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In the Spotlight with Esther Dijkstra, Lloyds

In the Spotlight with Esther Dijkstra, Lloyds

We spoke to Esther Dijkstra, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Lloyds Banking Group, about how robo-advice has enhanced broker services and what effect Brexit and an impending Bank Rate cut will have on the mortgage market.

20 Oct 2017

Brokers urged to contact SVR clients before rate rise

Brokers urged to contact SVR clients before rate rise

TMA mortgage club is encouraging advisers to contact with clients who are sitting on their lender’s SVR to ensure they are properly informed of their remortgage options, as well as whether their lender can offer a product switch.

20 Oct 2017

Uinsure expands regional sales team

Uinsure expands regional sales team

GI provider Uinsure has appointed Tim Horne as Business Development Manager for the Central region and Ian Twentyman as Telephone Account Manager for the South West and Wales.

20 Oct 2017

New Leaf Distribution adopts 360 Lifecycle

New Leaf Distribution adopts 360 Lifecycle

360 Dot Net has announced that New Leaf Distribution has deployed the full 360 Lifecycle practice management solution with FactFind, integrated sourcing, Client Portal and the 360 Accounts package to its 200 members.

20 Oct 2017

90% of FCA's Sandbox firms heading towards launch

90% of FCA's Sandbox firms heading towards launch

The FCA has published a report outlining the progess and outcomes in year one of its Regulatory Sandbox.

20 Oct 2017

Fleet cuts rates and fees across core range

Fleet cuts rates and fees across core range

Fleet Mortgages has announced a series of price and fee cuts across its three core product areas – standard, limited company and HMOs.

20 Oct 2017

Bank of Mum and Dad lending £18,000 on average

Bank of Mum and Dad lending £18,000 on average

Parents who choose to assist their child’s home purchase can afford to lend £18,396 on average - a third of the average deposit for a first-time buyer in the UK.

20 Oct 2017

Government launches inquiry into economic effects of Brexit

Government launches inquiry into economic effects of Brexit

The Treasury Committee has launched a new inquiry into the UK’s economic relationship with the EU, considering transitional arrangements, preparedness for ‘no deal’, and the long-term economic relationship.

20 Oct 2017

Treasury Committee raises concerns over Bank of England diversity

Treasury Committee raises concerns over Bank of England diversity

The Treasury Committee has published its reports on the appointment of Dave Ramsden as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and of Professor Silvana Tenreyro as an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee.

20 Oct 2017

Brokers report 'inevitable' rise in 35-year mortgage demand: IMLA

Brokers report 'inevitable' rise in 35-year mortgage demand: IMLA

69% of mortgage brokers are seeing an increase in demand for 35-year mortgages, according to IMLA research.

20 Oct 2017

 

M&S Bank to launch mortgage range through intermediaries

M&S Bank to launch mortgage range through intermediaries

M&S Bank has announced plans to launch its first mortgage early in 2018, confirming that it will offer products through the broker channel as well as direct.

20 Oct 2017

Five ways for advisers to remain relevant to tomorrow’s consumer

Five ways for advisers to remain relevant to tomorrow’s consumer

With online technology, artificial intelligence and big data disrupting traditional ways of working, the challenge for advisers is figuring out how and where they add value in order to remain relevant to tomorrow’s consumer.

19 Oct 2017

FCA launches review into 'high risk' debt management sector

FCA launches review into 'high risk' debt management sector

The FCA is undertaking a thematic review of the debt management sector, stating that poor practice by firms "poses a high risk to consumers", particularly those in vulnerable circumstances.

19 Oct 2017

SortRefer appoints Sales & Relationship Director

SortRefer appoints Sales & Relationship Director

SortRefer's parent company, Sort Group, has appointed Jessica Szczelkun to the newly created role of Sales & Relationship Director.

19 Oct 2017

Majority of advisers expect rise in accountant and solicitor referrals

Majority of advisers expect rise in accountant and solicitor referrals

Advisers expect referrals from accountants and lawyers will become a bigger source of new business over the next 12 months, according to Prudential research.

19 Oct 2017

Countrywide to launch online mortgage broker

Countrywide to launch online mortgage broker

Countrywide has partnered with Blenheim Chalcot to develop an online mortgage broker, Mojo Mortgages, as well as a set of digital tools for mortgage advisers.

19 Oct 2017

DWP to take lead on Pensions Dashboard

DWP to take lead on Pensions Dashboard

Pensions minister Guy Opperman has confirmed that the Pensions Dashboard will go ahead and that DWP will be the 'lead department' during the development and roll out.

19 Oct 2017

Bridging lending drops 4.9% in Q3

Bridging lending drops 4.9% in Q3

Gross bridging lending fell by 4.9% to £142.75 million in the third quarter of 2017, but remains 2% higher than the same quarter last year, according to the latest Bridging Trends data.

19 Oct 2017

Paradigm offers free mortgage and protection compliance package

Paradigm offers free mortgage and protection compliance package

Paradigm Mortgage Services is offering a free basic mortgage and protection compliance package to any DA firms that use the distributor as their exclusive payment route for mortgages and align their protection provider agencies.

19 Oct 2017

Treasury Committee launches inquiry into Women in Finance

Treasury Committee launches inquiry into Women in Finance

The Treasury Committee is launching a new inquiry into Women in Finance, focusing on HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter and the progress made against it.

19 Oct 2017

Newcastle Intermediaries cuts 95% LTV rates

Newcastle Intermediaries cuts 95% LTV rates

Newcastle Intermediaries has reduced its 95% LTV first-time buyer rates.

19 Oct 2017

Smart Money separates regulated and unregulated arms

Smart Money separates regulated and unregulated arms

Smart Money has undergone a strategic restructure which sees the launch of Smart Money Finance as the focal point for all unregulated business activity.

18 Oct 2017

Mortgage Brain's Key updates to save advisers 30 minutes

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Mortgage Brain's Key updates to save advisers 30 minutes

Mortgage Brain has launched a new version of the Key, its POS and CRM system, enhanced with an online customer Fact Find within its Client Portal.

18 Oct 2017

13% who take regulated advice report mis-selling: FCA

13% who take regulated advice report mis-selling: FCA

At least 1.3 million UK adults claim to have experienced mis‑selling from an adviser at some point, a new FCA survey has found.

18 Oct 2017

Are you missing a trick when it comes to digital engagement?

Are you missing a trick when it comes to digital engagement?

Client engagement and the digital relationship – it’s built on common interest, mutual commitment and trust to help the relationship thrive and grow. Sounds awfully like a marriage to be honest! After all, when considering the mortgage and protection sales process, we know there’s a high level of involvement and maintenance, but if all parties work together the goal of delivering a great outcome will become a certainty.

18 Oct 2017

Newcastle Intermediaries launches free legals and cuts fixed rates

Newcastle Intermediaries launches free legals and cuts fixed rates

Newcastle Intermediaries has cut rates across a number of fixed rates and introduced free legal fees on many of its products.

18 Oct 2017

AMI calls for BoE action on Brexit and consumer credit affordability tests

AMI calls for BoE action on Brexit and consumer credit affordability tests

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries believes the Bank of England "has a duty to take a position on Brexit" but expects a rate rise to come in February rather than November.

18 Oct 2017

TML launches family gifted equity and enhances contractor criteria

TML launches family gifted equity and enhances contractor criteria

The Mortgage Lender will now accept family gifted equity applications up to 75% LTV and has enhanced its contractor criteria across six of its product tiers.

18 Oct 2017

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