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18 Oct: Are mortgage complaints set to rise?

With the deadline date for PPI claims having passed on the 29th August this year, there appears to have been a…

16 Oct: Stonebridge Shortlisted for Mortgage Network award

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Mortgage Network of the Year category at the 2019 Mortgage Introducer…

15 Oct: First Time Buyer numbers reach 12 year high!

The latest data released by UK Finance show the number of first time buyer mortgages completed is the highest monthly…

12 Oct: Come and Meet the Team at MBE London

We are one of the leading dedicated mortgage and protection networks in the UK, with a professional community of more…

07 Oct: Client contact is key

At any given time in our market, I think it’s always possible to sense a degree of tension between lenders…

07 Oct: Stonebridge Staff complete Inflatable 5K charity run.

On Saturday 5th October staff from our Basildon office took part in an Inflatable 5K run to raise money for…

01 Oct: Meet the team at FSE Midlands

Stonebridge Mortgage Solutions have regularly appeared as one of the fastest growing networks in the quarterly performance survey conducted by…

30 Sep: Meeting the growing demand for advice

Clearly, one of the major regulatory concerns at present is the somewhat uneasy ‘coalition’ that exists between advice-led business and…

24 Sep: Helping brokers to go it alone.

The entrepreneurial zeal of many within the advice industry is often plain to see, and for many individuals there comes…

23 Sep: Vote for Stonebridge Group today!

We are really excited to announce that we have the opportunity to be shortlisted for not one, butTWO industry awards: :…

19 Sep: Bank of England holds rates at 0.75%

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England has voted unanimously to keep rates at 0.75% where they have…

18 Sep: On the Road with… Lesley Sharkey, Business Development Director at Stonebridge Group

What areas do you cover? It’s quite a broad remit but my main focus is as part of the Stonebridge…

18 Sep: Stonebridge Group announces record month for network growth

Stonebridge Group, the mortgage and insurance network, has today (18thSeptember 2019) announced August 2019 was a record month for appointed…

14 Sep: Advisors grow their share of the product transfer market

The latest product transfer data, released this month by UK Finance, as always makes for interesting reading – especially, lest…

12 Sep: LOOK TO YOUR BROKER FOR A GUIDING HAND WHEN BUYING DURING BREXIT

As the nation collectively bemoans the sluggish progression of the UK’s departure from the European Union, those looking to move…

12 Sep: Stonebridge Group outlines strong half-year figures

We have today announced a strong set of trading results for the first six months of 2019, showing an uplift…

02 Sep: What will happen to a post-Brexit Bank Rate?

With all eyes on the ongoing political situation, there are likely to be some key scenarios played out over the…

29 Aug: Stonebridge Group at FSE London

Stonebridge Mortgage Solutions have regularly appeared as one of the fastest growing networks in the quarterly performance survey conducted by…

16 Aug: Are we using technology to its full potential?

The search for the ‘new’ in technology is completely understandable – not a day goes by when the tech entrepreneurs,…

22 Jul: Network Performance Figures

Which Network have just published their network performance figures for the end of Q2 and once again Stonebridge are showing…

17 Jul: First Time Buyer Mortgages and Remortgages up in May

Figures released by UK Finance show there were 30,720 new first-time buyer mortgages completed in May 2019, 0.5 per cent…

16 Jul: I’d welcome BoJo’s stamp duty cut

You might think that promises made in the heat of a political battle are not worth the paper they’re written…

05 Jul: Richard Adams collects third Lifetime Achievement Award

At last nights British Mortgage Awards held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge our Managing Director Richard Adams was recognised…

04 Jul: Gatwick Regional Forum

On Tuesday 2nd July 50 Business Partner principals attended our roundtable event at The Crowne Plaza – London Gatwick Hotel…

01 Jul: Bake Off Theme Day

On Friday 28th June Stonebridge staff held a Bake Off Theme Day. The winners were:- Cassie Finch – 1st place…

24 Jun: Provide certainty amidst political turmoil

While many minds might be concentrated on the UK’s political melodrama which is playing out presently, I can’t help wonder…

