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Our niche affordability criteria explained

We use certain niche indicators to measure your client’s affordability which often means we’re able to lend to applicants when other lenders can’t.

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What to expect when working with Furness Building Society

Ways you can improve the efficiency of the mortgage underwriting process

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Remortgaging and product transfers made easy for your clients

Assisting clients at mortgage maturity has never been easier with our guide for intermediaries.

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How lenders can better support self-employed workers

How greater flexibility and bespoke affordability assessments can make a huge difference for self-employed mortgage applicants.

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Mortgage market predictions

Our broker survey reveals your expectations for the housing market in 2023 and the impact the ongoing economic downturn is having on mortgages.

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A day in the life of an underwriter

We know that our human approach to underwriting is one of the things you value the most as brokers. But how familiar are you with the people carrying out this invaluable exercise?

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Mortgage market update

Our Head of Intermediary Mortgages, Alasdair McDonald provides the perspective of a building society on the ever-changing financial landscape.

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Collaborating with our peers to keep the market moving

Emma Saint explains how lenders are working together to help our brokers and their clients move home.

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Common causes of declined mortgage applications

A summary of some of the most common causes of declined mortgage applications and how our intermediary partners can avoid them.

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