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Consumers want online bargains

Nearly twice as many people would be likely to apply for mortgages online if they were sure they were getting the cheapest deals available, research from Direct Line Mortgages reveals. The findings were unveiled last week as Direct Line launched its first online-only mortgage – a two-year tracker at 4.19% which reverts to a long-term tracker rate of 6%.

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Consumers dance but must face the music

“There may be trouble ahead,” crooned Frank Sinatra, and in a less succinct way this was the song being sung by Mervyn King last week.

FSA confirms it won’t look back

The Financial Services Authority has confirmed it will continue to judge firms’ standards of sales and advice by the standards at the time of sale and not retrospectively.

Integrated software offer

Classic Network Solutions is offering a fully integrated version of MortgageStream case management software to its members.

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Financial advice can benefit customers by £40,000

New research shows those customers who receive financial advice can be better off on average by £40,000 We’ve sponsored a research project with the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) to produce ‘The Value of Financial Advice’ report. This independent research demonstrates that customers who take financial advice can, on average, be £40,000 better off than those […]

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