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Banks offering low rates to energy efficient homes “is little more than greenwashing” – Boyd

Major floods in Germany, a scorching heatwave across the UK, and hailstones in late July. There’s no doubt that we are now living with the effects of climate change.

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Product transfers – the loyalty penalty of the mortgage industry

If you became self-employed, you’d use a qualified accountant. If you wanted to write a will, you’d engage a qualified solicitor. If you were unwell, you would obviously seek advice from a qualified doctor.

Property

Remortgage 2023: What are you doing to get your share?

Borrowing in the UK is up, with net mortgage borrowing £11.8bn in March of this year. This is the largest amount seen since borrowing first started to be tracked back in 1993. In fact, borrowing even soared past the previous record, set in October 2006, when £10.4bn was borrowed against properties. 

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Why Mortgage Advisers Should ❤️ Dashly

So, the ads are cheesy. Yes. Did we create them to get your attention? Most certainly. But behind them is a real message. We do want to start a relationship, but not the kind with kisses and cuddles. The kind with big business and making money. Like the start of every young, blossoming relationship - someone has to make the first move. So here we are.

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Dashly ❤️ Mortgage Advisers

So, the ads are cheesy. Yes. Did we create them to get your attention? Most certainly. But behind them is a real message. We do want to start a relationship, but not the lovey-dovey kind. The kind with big business and making money. Like the start of every young, blossoming relationship, someone has to make the first move. So here we are.

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EXPLAINED: The relationship between lenders and intermediaries

The relationship between lenders and mortgage brokers is one of a symbiotic nature. Both rely on each other for not only business, but they also work together to help keep the market alive and resist a monopoly. So how exactly do lenders and intermediaries rely on each other? Let’s take a look.

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How Dashly Can Help You As A Mortgage Adviser.

I became aware of Dashly in 2019 and was immediately impressed with the innovative way Dashly was putting the customer at the heart of their technology. By combining an ‘always on’ retention strategy Dashly has become a vital ingredient for any business serious about unlocking true value from their existing customers and has also developed a tool that can be used to nurture new business opportunities. The key to good client retention is to have a retention strategy that places the customer at the center and helps develop a customer focussed ongoing relationship.

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Introducing, Salma Kalisvaart!

🔥 We're on hiring fire! 🔥 Welcoming our latest Dashly all-star, Salma Kalisvaart! Salma is our new COO, and with 17 years in the financial services industry, spanning investment banking, venture capital, private equity and European fintech - we couldn't be happier to bring her on board!

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How Will Improved Technology Affect the Specialist Mortgage Industry?

Improved technology in the mortgage sector has made the mortgage application process more streamlined and efficient. But, how has this technology affected the mortgage industry, namely the businesses of mortgage brokers who rely on a human touch to connect with and retain their customers?

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Customer retention: Why it matters

Customer retention is the act of keeping existing clients your business has already spent money on requiring. But, why is it so important? Well, there a few reasons. Let’s take a look at what they are and how retention can be extremely profitable for your business.

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Say hello to our new Head of Intermediaries!

With over 30 years in the mortgage biz, Iain is a mortgage powerhouse. Having first experienced Dashly on the client side, he was so convinced he decided to join us! He's here to inform and educate new clients and brokerages on what Dashly’s all about, and get them on board to improve and expand the services they offer their clients exponentially.

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Win (another) Mortgage Holiday!

Want Dashly to pay your January 2021 mortgage payment?

Interest Rates

To long-term fix or not to long-term fix? That is the question

Following November’s rate rise, a number of articles ran urging people to consider long-term fixed rate mortgages, of 5, 7 or even 10 years. But while long-term fixes can be perfect for some, they can be a disaster for others.

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Preparing for the Property Auction

Every so often when browsing property sites, you come across a great-looking place that’s advertised not for sale - but for auction.

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Struggling with mortgage payments? 7 Tips to help you out

If you ever find yourself in a position where you can’t pay your monthly mortgage payment, don’t panic. If you act fast and sensibly you should be able to come up with an agreement with your lender and be back on your feet in no time.

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Freedom for Mortgage Prisoners

"So-called ‘mortgage prisoners’, trapped on expensive deals and unable to switch to cheaper loans are a reflection of a dated lending environment"

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The mortgage industry is on the brink of radical change

Dashly Founder Ross Boyd takes a look at the radical and irreversable changes overhauling the mortgage market today.

Property

5 home renovations to make your property value skyrocket

Did you know that increasing the value of your home makes you eligible for a cheaper mortgage deal? Or that increasing the value of your home actually could shave up to 0.5% off your interest rate?

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Your Holiday Rental Value: lessons from Netflix’s "Stay Here"

In the UK, the holiday rental market has increased by 3% in the last year, so if you’ve got a holiday home on which you're hoping to make a profit, read on...

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A good handyman is hard to find...

You know the problems. The new dishwasher has been sitting in your living room for two days. Your garage door is stuck. And you can no longer ignore the porch paint peeling away in strips and chips.

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The 3 most underrated places to buy a home in the UK

...and why you should consider moving there.

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Got pets? How pets can impact your home...and your mortgage

In 2016, 40% of households in the UK reported owning a pet, meaning a significant part of the population has a furry friend trotting around on their carpets and on their lawn.

Property

New homes being built rises by 15% (but what does that mean?)

Cilla Black might not be around to say it any more, but ‘Surprise Surprise!’... or rather, not. You guessed it, official housing data revealed once again this week that, thanks to decades of mismanagement by successive governments, the country still isn’t building enough homes.

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Testing, Testing, Testing.

Dashly accepted into the 4th cohort of the FCA’s regulatory sandbox. Go Dashly!

Property

House prices held in a supply/demand headlock

All the major house price indices agree on two main things: firstly, London has stalled after the stupendous price growth of recent years, and secondly, the sheer lack of supply means prices can only fall so far.