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More mystery shopping soon

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has warned that more FSA mystery shopping exercises are on the way.

Speaking at the Expo, Jackie Bennett, senior policy adviser at the CML warned brokers to look critically at their business practices.

The mystery shopping exercises may happen in the lifetime mortgage and home reversion plan markets, Bennett says. The FSA is currently working with The AMI to bring the industry together and discuss how all players can improve the market.


Non-compliant ads still blight industry

It was soon clear that many of the advertisements placed after M-Day were non-compliant. What is shocking is that many are still non- compliant 12 months on.

Youens is to quit Flower and go Live in December

Flower director Trevor Youens is to leave the company and join Home Information Pack specialist the Live Organisation, at the end of this month. Youens has been with Flower for four years but says it’s time to move on. He will be joining Live, part of the First Title Group, as director in a few […]

Brokers want IHT scrapped next year

Inheritance Tax is clearly unpopular among brokers, with most Mortgage Strategy Online readers calling for it to be abolished. This week’s straw poll reveals a massive 71% want the tax to be scrapped in next year’s Budget, compared with 29% who hope Gordon Brown keeps it. This week Mortgage Strategy asks: “Do lead generation firms […]

The Mortgage Mole

Drama Queen Mole has learned that Mortgage Strategy newcomer Luci Mylward has been hiding an acting past. Seems our hackette auditioned for the role of Izzy in glossy teen soap Hollyoaks, known for its kinky on and off-screen dramas. “I could be a celebrity right now and have my own calendar,” Mylward sighed to Mole. […]


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