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Chelsea changes fixed rate deals

Chelsea has changed its fixed rate mortgage products following the recent rise in the base rate.

All the lender’s two-year fixes, buy-to-let, self-cert, and fees-assisted remortgage products will be increased by 0.4%.

All standard three-year fixed rates including helping hand and fees-assisted remortgages will be increased by 0.10%. Chelsea’s three-year buy-to-let fixed rate will be increased by 0.15%.


Weir’s letter about my ethics was sanctimonious garbage

From Simon Burgess Andrew Weir’s letter ‘Burgess’ double standards were breathtaking to me’ (Mortgage Strategy January 8) is the most sanctimonious pile of garbage I have ever read. How I spend my money is my business. It is earned fairly and ethically from a business where efficient and well paid staff work hard to provide […]

Brokers oppose AVM premiums

Some 69% of brokers say there should be no premium charged for the use of automated valuation models. In a survey by BM Solutions, the reactions of over 200 brokers to AVMs was documented, with two-thirds slamming the premium charge on them. And 86% of brokers believe consumers should be given a choice between AVMs, […]

Stroud & Swindon reveals new product range

Stroud & Swindon has launched a range of new residential, buy-to-let and intermediary products.The society is offering free legal fee package and free valuation on remortgages for two, three and five year fixed prodict.It is also offering a two year fixed fee saver, flexible tracker products, buy-to-let for two, three and five year fixed, and […]

IFS launches equity release unit

The Institute of Financial Services School of Finance has launched its certificate in equity release top-up unit.The qualification provider has launched the unit in response to new rules which mean that anyone giving advice on equity release will need to hold an appropriate qualification.The top-up unit will cover the suitability and affordability of different types […]


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