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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Update from the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaSBA)

Brokers should be aware of the following update from the NaSBA:

“Yesterday on Right to Build Day we published a letter calling out unfair practices by a minority of local authorities placing unreasonable financial tests on anyone wanting to sign their local Right to Build register for would be self build and custom builders.

We are hugely proud that the mortgage sector, made up of the The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries, the Building Societies Association and UK Finance has supported our action – which signals out these tests as unnecessary and bureaucratic.

In particular, we make it clear that it is not appropriate for a local authority to require would be self builders to a) have a mortgage offer before signing the register, b) have a mortgage agreement in principle, and c) nor is it necessary that they should have written evidence from a financial advisor. These are costly and pointless obstacles to signing.

Read more about the letter and why it’s necessary here .

Right to Build Day marks the close of another 12 months of the registers (on 30 October), from which point local authorities have three years to show they have granted sufficient planning permissions for plots for those on the register.

Anyone interested in self building can find their register on the


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