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The government says it will press ahead with Home Information Packs, but most Mortgage Strategy Online readers think they’d be better consigned to the dustbin. A massive 83% say HIPs should be scrapped while just 17% say they should come into force.This week, Mortgage Strategy asks: “Do you think the housing market is slowing down?”Q: […]

Post Office and BoI stay together

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Lenders should clamp down on rogue brokers to cut fraud

I write having just read Kevin Paterson’s article in which he asserts that we must all go electronic to tackle fraud (Mortgage Strategy May 21). Who is he kidding? If lenders want to tackle fraud, they should check their delinquent files more carefully and chop out the brokers who are feeding them dud deals. This […]

Stop letting targets get in the way of delivery

The positivity at RESI was pleasing to see, with lots of encouraging discussion about the private rented sector (PRS), the possibility (or hope) of stamp duty cuts on the way in the Autumn Statement and the general prospects of residential property in this post-Brexit vote world. However, that positivity was often tinged with some negativity […]

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