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In the Spotlight with Peter Goodman, CEO of Homelyfe

In the Spotlight with Peter Goodman, CEO of Homelyfe

We spoke to Peter Goodman, CEO of Homelyfe, about the technology platform's plans for the insurance market and his views on 'disruptive' technologies.

23 Jun 2017

London Money appoints Andy Marsh as Head of Underwriting

London Money appoints Andy Marsh as Head of Underwriting

London Money Loans has appointed Andy Marsh, former Underwriting Manager at Freedom Finance, as its new Head of Underwriting.

23 Jun 2017

Principality expands intermediary support team

Principality expands intermediary support team

Principality Building Society’s intermediaries division has expanded its business development team to support directly authorised brokers across England and Wales.

23 Jun 2017

Will we ever trust tech over the human touch?

Will we ever trust tech over the human touch?

The shadow of robo-advice has been looming over the intermediary market for quite some time but has its influence become more imposing, remained omnipresent or faded into the background?

23 Jun 2017

Together launches lowest ever regulated bridging rate at 0.49%

Together launches lowest ever regulated bridging rate at 0.49%

Together has launched its lowest ever regulated bridging rate at 0.49% per month.

23 Jun 2017

TML appoints key account manager for John Charcol and L&C

TML appoints key account manager for John Charcol and L&C

The Mortgage Lender has appointed Sarah Hartwell as key account manager for John Charcol and London & Country accounts.

23 Jun 2017

Bank of Ireland expands intermediary product range

Bank of Ireland expands intermediary product range

Bank of Ireland UK has widened its product range for intermediaries with a greater choice across all LTVs for two, three and five-year fixed rates.

23 Jun 2017

Fleet Mortgages launches 13 new products

Fleet Mortgages launches 13 new products

Fleet Mortgages has launched a new product range covering its three key borrower groups – standard, limited compmany and HMOs.

23 Jun 2017

Aldermore launches service promise to intermediaries

Aldermore launches service promise to intermediaries

Aldermore has launched a new website as well as a service promise to intermediaries to ensure they receive "exceptional support".

23 Jun 2017

Rate rise should not be delayed any longer: BoE's Forbes

Rate rise should not be delayed any longer: BoE's Forbes

Economies have "recovered enough" that a gradual reduction in monetary stimulus is now warranted, according to the MPC's Kristin Forbes, who voted for a rate rise in this month's meeting.

23 Jun 2017

 

Rapid deceleration in London house prices to plateau: Hometrack

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Rapid deceleration in London house prices to plateau: Hometrack

London city house price inflation fell to 3.3% in May 2017 - its lowest for five years and down from 14% a year ago - but lower turnover and restricted supply means that the "rapid deceleration" could have 'bottomed out', according to Hometrack.

23 Jun 2017

Santander video service to connect customers with advisers

Santander video service to connect customers with advisers

Santander is launching a mortgage video service in sixty-three branches across the UK, enabling customers to apply for a mortgage using a video link from the branch, which connects them remotely to a UK based adviser.

23 Jun 2017

What’s the story, mourning Tories?

What’s the story, mourning Tories?

As her new minority Government licks its wounds, was it the ‘Dementia Tax’ wot did it for Theresa May and, if so, what impact might this have on the equity release market?

22 Jun 2017

Intelliflo streamlines protection quote service with iPipeline

Intelliflo streamlines protection quote service with iPipeline

Intelliflo’s Intelligent Office has integrated iPipeline’s research, quote and apply portal, SolutionBuilder.

22 Jun 2017

The death of packagers was greatly exaggerated

The death of packagers was greatly exaggerated

There has been much speculation since the financial crisis about the death of the specialist distributor model – formerly known as packagers.

22 Jun 2017

L&G Mortgage Club updates proc fee matrix

L&G Mortgage Club updates proc fee matrix

Legal & General Mortgage Club has updated its Retention Matrix to include the latest lender procuration fees on retention products, as well as lenders who are planning to introduce fees.

22 Jun 2017

AMI issues guidance on cyber security

AMI issues guidance on cyber security

AMI has created a new cyber security factsheet for members which sets out key areas for firms to consider and potential solutions.

22 Jun 2017

Gross lending up 12% but BTL forecast revised down: CML

Gross lending up 12% but BTL forecast revised down: CML

The CML estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £20.1bn in May - a 12% increase on both the previous month and on May last year.

22 Jun 2017

OneFamily becomes Later Life Academy ambassador

OneFamily becomes Later Life Academy ambassador

The Later Life Academy has announced OneFamily as its latest Ambassador.

22 Jun 2017

Clive Willson to head Black Book Finance's white-labelled service

Clive Willson to head Black Book Finance's white-labelled service

Black Book Finance has launched Beaufort Capital Solutions, a fully white-labelled version of Black Book Finance created for the exclusive use of Beaufort Group’s partners and professional connections.

22 Jun 2017

Equity release could fund 450,000 FTBs a year: L&G

Equity release could fund 450,000 FTBs a year: L&G

Lifetime mortgages have the potential to help 450,000 people onto the housing ladder every year, according to research from Legal & General.

22 Jun 2017

National Friendly launches assisted living insurance

National Friendly launches assisted living insurance

National Friendly has launched an assisted living insurance product which it says is the first specifically aimed at supporting older people to extend independent living in their own home in later life.

21 Jun 2017

Queen's Speech extends FCA powers and confirms new financial body

Queen's Speech extends FCA powers and confirms new financial body

The Financial Guidance & Claims Bill, outlined in the Queen's Speech today, will transfer regulatory responsibility of claims management companies to the FCA and complaints-handling responsibility to the Financial Ombudsman Service.

21 Jun 2017

BoE's Haldane to vote for rate rise in H2

BoE's Haldane to vote for rate rise in H2

Bank of England chief economist, Andy Haldane, believes that a tightening of monetary policy will be needed "relatively soon", stating that the process "would be prudent moving into the second half of the year".

21 Jun 2017

Tesco Bank partners with LMS

Tesco Bank partners with LMS

Tesco Bank has selected LMS as its integrated conveyancing partner.

21 Jun 2017

FCA announces changes to pension transfer advice rules

FCA announces changes to pension transfer advice rules

The FCA has published new proposals on advice relating to pension transfers where consumers have safeguarded benefits, primarily for transfers from DB to DC pension schemes.

21 Jun 2017

99% of advisers unsure of FCA accountability

99% of advisers unsure of FCA accountability

Fewer than 1% of advisers believe they understand what the FCA is accountable for, or how it is accountable, due to its "poor communication with the industry", according to Panacea Adviser research.

21 Jun 2017

May mortgage sales soar by 25% to £3.4bn

May mortgage sales soar by 25% to £3.4bn

UK mortgage sales increased by £3.4bn in May, up 25.4% on the previous month, according to Equifax Touchstone research.

21 Jun 2017

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