Opinion: The market is impelled to change

Firms are already moving forward on the issues noted in the FCA’s Mortgages Market Study – so are the proposed interventions required? Following my article last month on the significant work undertaken by the FCA that is set out in their Mortgages Market Study Interim Report, it is important that I return to the same […]


Rate rise back on the cards as Carney welcomes data

Expectations for a UK interest rate rise in August hardened after the services sector reported its fastest growth since last October on Wednesday, and were further buoyed by comments made by Bank of England governor Mark Carney in a speech given to the Northern Powerhouse Summit in early July. The IHS Markit CIPS Services Purchasing […]

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Flurry of FCA updates to impact market

Regulator unveils proposed directory of senior financial services professionals, publishes fees for 2018/19 and approves new tech-based mortgage firms. The Financial Conduct Authority published a raft of reports, consultations and policy initiatives over the past month and many will have a direct impact on the mortgage sector. Recently, the FCA has put forward plans to […]