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Coventry announces new BTL stress rates

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Coventry announces new BTL stress rates

From 15 December, Coventry for intermediaries is increasing its buy-to-let reference rate to 5.5% on loans with benefit periods of less than 5 years, in line with the PRA’s underwriting standards.

05 Dec 2016

Savers losing £360m a year in pension tax relief

Savers losing £360m a year in pension tax relief

1.6 million people will miss out on £360m of ‘free cash’ this year after failing to claim the correct tax relief on their pension savings, according to True Potential.

05 Dec 2016

Growth Street launches P2P opportunity for individuals

Growth Street launches P2P opportunity for individuals

Growth Street, an alternative banking service provider for SMEs, is now listed as an Appointed Representative on the FCA's Financial Services Register after partnering with Resolution Compliance.

05 Dec 2016

Chelsea BS launches record low four-year fix

Chelsea BS launches record low four-year fix

Chelsea Building Society has launched a four-year fixed rate mortgage at 1.83% which it says is currently the lowest on the market.

05 Dec 2016

Royal London launches online trust service

Royal London launches online trust service

Royal London has enhanced its protection digital capability with the launch of a new online trust service.

05 Dec 2016

Computershare launches online mortgage platform

Computershare launches online mortgage platform

Computershare has launched a “futureproofed” online mortgage customer service platform to allow borrowers to access and alter their information as well as make payments towards their mortgage online.

05 Dec 2016

Houses on Crossrail route soar 22%

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Houses on Crossrail route soar 22%

Homes close to stations serving London’s new Crossrail route are already seeing a price boost, rising by 22% over the past two years compared to 14% increase in surrounding areas, according to research by Lloyds Bank.

05 Dec 2016

Bending over backwards - how lenders could become more flexible

Bending over backwards - how lenders could become more flexible

One of the most common complaints lobbed at lenders is that they are not flexible enough. This is an issue not simply because it makes things more difficult for brokers, but rather that it can leave customers in a much worse off position.

02 Dec 2016

In the Spotlight with Hannah Tasker, First Complete & Pink

In the Spotlight with Hannah Tasker, First Complete & Pink

We spoke to Hannah Tasker, General Insurance Manager at First Complete & Pink, about misconceptions in the insurance industry and how IPT will affect the day-to-day.

02 Dec 2016

PLSA welcomes Standard Life's Jenkins to DC Council

PLSA welcomes Standard Life's Jenkins to DC Council

Today the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association announced the appointment of Jamie Jenkins, Head of Pensions Strategy at Standard Life, to its Defined Contribution Council.

02 Dec 2016

 

Aegon welcomes pensions inquiry

Aegon welcomes pensions inquiry

Aegon has welcomed the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s latest inquiry into whether the UK welfare system adequately supports the growing numbers of self-employed and gig economy workers.

02 Dec 2016

Halifax to continue 95% lending after Help to Buy

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Halifax to continue 95% lending after Help to Buy

Halifax Intermediaries today announced plans to continue supporting mortgage borrowers beyond the end date of the government’s Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme on 31st December 2016.

02 Dec 2016

Ingard teams up with Bluestone Mortgages

Ingard teams up with Bluestone Mortgages

Network, DA brokerage and specialist distributor Ingard has today announced the addition of Bluestone Mortgages to its panel of lenders.

02 Dec 2016

2016 - a year we won't forget

2016 - a year we won't forget

I think it’s safe to say few of us will forget 2016 in a hurry. From shocking deaths of well loved celebrities to Brexit and the election of a reality TV star and businessman to the highest office in the world, it’s certainly not been without its shocks.

02 Dec 2016

National Counties rebrands as Family Building Society

National Counties rebrands as Family Building Society

National Counties and Family Building Society haved announced that with immediate effect all mortgage products for new customers will be available under the Family Building Society brand.

02 Dec 2016

Skipton awarded Internal Ratings Based status

Skipton awarded Internal Ratings Based status

Skipton has been awarded Internal Ratings Based status.

02 Dec 2016

Scottish Widows introduces electronic GP reports to speed up underwriting

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Scottish Widows introduces electronic GP reports to speed up underwriting

Scottish Widows has introduced electronic General Practitioner reports into its protection policy underwriting process to make it simpler and quicker to obtain customers’ medical information from their GP practice.

02 Dec 2016

Accord launches adviser support website

Accord launches adviser support website

Accord Mortgages has launched an interactive website designed to support brokers during discussions with clients.

01 Dec 2016

FCA will continue to support later-life lending

FCA will continue to support later-life lending

Attracting quality advisers who are determined to make equity release a cornerstone of their professional life is one of the most important tasks we face in the modern lifetime mortgage market.

01 Dec 2016

Advice firm CEO faces ban and fine over unsuitable SIPP advice

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Advice firm CEO faces ban and fine over unsuitable SIPP advice

The FCA has published a Decision Notice seeking to ban Alistair Burns, Chief Executive at TailorMade Independent, and fine him £233,600.

01 Dec 2016

Mortgage and pension advisers face increased FSCS levy

Mortgage and pension advisers face increased FSCS levy

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme is considering raising a supplementary levy for mortgage and pension advisers after seeing increased claims.

01 Dec 2016

Two plead guilty to insider dealing in FCA case

Two plead guilty to insider dealing in FCA case

In a case brought by the FCA, Manjeet Mohal and Reshim Birk have pleaded guilty to three counts of insider dealing at the Central Criminal Court ahead of sentencing on 13 January 2017.

01 Dec 2016

Sesame adopts iPipeline’s protection quote portal

Sesame adopts iPipeline’s protection quote portal

Sesame has adopted SolutionBuilder - iPipeline’s research, quote and apply portal.

01 Dec 2016

LMS partners with National Counties Group

LMS partners with National Counties Group

LMS has partnered with National Counties Building Society and the Family Building Society.

01 Dec 2016

FCA introduces new savings account rules

FCA introduces new savings account rules

The FCA has introduced new rules requiring firms to provide easy-to-understand key information in an upfront summary box to help consumers compare savings accounts.

01 Dec 2016

Annual house price growth continues to slow: Nationwide

Annual house price growth continues to slow: Nationwide

House prices increased by 0.1% in November, causing annual house price growth to slow to 4.4% from 4.6% in October, according to the latest Nationwide house price index.

01 Dec 2016

Mortgages4Life appoints former CML director ahead of launch

Mortgages4Life appoints former CML director ahead of launch

New lender Mortgages4Life, which recently received full FCA regulatory approval, has appointed Michael Coogan as its independent chairman in anticipation of its launch in 2017.

01 Dec 2016

New financial advice apprenticeship standard launches

New financial advice apprenticeship standard launches

The Department for Education has approved the new specialist Financial Adviser apprenticeship standard, which offers employers up to £9,600 in financial assistance to contribute towards the development of a financial adviser.

30 Nov 2016

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