Consumer Duty – an update

Key Consumer Duty developments and recent communications issued by both AMI and the FCA, with commentary on implications for mortgage intermediary firms…

AR regime – updated AMI Q&A and deadline reminder

Having heard back from the FCA, we have updated AMI’s Q&A documenton the AR regime. We also wanted to remind firms of the upcoming 30 November 2023 deadline…

FCA application window open for firms approving promotions for unauthorised persons

Firms that approve financial promotions for unauthorised persons have until 6th February 2024 to apply for approver permission from the FCA…

FSCS levy and compensation figures update

The FSCS has released an update on its levy and compensation figures for 2023/24, as well as anticipated levy figures for 2024/25…

AMI unveils The Perception Gap, the fourth annual Protection Viewpoint

This Viewpoint features hot topics facing the industry, including value of advice, building trust, consumer buying habits and generational views & attitudes…

Your October update from AMI Chief Executive Robert Sinclair

AMI Chief Executive Robert Sinclair gives his October update, focusing on AMI’s Protection Viewpoint, new build and Consumer Duty…

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Help to Buy practical completion deadline extended again


The deadline for Help to Buy sales to reach ‘practical completion’ has been extended a second time to the 17th March 2023, giving buyers and developers a further 6 weeks after the previous extension to 31st January. The new deadline comes two weeks before the final deadline for Help to Buy sales to reach ‘legal completion’ on the 31st March. Our previous blog on this topic goes into more detail on the government definitions of these terms and criteria that need to be met.

In her letter to Homebuilders Federation chair Stewart Baseley, housing minister Lucy Frazer re-emphasised that in cases where the final practical completion deadline is unlikely to be met, ‘it is crucial that developers, in compliance with their contractual obligations, refund customer reservation fees as soon as possible’.

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