NIESR's monthly estimates of GDP suggest that output grew by 0.4% in the three months ending in January 2016 after growth of 0.5% in the three months ending in December 2015. Read more
A surge in buy-to-let mortgage approvals ahead of stamp duty changes has taken home lending to its highest peak in nine years. Read more
Former FSA chair Adair Turner today argued that "the losses which will emerge from peer-to-peer lending over the next five to 10 years will make the bankers look like lending geniuses". Read more
The European Commission has proposed a one year extension for firms to comply with MiFID II. Read more
In the Bank of England's latest Inflation Report, the MPC's central projections now predict a Bank Rate of 0.5% until Q1 2018, when they are expected to rise to 0.8% before hitting 1.1% in 2019.
More work is needed for legislation to succeed, says Goji Managing Director and Co-founder Jake Wombwell-Povey.
I don't think we can trust the person who presided over the worst financial meltdown in history to tell us who are or aren't lending geniuses.
The past few years have seen the pace of innovation pick up but advisers want to see more products and specifically ones which address the interest only issue and enable mortgage customers to move seamlessly...
Unfortunately the research we received didn't cover Northern Ireland, but I can certainly contact Charter Savings Bank and see if they have any.
Hope this helps!
If this is a report that covers the UK, do you have the Northern Ireland figure?
Mortgage approvals reached a near two-year high in December, rounding off a successful year for borrowers.
Mark Carney's prediction - made last summer - that we would have greater clarity on interest rates at the start of 2016 has been completely overtaken by events. Six months on, the prospects for UK interest...
Today's figures from Rightmove show that house prices continued to rise over what is typically a quieter period, as a lack of supply coupled with rising demand squeezes the market.
The Bank of England base rate once again remains static. As our Savings 2025 report with Cebr forecasts, it is likely to rise at the start of 2017, increasing to a steady state of 2% by the end of 2018,...
People's access to the mortgage market should be based on their ability to repay a mortgage and it is therefore crucial that the specialist lending sector continues to grow in line with the wider market....
I am also in favour of ensuring workers have sufficient pension arrangements for their future so long, as an employer, we are not pressurised to fund this further, as we already do through our returns....
The numbers of people accessing their pensions has increased very substantially; if the government were now to scrap up-front tax relief in favour of tax-free withdrawals, it could remove the remaining...
I couldn’t agree more. The mortgage market is a very different environment to the one that lead to the suicidal lending practices pre 2007/8.
Unfortunately I have been around long enough to remember...
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