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MMR was flawed from the outset and should be deferred, says CML

The Mortgage Market Review will cause more problems than it solves and should be put on hold, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Speaking at the recent Mortgage Strategy Summit at the Luton Hoo Hotel in Bedfordshire, Michael Coogan, chairman of the CML, told del-gates that the Financial Services Authority’s MMR made the outlook […]

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