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Loan Options backs calls for regulation of secured loans

Loan Options says it supports the Association of Finance Brokers’ call for the Financial Services Authority to regulate the secured loan market.

The firm says that if the FSA doesn’t regulate second and subsequent charge residential lending then the net result would be a bureaucratic mess of competing regulation, that would leave both brokers and consumers confused.

Andy Moody, managing director of Loan Options, says: “Not only is it a logical move to bring the whole of the secured lending market under one roof from a compliance and oversight perspective, but the truth is that the it is the only sensible step without the government having to come up with a tortuous ‘two tier’ regime for the implementation of the upcoming EEC’s Consumer Credit Directive.

He adds: “We need a regime where the public and the intermediary community can feel there is a real all embracing compliance umbrella in terms of care and continuity.”


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BSA urges borrowers to contact societies over arrears

Hard pressed borrowers struggling to meet their mortgage repayments need to contact their building society as soon as possible – that is the advice from the Building Societies Association as the FSA publishes data on mortgage arrears.The BSA says societies have a wide range of techniques that they can use to help ensure that wherever […]


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