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Vida relaunches limited edition range with lowest ever rates

Vida relaunches limited edition range with lowest ever rates

Vida Homeloans has reintroduced its limited edition range of residential and buy-to-let mortgages, offering its lowest ever rates of 2.69% for residential business and 3.14% for buy-to-let business.

19 Sep 2017

MAB Academy shortlisted for apprenticeship award

MAB Academy shortlisted for apprenticeship award

Mortgage Advice Bureau has made the finals of a national training awards scheme for its adviser recruitment programme.

19 Sep 2017

more 2 life lowers Capital Choice Plan entry age to 55

more 2 life lowers Capital Choice Plan entry age to 55

more 2 life has lowered the entry age requirement for its Capital Choice Plan from 60 to 55.

19 Sep 2017

British Friendly extends Mutual Benefits programme to family members

British Friendly extends Mutual Benefits programme to family members

British Friendly has extended its discretionary Mutual Benefits programme to offer health and support benefits to members’ wider family.

19 Sep 2017

NatWest launches UK's first paperless mortgage

NatWest launches UK's first paperless mortgage

NatWest has become the first UK bank to offer a paperless mortgage.

19 Sep 2017

Skipton launches intermediary exclusives and cuts resi rates

Skipton launches intermediary exclusives and cuts resi rates

Skipton Building Society has reduced rates on some of its residential product range and is introducing two new intermediary exclusives.

19 Sep 2017

Accord outlines portfolio BTL criteria

Accord outlines portfolio BTL criteria

Accord Buy To Let has outlined its lending criteria for landlords who own four or more mortgaged buy-to-let properties in accordance with new PRA underwriting standards which come into force at the end of this month.

19 Sep 2017

Advisers urge FCA to clarify DB transfer rules

Advisers urge FCA to clarify DB transfer rules

More than half (53%) of UK financial advisers see advice on DB to DC transfers as a key area for growth over the next two years, but are concerned over a lack of clarity around what the regulator sees as best practice on transfer advice, according to Aegon research.

19 Sep 2017

First-time buyer prices fall 10% in August: Haart

First-time buyer prices fall 10% in August: Haart

The average purchase price for first-time buyers fell by 10.2% on the month in August, and by 1.3% annually, according to new Haart data.

19 Sep 2017

Inflation likely to remain above 2% for next three years: Carney

Inflation likely to remain above 2% for next three years: Carney

UK inflation is "likely to overshoot the 2% target over the next three years", according to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

19 Sep 2017

 

Momentum Pensions partners with Vanguard, LV= and TAM

Momentum Pensions partners with Vanguard, LV= and TAM

Pension specialist and SIPP provider, Momentum Pensions, has expanded the investment choices available to advisers and their clients with the addition of passive, ethical and Sharia options as well now being able to offer a guaranteed income investment.

19 Sep 2017

Key Retirement promotes new CEO to lead advice arm expansion

Key Retirement promotes new CEO to lead advice arm expansion

Key Retirement has promoted Will Hale to CEO as part of a new recruitment drive to take total equity release adviser numbers to over 200 in 2018.

19 Sep 2017

Accord launches record low 80% LTV fix at 0.99%

Accord launches record low 80% LTV fix at 0.99%

Accord Mortgages is offering its lowest ever two-year fixed rate at 0.99% for borrowers with a 20% deposit.

18 Sep 2017

Secure Trust Bank partners with TMA

Secure Trust Bank partners with TMA

Secure Trust Bank Mortgages has announced a new partnership with TMA Mortgage Club, meaning DA brokers submitting applications via TMA will have access to Secure Trust’s full range.

18 Sep 2017

Positive's Stephanie Charman joins Sesame and PMS

Positive's Stephanie Charman joins Sesame and PMS

Sesame Network and PMS Mortgage Club have appointed Stephanie Charman to the newly created role of Specialist Relationship Manager to bolster their adviser and lender support.

18 Sep 2017

The Right Mortgage doubles turnover and profits

The Right Mortgage doubles turnover and profits

The Right Mortgage has reported record profits in its second full year of trading.

18 Sep 2017

Third Barcadia Media Women in Finance Supper Club debates female leadership

Third Barcadia Media Women in Finance Supper Club debates female leadership

The third Barcadia Media Women in Finance Supper Club took place last month, where women from across the industry met to discuss topics including whether women have enough space and support in the sector to utilise their leadership skills.

18 Sep 2017

House prices drop 1.2% as London records biggest fall this decade

House prices drop 1.2% as London records biggest fall this decade

National house prices have fallen by 1.2% in September, the first monthly fall at this time of year since 2013, according to the latest Rightmove house price index.

18 Sep 2017

AIR Sourcing joins Equity Release Council

AIR Sourcing joins Equity Release Council

AIR Sourcing has been accepted as a member of the Equity Release Council.

18 Sep 2017

LendInvest appoints Clever Lending as strategic partner

LendInvest appoints Clever Lending as strategic partner

LendInvest has appointed Clever Lending as a strategic partner to distribute its specialist bridging and development finance products.

18 Sep 2017

The Mortgage Hut launches bridging and commercial arm

The Mortgage Hut launches bridging and commercial arm

The Mortgage Hut has launched a new bridging and commercial finance arm to meet growing demand from customers requiring complex property loans.

18 Sep 2017

Equifax chiefs step down after UK cybersecurity breach

Equifax chiefs step down after UK cybersecurity breach

Over the weekend, Equifax confirmed that it had identified a data breach in which the personal information of up to 400,000 UK customers has potentially been accessed.

18 Sep 2017

Nicky Morgan warns of post-Brexit 'cliff edge' for expat pensions

Nicky Morgan warns of post-Brexit 'cliff edge' for expat pensions

Nicky Morgan MP, Chair of the Treasury Committee, has written to Philip Hammond about the treatment of cross-border pensions and insurance contracts written prior to Brexit.

18 Sep 2017

In the Spotlight with Mark Stephen, Reditum Capital

In the Spotlight with Mark Stephen, Reditum Capital

We spoke to Mark Stephen, founder of Reditum Capital, about the reasons behind the bridging boom and how affordability continues to affect the UK mortgage market.

15 Sep 2017

How far does your firm look ahead?

How far does your firm look ahead?

Let’s be honest about this – is the mortgage advisory profession the most forward-thinking? Not in terms of us looking at the future for our clients, because we certainly believe we’re professional and proficient at this, but in terms of our own businesses and our own preparedness for what might be coming over the horizon.

15 Sep 2017

Barclays launches lowest ever two-year fix

Barclays launches lowest ever two-year fix

Barclays has launched its lowest ever two-year fixed rate at 1.09% up to 60% LTV with a £999 product fee.

15 Sep 2017

Leeds launches broker support for portfolio BTL

Leeds launches broker support for portfolio BTL

Leeds Building Society has announced details of how it will be supporting brokers to comply with the new rules around portfolio landlords.

15 Sep 2017

Rate rise is approaching, says BoE's Vlieghe

Rate rise is approaching, says BoE's Vlieghe

Bank of England MPC member, Gertjan Vlieghe, has said that "we are approaching the moment when Bank Rate may need to rise".

15 Sep 2017

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