Martin Reynolds

Martin Reynolds is chief executive of SimplyBiz Mortgages. He has responsibility for both the day-to-day running of the business as well as its future strategic direction. He has been part of a number of successful ventures including new start ups, rebranding and repositioning businesses within both lenders and distribution during his 25 years in the financial services industry. This has included sales, product development, marketing, credit and underwriting.

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A tale of two stories

Two of these in particular caught my eye due to their obvious counter views. The first appeared in the Guardian on the 26th February under the heading “Home ownership in


As the MMR approaches what next for mortgages?

But what about mortgages? Over the last few years, the mortgage market has seen a gradual decline in the remortgages. This has mainly been due to the low Bank of

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Should I have buildings and contents insurance?

In addition, we are still in the phase of both going to and returning home from work in the dark. The weather also holds sway on our state of mind


Should I use a mortgage broker?

So why is advice the best option? Without wishing this blog look like a self promotion of our industry there is an inherent complexity in the market that does need

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Mortgages and insurance should go hand in hand

For the rest of the UK mortgages have been, and will remain, a core aspect of our life cycle. The desire to be on the housing ladder – whilst diminishing


Viewpoint: Help to Buy acceleration is political

Firstly, what is the scheme and how does it differ from the current Help to Buy offering? The current proposition started in April this year and only requires buyers of


Rock bottom rates just part of mortgage puzzle

We have seen low mortgage rates in the past, but these have tended to be where a borrower has a large amount of equity. Has this been helpful to the


Are we in for another housing bubble?

The coalition government has launched a number of initiatives during the past few years to try to stimulate the mortgage market within the new homes sector, which have been successful