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  • 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

  • GDP revised up for Q1

    UK GDP was estimated to have increased by 0.4% between Q4 and Q1, revised up 0.1 percentage points from the ONS' previous estimate. Read more

  • Industry calls on govt to reduce regulatory costs

    Reducing the cost of regulatory compliance should be the new Conservative government's priority for financial services, according to firms in most sub-sectors (including banking, building societies and life insurance). Read more

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Halifax cuts rates by up to 0.50%

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Barclays improves Loan To Income criteria

Budget should discuss property wealth in retirement

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High LTV mortgage lending is "rapidly declining"

New product launches and falling interest rates are masking a growing crisis in high loan to value mortgage lending, according to the latest edition of the Genworth / Moneyfacts Mortgage LTV Tracker.

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Latest Comments

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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In the Spotlight with Simon Markey, CEO of OneFamily

We spoke to Simon Markey, CEO of OneFamily, about the recent merger between Family Investments and Engage Mutual, and the future of high street banks. Read more


What’s in a name – broker or adviser – does it matter?

This is an interesting question, and one that I’ve been asked on a few occasions. And absolutely, Yes! It matters. Read more

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