Archive by Category: Newsflash

November 16 – Elections to the Board of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries

BY IN Newsflash On 2nd November 2016

As part of being an open and transparent body, which is fully representative of its members and their interests, the period for nominations for certain Board positions has been opened. These are part of the process where all Board positions [...]

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June 16 – Significant AMI Win on FCA Fees

BY IN FCA, Newsflash On 30th June 2016

AMI made a series of objections in responding to this year’s FCA fees consultation.  As one of only two organisations to object to the additional consumer buy to let (CBTL) fees, AMI is pleased that the FCA has agreed to [...]

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Apr 16 Automatic P2P Permission

BY IN FCA, Newsflash On 8th April 2016

We have been advised that a significant number of firms have received an email earlier this week from the FCA confirming that a permission to advise on peer-to-peer (P2P) agreements was automatically added on 6 April. This applies to firms [...]

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Apr 16 Consumer buy to let registration

BY IN Buy to Let, Newsflash On 6th April 2016

AMI has identified that there may be a potential problem over the activities that some firms have requested when making their application for the consumer buy to let (CBTL) permission. [...]

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Apr 16 – FCA Business Plan and Annual Fees Consultation 2016

BY IN Newsflash On 5th April 2016

The FCA have today (5 April) released their new business plan and budget including draft fees for the year 2016/17.   [...]

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Mar 16 – Buy to let tax changes: guidance

BY IN Buy to Let, Newsflash On 15th March 2016

Last year, the government announced two major tax changes which will affect buy to let property owners. From 1 April 2016, increased stamp duty land tax will be payable on purchases of additional residential properties. [...]

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Online dispute resolution: action for firms

BY IN EU Mortgage Credit Directive, Newsflash On 5th February 2016

From 15 February 2016 new legislation will introduce a European online dispute resolution (ODR) platform which will allow consumers, traders and alternative dispute resolution providers (in financial services this is FOS) to file, respond to, and handle disputes online. [...]

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Mortgage Credit Directive: Bridging Loans

BY IN EU Mortgage Credit Directive, Newsflash On 4th February 2016

The new rules mean many bridging loans will be exempt from the provisions of the Directive, therefore they will be regulated outside of the Directive (i.e. under the current MCOB rules introduced following MMR) or unregulated altogether.    [...]

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Buy to let: permissions

BY IN FCA, Members Only, Newsflash On 18th January 2016

From 21 March 2016 broking buy-to-let mortgages will no longer be a regulated activity. Intermediaries will therefore no longer need to hold a consumer credit permission to advise on unregulated buy-to-let mortgages. There will however still be instances where a [...]

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Your 2015/16 invoice for FCA fees

BY IN FCA, Members Only, Newsflash On 7th July 2015

Members will be aware from our earlier messages and the considerable noise in the trade press that they are likely to see a significant rise in their FCA invoice in 2015. [...]

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