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“The final humiliation for a broker was having to advertise a rival’s products just to earn a wage.”

TOM CLEARY
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Heroes & Villains Hero of the week is Abbey for Intermediaries, which no longer requires evidence of six months’ rent in savings when it comes to let-to-buy cases. This is a sensible move that should make life much easier for brokers. Villain of the week is Moneysupermarket, whose press release informed the world that 90% […]

FSA must act in the interests of clients before it’s too late

The reason most of the best deals are only available direct is dual pricing by lenders and the deals they offer at 90% LTV that brokers can’t get at. I see a lot of first-time buyers who only have small deposits so I tell them to go direct to lenders as I can’t compete with […]

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The Perils of Passive Investing

The era of loose monetary policy created an environment that rewarded passive investors in the US. However, with the US raising interest rates for the first time since 2006, Felix Wintle explains why he believes active investing will be more important than ever. In the video Felix discusses: The rising cost of capital and its […]

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