Mortgage market review - May 2018 »
Mortgage market update for May 2018
CII launches Aspire Apprenticeship Programmes »
The Chartered Insurance Institute has launched its Aspire Apprenticeship Programmes and invites employers to register their interest or speak to us at the BIBA Conference.
Mortgage market review - April 2018 »
Mortgage market update for April 2018
Protection market review - April 2018 »
Protection market update for April 2018
More first-time buyers may require brokers to change their practices »
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced in the last Budget that he was effectively abolishing stamp duty for first-time buyers. With home ownership amongst the under 45s having dropped by a fifth since the Conservatives came to power, the government has been under increasing pressure to tackle this problem.
Specialist buy to let is the name of the game »
Buy to let lending is shrinking. In 2017 the overall lending figure is likely to sit at around £35bn. That’s about a 14% reduction on the year before. In 2018, I reckon we will see the market shrink further, maybe by another 11%, so that by the end of the year the final tally will reach £31bn at best.
Robots, digital brokers, chatbots, open banking and AI – competitors or companions? »
Read any mortgage article from the last 12 months and you might want to be reaching for the technology jargon translator – big data, fintech, AI, chatbots, blockchain, digital brokers, mobile apps, open banking and the API economy. It appears a wave of transformational technology is headed towards the mortgage market, but is the market ready and does it know what to do with it all?
Protection market review - March 2018 »
Protection market update, including; news, regulation & legislation, product development & innovation, consumer trends and experts corner.
Mortgage market review - March 2018 »
Mortgage market update for March 2018, including; news, regulation and legislation, product development and innovation, consumer trends and experts corner.
Spring statement 2018 »
Economic update »
Consultations and other papers »
2018/19 changes already announced »
2018/19 tax data »