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CML and NAEA dismiss housing bubble fears

The Council of Mortgage Lenders and the National Association of Estate Agents have jointly dismissed talk of a housing market bubble.

They both expect sustained growth over the coming year.


Destini buys two more IFA firms

Destini Financial Services has purchased two more large IFA firms &#45 Applewood Associates, one of Sesame&#39s largest IFAs and Essex, and Kettering-based Bervale Mead financial consultants. This brings the number of IFAs taken over by Destini to 11 over the last 12 months. Both purchases were made for a mixture of cash and Destini shares. […]

MCCB welcomes FSA decision on &#39good&#39 firms

The Mortgage Code Compliance Board says it welcomes the FSA&#39s confirmation that registered firms in &#39good standing&#39 with the board will enjoy a smoother journey through FSA regulation. The move follows a comprehensive review by the FSA of the MCCB&#39s registration criteria, compliance monitoring arrangements; and actions to deal with breaches when they occur. However […]

SMS unveils sixth brand vehicle

Solent Mortgage Services will unveil its sixth branded lending proposition at Mortgage Expo 2003 this week with the launch of Nelson Homeloans which will showcase products from Rooftop Mortgages. Key strengths of Nelson Homeloans include 2% discounts for one year on all products and high LTVs for remortgage and self-certification. Ian Balfour, sales and marketing […]

Pitfalls on the path to a dream home

Kevin Paterson, managing director, Park Row Independent Mortgages I would suggest exercising the same caution with self-build as with the commercial, equity release and buy-to-let markets. It is different in many ways to standard prime residential and if you are not familiar with the market you could create more problems for the client than you […]


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