This week’s poll asks brokers whether a specialist license is necessary for advice on complex buy-to-let (BTL) cases. Earlier in February, Mortgage Solutions reported that following the complexities added by the PRA changes to the BTL sector, Mortgage Advice Bureau is testing a different approach and is looking to establish a new licence for those brokers likely to be doing higher volumes in the sector.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has posted profits for the first time in a decade, but also reported falls in gross new mortgage lending and mortgage market share. Gross new mortgage lending for UK Personal and Business Banking (UK PBB), which accounts for the main bulk of RBSâ€™ lending in the UK, stood at Â£31.0bn against Â£31.9bn in 2016. In the same period, market share fell from 13% in 2016 to 12% in 2017. Net lending for UK PBB increased by Â£9.0bn, or 5.9%, to Â£161.7bn.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has posted profits for the first time in a decade, but there are two points which will cast a shadow over its 2018 projection. RBS posted a statutory profit of £752m for 2017 – the bank’s first full year of profitability in a decade. Between 2008 and 2016, RBS posted consecutive losses amounting to £58.4bn, with a £7bn loss posted in 2016.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".