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Start 2021 strong: our tips for a happy new year

January always brings a sense of new beginnings, new opportunities and a new leaf, which may be more welcome than ever after 2020. It seems that most people are glad to see the back of last year. However, it certainly taught us a lot, most prominently it reinforced that old chestnut: expect the unexpected. So,

Will the specialist market provide opportunities in 2020?

Specialist lenders are a vital part of the overall mortgage market, they cater for a diverse set of borrowers. While mortgage lending has historically been dominated by high street banks and the big building societies, specialist lenders provide solutions for those who are outside of the mainstream. Our Managing Director, Sally Laker, takes a look

Self-employed: the potential of the work force

Britain has seen a large increase in the number of self-employed workers in recent years but there is a belief from some that the mortgage system is biased against them. Our product Development Manager, Nathan Reilly, takes a look at whether the mortgage market is making the most out of Britain’s own bosses. Demand for

The rise of short term income protection

People’s opinions on income protection may be changing. Brokers are becoming more interested in writing and advising on IP and more people are taking out policies. Our National Account Manager for Protection, Craig Bryce, takes a look at the latest trends in the market. If there is one thing I have noticed this year that

Mortgage Intelligence Compliance Update: Introducer or Intruder?

Head of Compliance, Stephen Adams, discusses what the mortgage and protection adviser industry has learnt following the Carey Pensions court case. The Royal Court in London heard claims from an investor in late March that a self-invested personal pension (SIPP) provider, Carey Pensions, had colluded with an unregulated introducer to push retirement savers into high-risk