Do brokers have a duty of care towards client mental health?

Very interesting article highlighting the importance of an advisers role in regard to clients' financial situation. "Part of a mortgage adviser’s job is to get people to buy the houses they can afford, not the ones they think they should have.” https://www.financialreporter.co.uk/finance-news/do-brokers-have-a-responsibility-to-protect-their-clients-mental-health.html read more

Scottish Government pledges £4.5 million in bid to end homelessness.

The plan will ensure that people who become homeless move to a settled home as soon as possible. The government will also give up to £2m to Social Bite, which is working with a range of partners to deliver Housing First Pathfinders in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Stirling, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/4-5m-promised-to-help-end-homelessness-in-scotland read more

Mansfield Building Society launches in Scotland.

Mansfield Building Society has launched its residential mortgage proposition - including its prime residential, self-build, retirement interest-only and Versatility products - in Scotland. https://www.financialreporter.co.uk/mortgages/mansfield-bs-launches-in-scotland.html read more

New rules keep residents in the know re wider benefits of new housing.

Housing minister Esther McVey said: “The new rules now in force will allow residents to know how developers are contributing to the local community when they build new homes - whether that’s contributing to building a brand-new school, roads or a doctor’s surgery that the area needs." http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/sep-2019/new-rules-force-councils-let-public-know-wider-benefits-new-housing?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=weekly-email read more