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The best of the comments from Mortgage Strategy online.

Sub-prime repossessions at lowest since 2005:
“This is a positive statement after the widespread predictions of doom and gloom 12 months ago. Whether sub-prime or prime, the majority of people will fight tooth and nail to retain their homes. Is it possible that the supposed time bomb of sub-prime will not cause the big explosion the doom merchants predicted? I hope so.” ANONYMOUS

ASA bans fourth SpicerHaart ad:
“What a shame this company can’t be hit with the sort of punitive fine a broker would be for making a misleading statement.” ANONYMOUS

FSCS to help consumers hit by Network Data collapse:
“I lost money through Black & White, Network Data and Cartel Client Review. I just want an organisation I can trust.” ANONYMOUS

Housing stock on the up, says NAEA:
“If banks start lending to first-time buyers we will see a massive increase in housing stock. Stamp Duty isn’t making a difference and the banks must do more.” LEWIS STEPHEN, GREENE SGL RESOURCING

“The number of properties for sale indicates nothing. What we need to see is a rise in mortgage approvals.” ANONYMOUS


Specialist lenders are just waiting for investors to return

The issue with specialist lending is not that there are no lenders willing to do it but rather that there are no investors willing to invest in it at the moment. That’s why all the remaining lenders of this type have moved to the prime arena if possible, or ceased lending altogether. Many are simply […]


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