.

It’s a decade since the Bank of England dropped its base rate to a historic low of 0.5% – but, with no change to the current 0.75% expected this Thursday, Clifford predicted the latest announcement to be another non-event.

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Undercover reporters emailed and met landlords in response to ‘free’ adverts for rooms and were told to get the free room they’d have to perform sex acts.

The lifetime mortgage will enable homeowners in England and Wales over the age of 65 to release up to 58% of the value of their property.

Gerry Johnson, who was director of second charge master broker My Sort of Loan, leaves behind a wife and two sons.

There’s a workshop at Wetherby Racecourse, Wetherby on 12 March, AJ Bell Stadium, Manchester on 13, Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel, Leciester 14, Leigh Court, Bristol on 15, Milton Keynes Hilton on 19, Gatwick Crowne Plaza on 20 March and Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor on 22 March.

Buyer demand drops by a fifth

This is as buyers hold off on making any decisions, in light of the current political climate. Supply of housing fell by 14% in January, from 42 in December to 36 per member branch, the same figure as January 2018.

However profit before tax improved to £13.3m, compared to £13.1m for 2017.