19 Jun: Why Advice is better than Execution Only

We’re almost half the way through the year and 2019 certainly has the feeling of being a pivotal year, particularly…

14 May: The Base Rate Question

This month’s decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to hold Bank Base Rate (BBR) was hardly…

26 Apr: Is the FTB market too reliant on bank of Mum & Dad?

‘Intergenerational fairness’ is something of a buzz phrase at the moment especially when you consider what appears to be a…

26 Apr: Mortgage Advice For The Professionals

The industry has had a little over a month to digest the contents of the FCA’s Mortgages Market Study Final…

24 Apr: A Busy Future Ahead

If we were in any doubt about where advisers might be securing the bulk of their business from in the…

29 Mar: A Look At The Mortgages Market Study Final Report

It seems somewhat churlish to add to the chorus of disapproval that appears to have greeted the FCA’s Mortgages Market…

19 Mar: Government Back-track on Loan Commissions

Government u-turns used to be as rare as hen’s teeth; indeed, back in the ‘old days’, politicians and Prime Minister’s…

18 Mar: A General Look At The Mortgage Market

It’s an interesting time for the mortgage market – on the one hand we are still seeing highly competitive pricing…

27 Feb: Should we fear “robo-advice”?

This time last year, the pervading mortgage/technology theme that was being discussed was ‘robo advice’ – how much of a…

22 Feb: Mid-Life MOTs

When was the last time you had any sort of health check? Just this year? Last year? Five years ago?…

08 Feb: A Closer Look at Product Transfers

Now that we have more clarity around the amount of product transfer (PT) business being conducted in the UK –…

08 Feb: What does 2019 hold for the mortgage market?

2019 I hope has begun for you in busy fashion. Certainly, talking to our AR firms at our recent annual…

29 Jan: A few thoughts on Brexit

It’s not often you get to hear a fully-rounded view of the current state of the UK economy, the paths…

18 Jan: The impact of regulatory change on small advisory firms

One of the key positives for the mortgage advice sector – and specifically in terms of consumers’ access to advice…

08 Jan: The future of “robo advice”

This time last year I, along with many others I suspect, thought that technology would be of the major battlegrounds…

04 Jan: The Year Ahead

First up, a happy new year to all mortgage advisers – there’s no doubting that this year could be a…

14 Dec: Changing climate for mortgage advice

While I appreciate that the Christmas party season is now in full effect, and we are all in some way,…

29 Nov: Should lenders be more flexible with criteria?

I’m intrigued by what is perceived as ‘normal’ in the mortgage market, and how (what is often described as) the…

28 Nov: Technology’s role in the advisory community

The mortgage advisory sector appears to have been preparing for the lender ‘fightback’ – when it comes to securing mortgage…

13 Nov: Too much jargon for First Time Buyers?

Scanning through Twitter recently I saw a tweet which read, ‘TSB will go 90% LTV’. Nothing untoward about this, you…

08 Nov: Young Borrowers and Lifetime Products

With the FCA confirming that the Final Report on its Mortgages Market Study will be published during Q1 next year,…

29 Oct: Technology: Is our industry behind the times?

I read an article recently bemoaning the lack of technology in the mortgage process and questioning why, in this day…

26 Oct: Level of mortgage advice at a high

If you were looking for further evidence of the increasing importance of mortgage advice and the benefits it can deliver,…

24 Oct: Bridging the Protection Gap

Reading the latest statistics from The Exchange regarding new protection applications and how they are significantly up on the same,…

18 Oct: What the Budget means for the housing market

In the lead up to any Budget announcement, there is a degree of speculation around what measures might be introduced…

08 Oct: A look at industry pitfalls

Given the number of unintentional consequences that intervention in financial services tends to throw up, it’s perhaps no wonder that…

28 Feb: Advice for those that need it

Given the growth in the later life lending marketplace, you might think that we have a nation of clued-up ‘baby…

02 Jan: The issue with market predictions

There tends to be a number of staple questions that, all of us who work in the mortgage market, get…