ASIC updates responsible lending guidance
The regulator has provided greater clarity and support to lenders and brokers in meeting their obligations
Metro shaves BTL rates
Metro Bank has cut rates by 0.2 percentage points across its fixed rate buy-to-let range for borrowers requiring up to 70 per cent loan-to-value....
ASIC to commence broker study
The regulatory guidance for best interest duty one of the key products to come from the effort
TSB adopts Iress’ lender connect technology
TSB has adopted Iress’ connect technology, according to the company. The move is intended to improve efficiencies by “creating a frictionless”...
NextGen.Net unveils ApplyOnline "game changer"
Newly integrated service a significant step towards most efficient and streamlined loan application process
Virgin ups LTIs amid criteria changes
Virgin Money Intermediaries has increased loan-to-income multiples for high earners among a host of other criteria changes. The lender is now...
The war with CHOICE wages on
Consumer group’s “ongoing campaign” against the broking industry dismantled by association head
Comment: Low mortgage rates make headlines
Price your product, for example, below the 1 per cent mark (even if it’s a tracker) – as Halifax did quite recently – and you’re pretty much...
December cash rate announced
Majority of economists expected central bank to hold until at least February 2020
Group to urge next govt to cut home improvement VAT
A coalition of business groups and organisations from across the property and construction sectors will urge the next UK government to cut VAT on...
The "essential component" of broker businesses
Group exec with 25+ years in financial services shares the one non-negotiable advisers must prioritise
MBA – Johan Groothaert, Fiduciam
The world of finance and a corporate culture are not always the best partners, as I have witnessed extensively during my City career. During my...