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Brokers say compliance costs are biggest threat

A whopping 62% of brokers this week say the cost of compliance is the biggest threat to their business.

Just 38% of Mortgage Strategy Online readers polled say it is not, showing the toll mounting compliance costs are taking on mortgage firms.

This week MS asks: “For the good of the industry, should Mortgage Express have named and shamed the adviser found to have been advising brokers how to mis-sell self-cert?”


Britannia launchs three-year fixed rate deposit account

Britannia International has launched a three-year fixed rate deposit account, paying up to 4.65% gross p.a./A.E.R.Available immediately for investments of 1,000 or more, the three-year fixed rate deposit issue 14 also offers a monthly income option with a fixed rate of 4.50% gross p.a. (4.59% A.E.R.). The maximum deposit is 1m. Additional deposits or withdrawals […]

Brand new homes mean less stress for movers

Moving house can be one of the most stressful experiences of peoples lives, but buying a new home rather than an older property can help to cut the stress levels according to, the UKs leading new homes website.Some of the top causes of moving-related stress are broken chains, dealing with estate agents, and making […]

Money Partners signs up to AMI

Specialist lender Money Partners has joined the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries as an associate member. Colin Sanders, CEO of Money Partners, says: “This completes our objective of joining the industry’s three principal trade bodies. Coming as it does ahead of our first anniversary, it confirms the progress we have made from a standing start on […]

Tailors to take Mortgage Expo by storm

Mortgage Business Expo has teamed up with image consultants Dress2kill for the London Expo on November 16 and 17 2005. Visitors to the Expo at Earls Court 2 will for the first time be able to pay the image doctors a visit and get the prognosis on their fashion health. If your suits are flatlining […]

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A downhill stroll?

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has recently published new research, which once again demonstrates how the prospect of retirement is changing for older workers.


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