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The Financial Policy Committee's power to influence the interest rate stress test in an applicant's affordability assessment will be added to the mortgage rules following a consultation.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is challenging lenders to improve their arrears and foreclosure management following a thematic review which found several counts of bad practice at firms.
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Nottingham Building Society is to offer whole-of-market mortgage and protection advice across its branch network.
Yorkshire Building Society Group is to refund all administration fees for mortgage arrears since January 2009 - totalling some £8.4m - after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) raised concerns about incorrect charges.
As the April deadline for implementation of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) looms large, Rebecca Prestage, head of policy at The Consulting Consortium, takes a look at some last minute assessments to consider
Peter Craddock, a director at the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA), is among three new names on a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) committee responsible for approving applications and issuing warning notices.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has revised its application fees for firms seeking full consumer credit authorisation, after it realised that small firms were facing "significant barriers to entry" due to cost.
The mortgage market is experiencing "strong upwards momentum" and gross lending may top £200bn for the first time in seven years in 2015, but there is little evidence of a housing boom developing, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).
As the regulator makes clear its expectations of adviser firms at this stage, Compliance First’s Janice Laing provides a handy guide to the upcoming Mortgage Market Review.
In his new regular column, the CII’s David Thomson provides an update on the key regulatory events of the past few weeks and takes a look at what can be expected next.
The Upper Tribunal has upheld a decision by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to fine investment adviser Westwood Independent Financial Planners £100,000 for mis-selling geared traded endowment policies (GTEPs).
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has written to banks urging them to speed up their review of how interest rate hedging products were sold.
The government is undermining its own Help to Buy scheme by imposing a large tax burden on first-time buyers, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has argued.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has declared a further 18 advisory firms in default.
Mortgage advisers are reporting a rise in Help to Buy enquiries, despite the fact they are unable to places cases yet.
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