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I’ve had enough of everyone saying what is best for us

In relation to Grenville Turner’s comments, did I miss something? Only last week there was talk of first-time buyers being so badly advised that they should be made to sit an exam.

This country lacks any focus on service. Banks are not trying to help their clients, they are trying to make money.

I became a broker to help people and my clients have stuck by me in tough times. Someone saying this level of service is not a good thing can only have an ulterior motive.

Too many people are telling us they know what’s best for us and I’m sick of it.


Lenders must make up their minds on the broker market

Countrywide boss Grenville Turner’s comments about the intermediary sector are strange considering his position, but I think I understand what he’s trying to say. There should be a market for direct and introduced business but lenders must drop dual pricing. My recent experience indicates that introduced cases do not get good service compared with direct […]

Mike Fitzgerald

Boost for buy-to-let as TMW ups LTV to 80%

The Mortgage Works is giving the buy-to-let sector a boost by raising the LTV on its core product range from 70% to 80%. The specialist arm of Nationwide Building Society is now offering a one-year fixed deal from 4.69% with a 2.5% arrangement fee and a 5.69% deal with a 1.5% arrangement fee. Other options […]


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