So that’s 2018 over now and what an interesting but scary year it was! My next article will cover the network recruitment results for the whole year, but first we have recruitment performance for the last quarter of the year, a period which included one of the most lacklustre budgets since………….Well, since the last budget. It appears that the... Read More
So here we are again looking at the recruitment efforts of our basket of mortgage networks, this time for the third quarter of 2018.
As always, these figures, taken from the FCA register were correct on the day, however retrospective changes within the register can sometimes occur due to administrative errors and other issues. Again, as always selection of a... Read More
So we.re into the second quarter of 2018 now with the country in deep trouble from Brexit if you listen to some commentators or just on the verge of a glorious breakthrough if you listen to others.
Two things that are for sure, we do live in interesting times and the mortgage market is up and down with the turbulence... Read More
Although about 80% of mortgage brokers who talk to us now charge a fee, there still seems to be some debate on the best way to pass this information on to a client. Whether or not to charge fees at all is still a very personal matter with some advisers fiercely opposed to it, whether on moral grounds “We... Read More
You might think some of these points are so obvious that they don’t need making but if 20 years experience in financial services has taught me anything it’s that nobody remembers everything, all of the time so even if you’re a genius, it’s worth spending 10 minutes looking through the list to see what it is you’ve let slip... Read More
I see the Local Government Association (LGA) have proposed that Rogue Landlords be fined a minimum of £30,000 for renting sub-standard homes. Now I’ve read the statistics and also seen harrowing cases which would on an individual basis easily justify this policy. However, if you drill down to the small print what they are actually asking for according to... Read More
So here’s the scenario, you’ve found what you are sure is the right financial services network for you, the terms look fine. You probably haven’t spoken to us or you wouldn’t be about to get into the mess you’re just about to get into, but let’s leave that aside for now.
The pearl of wisdom I’m about to impart is... Read More
Right then, so 2017 is another year showing cautious growth, maybe more surprising when you consider how much of a mess the government seems to have made of Brexit so far, but at least it does show that a countries economic strength is based on more than just its current political strategy.
The information used in this analysis by Which... Read More
Just a quick update on our Why Mortgage Brokers Need a Mobile Friendly Website. posting. As you can see from the info graphic above the use of mobile phones to access the internet is now up to 51%. That’s 8% higher then laptops & desktops and more than 46% higher than access by tablets which as mobiles get larger with... Read More
Massive apologies for the lateness of the network recruitment tables this quarter but although some people say that a change is as good as a rest this definitely doesn’t apply to changing offices and I’m only beginning to find out where everything has been hidden, two weeks after the event!
Moving on from my pathetic excuses for a very poor... Read More