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

Housing market is flat

According to the Bank of England mortgage approvals have taken a dip in November. Read it here https://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2019/01/04/boe-figures-show-mortgage-lending-market-flat-at-best/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ms-house-advert-0401-first-send-1546600279 read more

Bank demanding you payoff your interest only mortgage?

I always wondered what would happen to all those endowment mortgages were customers cashed in their policies with cash rewards and didn't apply them to the loan? Now we have an answer. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/banks-turn-equity-release-providers-bail-problem-interest-only/ read more

First time buyers outstrip home movers since 1995

This is a good article. http://www.financialreporter.co.uk/finance-news/first-time-buyers-outstrip-homemovers-for-first-time-since-1995.html I have noticed that home movers are reluctant to move until they have found the perfect home. In the past they would list there property and then go find a new house. Not anymore. This makes for a shortage in the house market. Perhaps people are choosing to stay put. read more

Expert says “Bank of England base rate unlikely to raise over 2%”

Sir John Cunliffe stated that the Bank of England base could be below 2% for the next 30 years. http://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2018/07/13/bank-england-base-rate-stay-2-30-years/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=msol-mai-house-ad-1307-1531495622 Could this be true? With the amount of debit people are accumulating it makes since to keep rates low in order to avoid a financial collapse but what happens when the debit becomes to overwhelming? Something to ponder read more

Help to Buy re-mortgage. The sting in the tail.

Please read http://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/your-community/2018/06/27/help-buy-remortgages-none-big-players-innovative-enough-marketwatch/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=msol-market-watch-1530107885 Although the industry professional interview broadly like Help to Buy I can say that trying to re-mortgage people away from this is nothing short of a nightmare. Even if the client has the equity to re-mortgage and clear the Help to Buy debit, the legal process is very slow as the Help to read more

Brokers are fed up with lenders last minute declines

A must read !!! http://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2018/06/26/brokers-vent-frustration-lenders-change-minds-deals/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=msol-editorial-2606-first-send-1530007829 The article states that there is a break down between the Business Development Managers and the underwriters that results in a case being turn down and the broker looking foolish. read more

Great News! Lenders are loosing up

Please read this article http://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2018/06/25/mortgage-lenders-quietly-relaxing-criteria-brokers-say/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=msol-editorial-2506-first-send-1529920650 Excellent! Lenders are loosing up there criteria but, it does not mean that they are lending like they did before the credit crunch. They are allowing you to borrow a little more based on your income and some are small building societies are falling in line with other financial read more