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Mortgage: impossible

There’s been a lot of talk about the credit crunch and its effect on mortgage availability recently, but when we asked mystery shopping expert AMTI to find out what high street lenders are prepared to offer even we were surprised. Martin Reay reports

John Charcol embarks on recruitment drive

London-based brokerage John Charcol has revealed that despite the market downturn resulting in many brokers shutting up shop, it actually wants to recruit more advisers.

Brokers can give lenders fresh ideas

Last week our Nationwide BDM came to see us. She is professional and keeps us up-to-date with what’s happening with rates and criteria, as a good BDM should.

The month at a glance

January started with gloomy predictions and tragic news but luckily for the


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