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The best of the comments from Mortgage Strategy Online claims that advisers offer limited choice as 90% of deals are only available direct: “This makes my blood boil – perhaps
some brokers use a sourcing system that shows direct products. More importantly, cheap direct deals often have such tight criteria that 95% of clients can’t get them anyway – and not because they’re adverse or self-cert.”
ANONYMOUS retracts figures: “It’s hard to unsay something. Perhaps Moneysupertmarket has suddenly realised the size of the hand that feeds it. The public isn’t going to see or digest the retraction. Stop buying leads from a provider that does not believe in the sector. If I was running Moneysupermarket a member of the PR team would be leaving today.”

Abbey for Intermediaries says all its broker mortgages will be branded under Abbey from October 15: “Abbey has changed in the past few
months – for the better. It’s service is now 24 hours on faxes and underwriting. I recently submitted a case on a Monday and was agreed by Wednesday. If you call when you have a problem it will do its best to help. All lenders have had their problems – give it a chance.”



Industry rallies in support for Rob Jupp

The mortgage industry has rallied around in support for Rob Jupp, director of Savills Lending Solutions, following the news yesterday that all staff at the firm have been placed in consultation.


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