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News items | 01 May 2011
There was little change in the level of mortgage payment difficulties in the first quarter of 2011, according to new data released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Out of the 11.3 million outstanding first-charge mortgages in the UK at the end of March 2011, a total of 9,100 properties wer...
News items | 01 Mar 2011
The CML have welcomed publication by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) of its business plan for the coming year, which confirmed some welcome changes in response to representations on the direction of the ongoing mortgage market review (MMR). The plan confirms that interest-only mortgage...
News items | 01 Dec 2010
Regulatory News December 2010
Technical articles | 01 Nov 2010
The Financial Services Authority published its latest consultation paper CP10/28 in its ongoing Mortgage Market Review (MMR), a review of various aspects of residential mortgages regulation. It is now looking at distribution issues: - introduce an appropriateness test for all mortgages...
News items | 01 Oct 2010
Regulatory News October 2010
Technical articles | 01 Jan 2010
There is a clear need to improve public trust and confidence in the mortgage market, and this links directly to our Charter remit. The FSA's Mortgage Market Review could go a long way towards bringing this about. While other post-Turner Review regulatory measures such as those related to pr...
Technical articles | 01 Nov 2008
Few people could have anticipated that a problem first identified as an American issue involving sub-prime mortgages would very quickly escalate into a worldwide economic incident that could perhaps be the most significant economic incident ever.
Technical articles | 01 Jun 2008
A mortgage is a special kind of loan, typically taken out to buy a home.  It can be for any length of time agreed between the borrower and the lender.  The loan is usually based on: how much the borrower can afford to borrow; the value of the property.  The main 'lenders' are...
Technical articles | 01 Jun 2008
Financial services is an industry that encompasses a wide range of activities related to personal and commerical finance.  However, this guide concentrates on certain activities that interface directly with the public: life assurance, health insurance, investment products, pensions and...

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