Category Archives: Mortgage Industry

What have the romans,sorry, tweets ever done for us brokers?

What have the romans tweets ever done for us brokers? I am a huge fan of twitter, its snippet banter, up to the second news. It gives an overall breadth and depth that I would have never imagined possible in … Continue reading

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Mortgage Know How Part 1 – Mortgage Over-payment

This is the first in a set of posts to highlight mortgage features that you could make use of:- Overpayments drive down the total amount and term you pay 1. Over-payments – most mortgage providers will allow you to overpay either monthly or by … Continue reading

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Take a mortgage without advice? It’s like buying a car without a warranty.

The FSA is facing a tough choice, whether to give in to lenders who are moaning about increased costs or protect what is proposed regarding all mortgage sales. This was to say that all sales have to be advised. It … Continue reading

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The Budget – what we picked out of it.

Here is our take on the recent announcements in the budget announced today: Growth, Unemployment & Inflation All are said to be better than elsewhere but low, however all are pretty shaky and open to getting worse if anything happens … Continue reading

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What goes down must come up – Standard Variable Rates head north

Halifax, RBS One Account customers and now Bank of Ireland customers have all been told in recent days that their Standard Variable Rates are going up. Why? It is the cost of funding we are told. Well, given that we … Continue reading

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The search Google is not interested in anymore. Mortgages.

The search giant exits Mortgage comparison. When it launched and its capture of beatthatquote for £37M had commentators reaching for hyperbole and back in 2007 this seemed yet another nail in the coffin of the local mortgage broker looking sit … Continue reading

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A really busy January – is this the storm before the calm?

Like a good few brokers I had a strong start to the year. January was my 2nd best month ever. All this positive start heartily encouraged both me and my colleagues, this is all the sweeter when you take account of … Continue reading

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Our Comment on Mortgage Rate Changes

The  Mortgage Rate Update Thursday 12th Jan BoE Base Rate Decision The Bank of England said that Mortgage availability will get harder in the first quarter and nearly every broker on Twitter was telling the world how busy they are … Continue reading

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The Stupid Deals that Saved Our Bacon

How stupid deals saved us from oblivion The 2 worst finance deals in decades* that saved our bacon Deal 1f Bank of America steps into save Merrill Lynch for just $45Bn OK, firstly hindsight is always 20/20 and BoA’s Ken … Continue reading

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2012 – A set in stone look at what the future holds for mortgages, or at least our best guess.

For Mortgages, it is that time of year when ‘Industry experts’* are let loose in blogs and other media to let us all know what will be happening in the next year. They are always wrong. Wwhen the sheen of … Continue reading

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