Your Shout

The best of the comments from Mortgage Strategy Online

On the news that 31% of estate agents are either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their broker: “We provide excellent service and if it
wasn’t for us some sales wouldn’t have gone through. No doubt they are referring to brokers who don’t deserve business.”
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On the news Which? has been given Financial Services Authority approval to launch a mortgage advice service: “It makes you wonder what standard of adviser would take a job with Which?. Someone who is happy with a modest salary and no commission isn’t going to be one of life’s great achievers.”
JOHN BAKER

On news that Barclays has hit £20.6bn gross lending for the first nine months: “Barclays and Woolwich have continued to show commitment to the broker market but the lifetime trackers and the ’track and fix’ options will mean brokers will have little scope for remortgages with Woolwich once the client is with it. Brokers are just being used to get new clients for them.”
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On the FSA’s claim that brokers will still have a role in checking affordability: “As Bill Paxton once said in Aliens – “Game over, man, game over”. Can the last man or woman to leave the industry please turn the lights out?”
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