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TBMC receives authorisation from FSA

Ian Wheadon, TBMC director, says: “whilst buy-to-let and commercial mortgages remain predominantly outside of the regulatory parameters, we wanted to ensure that we were in total control of our advertising and marketing activity with reference to MCOB3.

“We also wanted to be in a position to cover every eventuality within our specialist market sector to ensure that our business introducers and partners were not disadvantaged in any way come Mortgage Day.”


Pressure grows to ease Stamp Duty burden on first-time buyers

With recent provisional figures by the Inland Revenue showing proceeds from its Stamp Duty regime have risen threefold over the past seven years the debate over its impact on the housing market has once again moved it into the Westminster spotlight. Analysts have interpreted Tony Blair&#39s early September vow to help those struggling to buy […]

Genesis solves AR dilemma

FSA regulations stipulate that a broker calling themselves independent must offer clients a whole of market product range and the option to pay a fee for the service provided. Where the client opts to pay a fee the gross procuration fee payable from the lender to the network has to be rebated to the client. […]

Brokers could boycott unprepared lenders

Brokers are threatening to boycott lenders who fail to meet mortgage regulation requirements. Lenders who are not prepared for Mortgage Day will be dumped by 75% of brokers and may not be used again, research from Marlborough Stirling reveals. Nearly half, 47%, of brokers say they are concerned about being unable to deal with lenders […]

Property Investor Show delves into psyche of buy-to-let investors

The show says that much like other long-term commitments, such as getting married or taking a new job, it is important to make sure that you are making the right decision. Among other factors, this can come down to whether a particular form of investment suits your personality. Those who like risky ventures should look […]

Jelf flexible benefits

In Focus: How to choose a flexible benefits provider — seven top tips

Jelf Employee Benefits looks at some of the key considerations employers should think about when reviewing and choosing a flexible benefits provider. Choosing the right benefits for your employees is one thing but delivering a successful employee benefits strategy is about understanding the complete picture and delivering it in a personalised way so that it resonates with each and every individual in your business. 


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