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Possessions are undervalued

Millions of UK home owners could be undervaluing their possessions by tens of thousands of pounds, according to Norwich Union.


Brokers divided over MPC base rate decision

Research by Mortgage Express shows brokers are split over whether rates will change at the next MPC meeting, with 53% expecting a rate hold, versus 47% expecting them to rise.Overall, 224 brokers were surveyed this week by Mortgage Express asking for their view of how the MPC would vote at next weeks meeting (5-6 July) […]

FSA is too woolly when it comes to exit fees

After lenders’ exit fees getting a bashing in the media over the past couple of years, the Financial Services Authority has finally decided to give its input. But is it too little, too late?

Compliance system for all brokers

Smaller brokers will reap the benefits of Mortgage Brain buying The Key as the move gives them an advanced but affordable compliance management system, says Frank Eve

Credit cards will pay penalty for World Cup spending spree

Grant Thornton says the World Cup has led to an unprecedented rise in personal spending, with 1m being borrowed every four minutes. The accountancy firm also says there is evidence to show that many debtors live well beyond their means. It warns that financial catastrophe can be expected when a big event – in this […]

How to balance bottom-up with top-down research in constructing multi-asset credit portfolios

In this short video, Azhar Hussain, head of global high yield at Royal London Asset Management, explains how his team balance bottom-up with top-down research in constructing multi-asset credit portfolios. Watch the video in full The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up […]


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