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Category: Blog – Industry

The Chinese Way

Tony Ward is chief executive of Homefunding   What a contrast. Let’s stop for a moment and look at how the UK is dealing with…

The fall out of payment protection insurance continues to give the business of protection a bad name. The drip feed of bad press around insurance…

Is this the Wild West?

Kevin Paterson is sales and marketing director at Assurant Intermediary   As financial institutions have tightened their criteria to meet Solvency II requirements, cheap and sub-prime…

Here’s a question: why are interest-only mortgages so bad for someone living in a house when you could compare it to a buy-to-let loan with…

Hugh Wade-Jones is director of Enness Private Clients   The headlines declaring that the UK has entered a double-dip recession may have merely confirmed what…

Sean Oldfield is the chief executive officer at Castle Trust There’s long been a debate in our country – especially among younger people – about…

The first NewBuy mortgage

Brian Murphy is head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau   There was a full and frank exchange of views at the Great Housing Debate…

 Tony Ward is chief executive of Homefunding   In addition to the various debates around the implementation of the Mortgage Market Review, the dissipation of…

The HMO renaissance

 Richard Cleminson is the professional services director at Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward Landlords of HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupancy) are enjoying something of a renaissance…

Tick box conveyancing

David Gilman is a partner at Blacks Connect LLP   During the last decade with the advent of bulk conveyancing/remortgaging and the advance in technology…