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Global equities: Resolution for a new year?

After a volatile 2015, Peter Saacke considers the prospects for a (smooth) recovery in 2016.

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ASTL clamps down on lender inducements

The Association of Short Term Lenders has clamped down on inducements in an effort to raise standards in the bridging industry. The trade body is restricting the type of inducement lenders can offer to brokers, stating they must now abide by MCOB rules. MCOB rules state: “A firm must not operate a system of giving […]

One to One: Adam Oldfield, business development director, Unisys

The technological trends looming on the horizon, the challenge of lenders’ execution-only models and some valued, all-encompassing advice What sort of technology developments can brokers expect to see over the next five years? We are already starting to see differing technology adopted by lenders for brokers; post-MMR, many have invested in the intermediary market and […]

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Mortgage Mole: Age appropriate

Age appropriate Many people get a bit tetchy when it comes to their age but Mole did not think that applied to banking giants. Last week, a building society published research on the maximum ages to which high-street banks will lend, highlighting that many are failing older borrowers. The society conducted a mystery shop, finding […]