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Majority will hike customers’ fees

Just over half of Mortgage Strategy Online readers say they would increase the fees they charge clients to compensate for any reduction in proc fees.
Some 57% said they would be increasing fees compared with 43% who would not.

It comes after three lenders revealed that they will reduce proc fees next year.

This week Mortgage Strategy asks: “Would higher taxation of property be a good thing?”

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