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Date change for MT awards ceremony

The Mortgage Times Group has amended the date of its second annual awards ceremony from March 7 to March 6.

Sponsored by Platform, the event is an opportunity for Mortgage Times to reward its top lender and broker partners across the UK.

Titles to be scooped at the awards include appointed representative of the year, directly authorised broker of the year, best buy-to-let lender and best sub-prime lender.


Reduce exit fees, says has called for exit fees to be reduced, following the Financial Services Authoritys call for exit fee transparency.Louise Cuming, head of mortgages at, says: Since the FSA called for more transparency on exit fees back in June, lenders have failed to respond. Indeed, the only real movement within the existing market to date […]

More efficient conveyancing

Convex says its new conveyancing system offers a 40% improvement over regular conveyancing methods, meaning the home buying process can be speeded up by over a month. The technology firm says it exchanges documents in 34 days, completing nine days later. The system allows clients to be kept informed by email. Duncan Samuel, managing director […]

High rates could lead to tipping point

If interest rates continue to rise we could reach a tipping point in consumers’ behaviour which would lead to a fall in volumes and increased arrears , says Frank Eve

First-time buyers paying over the odds

First-time buyers are so determined to buy sooner rather than later they are prepared to offer above the asking price straight away on the house they want, reveals the Yorkshire’s Housebuyers report.More than one in four first-time buyers would put in the asking price straight away in order to secure their ideal home, while only […]


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