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  • TSB slashes rates for existing customers

    TSB has today announced it is cutting rates across its range of mortgages available to existing customers. Those with a TSB mortgage, looking to transfer to a new TSB deal when their previous one ends will benefit from rate cuts of 0.10 per cent. Read more

  • Keystone boosts lending with new funding line

    Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has launched its New Classic Range with funding from peer to peer lending platform Landbay. Read more

  • Capita to acquire Vertex Mortgage Services

    Capita has today announced that it is acquiring Vertex Mortgage Services Limited for £35 million on a cash free, debt free basis, subject to approval by the Financial Conduct Authority. Read more

  • FCA approves TSB takeover

    The PRA and FCA have approved the bid by the Sabadell Group, announced on 17 April 2015, to acquire all of the shares of TSB Banking Group plc. Read more

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Looking ahead, our chief concern is that UK mortgage borrowers face another wave of changes headed their way in the shape of the Mortgage Credit Directive.

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Buyers already struggle post the Mortgage Market Review now that lending is more conservative and it's unlikely that with house prices still rising in many places the Government would allow anything that...

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Long deferral and clawback will in some cases be essential to ensuring that rewards are more closely aligned to the maturity of the risk.

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Today's announcement from Legal & General is another important milestone as the equity release industry continues to shift into a higher gear.

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One thing is for sure, regulation is coming and the market two or three years from now is likely to be a very different one.

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We do not view this increase as a short term phenomenon - with interest rates unlikely to be hiked, and consumer finances improving, growth should continue into the second half of 2015.

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If, as this report suggests, the extent of the drop-off in annual prices between March and April is due to the price slowdown in London, this underlines quite powerfully the extent to which the capital...

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Encouragingly for first-time buyers they are paying less to service their mortgage than at any time since 2005 when the CML started measuring this.

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The proposed valuation changes are broadly helpful for SIPP operators as they’ll reduce the amount of work required each quarter.

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The latest indicators of economic activity have shown growth continuing, although the second estimate of GDP growth for the first quarter held the initial estimate of just 0.3% growth.

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Unless supply improves materially, it's hard to see how prices will not continue to rise throughout 2015, albeit at a more moderate pace relative to last year.

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With Lloyds offering such an improved financial performance, there is a likelihood of a stronger share price going forward so that there may even be a profit for the taxpayer on the sale of the remaining...

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