Last year’s event was a enormous success and won widespread recognition as the best mortgage event ever – until now. Jerez 2006 will surpass expectations and undoubtedly be the mortgage industry’s most talked about, must attend event ever.If you’ve not been invited to this year’s event don’t worry. All the news from the event as and when it happens will be reported on Mortgage Strategy Online. Make sure you log on and register now at www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk to receive our daily email alerts to find out what’s happening. We can guarantee you will not be disappointed. The Mortgage Summit 2006 will be full of surprises for all in the industry, with announcements from the Financial Services Authority and speeches by industry stalwarts such as GMAC-RFC’s Stephen Knight and HBOS’ cream of the crop. And look out online and in future editions of Mortgage Strategy magazine for our special competition which could see you at next year’s summit in Dubai. Sticking with the overseas theme we thought it only apt to take a look at mortgages abroad. Our cover feature, starting on page 41 this week, looks at the opportunities for mortgage brokers when it comes to advising clients on how to buy that li’l ol’ place in the sun, and the pitfalls too. It’s not all plain sailing and you would be wise to advise any clients thinking of taking the plunge what they could be letting themselves in for. Sun and sangria are the perfect mix but all too often too much of the latter can lead to disaster and that can only spell trouble, for them and you. But with the right advice, you and your clients can enjoy a happy ever after ending without having to shed a tear. And we can all raise a glass of sangria to that!
The Financial Services Authority has today set out further details of its post-implementation review into the effectiveness of its general insurance conduct of business regime. The review is being conducted in line with the FSA’s move towards more principles-based regulation and with its commitment to the Better Regulation agenda.The effectiveness review began this year and […]
Future Mortgages, the mortgage business of CitiFinancial in the UK, is waiving completion fees on all core products.The offer will save customers up to 650 on a discounted mortgage and up to 850 on fixed rates, and is open until September 1.The offer follows the launch of buy-to-let and 100% fixed rate mortgage product ranges […]
Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has donated over 2m to more than 3,600 charities and local good causes in the last seven years The foundation which began in 1999 made 424 donations last year totalling 314,300. This year over 700 local charities and good causes have already received donations.The Charitable Foundation receives much of its […]
Safe Home Income Plans says from August 1 2007 its members will no longer accept business from advisers who do not hold a suitable lifetime mortgages qualification. This resolution from the UK equity release industry body means that all advisers will have to sit the lifetime mortgages examination offered by the Chartered Institute of Insurers, […]
After an “interesting” year, Peter Saacke separates the so-what stories (the Swiss franc, Grexit) from the ones with lasting impact on global equities.
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