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ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK mortgages: graduate and professional market shows promising growth

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: high fees driven by price competition

The FSA has revealed that for some of the mortgage contracts it examined, it was not clear that increases in exit fees were proportionate to increases in the cost associated with providing the service. It would be no surprise if it were found that some lenders have opted to significantly raise their costs in order to compensate for their loss of revenue in a highly price competitive market.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jun 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK mortgages: large loan market shrinks in 2005

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: lending slowdown signals difficult times ahead

Figures released by the British Bankers' Association (BBA) show that mortgage lending for the UK's largest retail banks was considerably down on last year's figures. Coupled with a poor consumer credit market and a worsening economic climate, this further suggests that the housing market is facing some tough times ahead.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: new FSA regulation favors IFAs

Broader regulatory powers for the FSA will have an impact on the distribution of all financial products and increase pressure on product providers. The changes will affect mortgage brokers considerably as they will be brought under the FSA's jurisdiction for the first time. One group that will benefit from the changes, however, are IFAs.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Apr 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: over 65 and still got it

It has emerged that almost 600,000 Britons over the age of 65 have a mortgage. While some have 'lifetime' mortgages, many are paying for their mortgages using their pensions. With the current pension crisis and first time buyers getting older, the future looks ever bleaker as more and more pensioners will fall into this situation.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: pay attention to the small print

The financial ombudsman is expected to stick with its original decision on two-tier pricing, leaving the lenders paying out compensation. But the decision is based on contract wording, rather than ethics. A consequence of the decision is likely to be more complicated contracts, creating further confusion for the customer.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: regulator tries to turn the tables

Visitors to the FSA's website can now compare a range of financial products including mortgages. 1,300 mortgages from 100 providers are listed on the site, so consumers are not spoilt for choice. However, there is some concern that consumers may not actually use the tables.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Nov 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK mortgages: remortgaging set for substantial growth

Published By Datamonitor
10 Apr 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK mortgages: repossessions on the rise again

Published By Datamonitor
26 May 2006

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