Mortgage Strategy’s deputy editor, Paul Thomas, argues the mortgage market is ready to stand on its own without the support of the FLS. But warnings of mortgage rate increases are beginning to emerge.
Home Funding chief executive Tony Ward says the market should take confidence in the Bank of England’s decision to scrap the Funding for Lending Scheme for mortgages. The time is right to wean the market off FLS.
Do brokers believe they need a consumer credit licence? Trade body AMI is lobbying hard on brokers’ behalf.
Former EDL leader and founder Tommy Robinson admits to two accounts of conspiring to obtain a mortgage by misrepresentation and will be sentenced next month.
We have helped a lot of British expats to secure mortgages over the last few years, but recently we have had a real spike of enquires from buyers living across the world.
There’s no doubt about it – the buy-to-let market continues to grow and the latest CML figures for quarter three show a 16 per cent increase in loans advanced on quarter two.
The ‘Stamp out stamp duty’ campaign has increased in noise recently there is an increasing perception that stamp duty is a flawed tax.
As thoughts turn to mince pies, it’s quite possible the cold winds sweeping the country may actually stem from the collective sigh of relief as pressure on valuation capacity and timeframes reduce.
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”The challenge of MMR is not beyond our industry, the emphasis will simply be on how we adapt”