UK FSA bans broker for failing to prevent mortgage fraud

The UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) has banned a London-based mortgage broker for incompetence and failing to prevent fraud. The authority said Kevin Byrne, working at Forest Financial, lacked the integrity and competence to prevent his business being targeted by mortgage fraudsters.
The FSA says its investigation revealed Byrne accepted mortgage referrals from an introducer but failed to undertake due diligence or any basic checks on client information supplied by the introducer

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