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  • New challenger bank unveils savings accounts

    The UK’s newest bank, Charter Savings Bank has unveiled a portfolio of savings accounts designed to meet the needs of UK savers. Read more

  • James Chidgey to join MAB

    Nationwide's new build senior manager James Chidgey will join Mortgage Advice Bureau following his departure from the Building Society later this month. Read more

  • BoE: mortgage approvals see second monthly rise

    The Bank of England's January Money and Credit data shows that the number of loan approvals for house purchase was 60,786 in January, compared to the average of 61,666 over the previous six months. Read more

  • Secured lending sees 28% rise

    Secured lending increased from £609m for the twelve months to January 2014 to £779m for the year to January 2015 – a rise of almost 28%. Read more

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Mortgage Trust launches BTL in Scotland

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FTBs have "one month left" to get on property ladder

People planning to buy their first home have just months left to buy a house or risk missing out on the chance of getting on the property ladder for years to come, according to savings and ISA provider Scottish Friendly.

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Rob Jupp: Specialist lending is no longer a sideshow

In 2015, the lending world is anticipating another year of progress marked by keenly priced product offerings and an almost daily announcement of new lenders. All seems set fair for a further consolidation on the gains of the past three years and to push on to even greater lending heights.

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28% rise for secure lending

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Eddie Goldsmith 02 Mar 2015

With the news that Buy to Let rates have fallen to their lowest ever levels and continuing low interest rates coupled with impending pension freedoms, this year may herald a surge in first time ‘grand-lords’....

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The strongest momentum is clearly in the purchase market, where the number of loan approvals in January continued to grow despite a slight slowdown in remortgaging and other activity.

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Steady, not stellar, growth is likely to be the pattern for house prices in 2015 - the double-digit rises of 2014 are history.

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In 2015, the industry needs to be doing even more to support intermediaries faced with having so many familiar lending doors closed to them.

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Today's data confirms that house prices are still rising. However, we are still experiencing a two-speed housing market.

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When you factor in the boost provided to buyers by wages climbing and inflation slowing, there are strong foundations for a growth in lending in 2015.

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Equity release has become a mainstream financial solution, and financial advisers could help spread that message and educate the consumer.

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The cost of a combined buildings and contents insurance policy has remained static over the past three months...However, the general view is that prices have reached bottom and will start to rise.

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Homeowners are gambling on further reductions or are trapped on their current home loan; possibly because their original product is not compatible with current affordability requirements.

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Taking the year as a whole, we saw the highest number of first-time buyers in seven years, illustrating the success of government schemes such as Help to Buy and the willingness of lenders to offer high...

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Freelancer Financials 16 Feb 2015

So Tesco has only sold £1bn worth of home loans since it started offering mortgages two and a half years ago. Not much really! So they finally saw the light and realised that they can't do it on their...

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Brokers are absolutely vital to the procurement of financing for the UK’s busy SME marketplace.

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In The Spotlight

In the Spotlight with Marie Grundy, Managing Director at V Loans

We spoke to Marie Grundy, Managing Director at V Loans, about the regulatory changes in the secured loans market and the role of trade bodies. Read more

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Rob Jupp: Specialist lending is no longer a sideshow

In 2015, the lending world is anticipating another year of progress marked by keenly priced product offerings and an almost daily announcement of new lenders. All seems set fair for a further consolidation on the gains of the past three years and to push on to even greater lending heights. Read more

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