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4: Lloyds Banking Group set to link broker proc fees to quality of business submitted

Following Santander’s move to quality-based proc fees in 2012 it seemed inevitable others may follow – and they did. In September, Mortgage Strategy revealed Lloyds Banking Group would follow suit at the start of 2014. Will there be more?

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