The research, which was carried out at the start of December with 207 UK brokers, indicates 30% do not feel confident. 6% remain undecided.Wayne Smethurst, partner at The Finance Centre, says: “The research is not at all surprising. When Mortgage Day came around, there was a move towards submitting business through lenders. However, some lenders weren’t prepared and their business volumes and service suffered as a result. “There have also been concerns recently as to whether allowing a lender to cascade a case down their own product range is complaint, whereas a packager can cascade through a variety of lenders.” Mehrdad Yousefi, head of intermediary mortgages at A&L says: “Packagers still continue to play an important part in the industry, especially in the specialist sector, though not so much in the prime market.”
There’s nothing like fear to change a person’s actions, and it appears that the fear factor has contributed to the drop in self-cert mortgages.
Kensington Mortgages has launched a fixed plus payment option on all its standard products, which combines the benefits of fixed and tracker features.
The Financial Services Authority has defended its policy to take action against firms outside the public arena in response to criticism that it isn’t tough enough on non-compliant financial promotions.
A modern structure for todays business environment is needed to regulate the chartered surveying profession, says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.RICS members and interested parties are being encouraged to participate in a 12 week consultation, which seeks views on a fresh approach to regulation and redress in the sector following Sir Bryan Carsbergs independent […]
Capital Market Notes, December 2016 David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist, and Dave Goodsell from Natixis Global Asset Management’s Durable Portfolio Construction Research Centre, assess how institutional investors view central bank policies from across the globe. Read the full article here:
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