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Tesco Bank refreshes mortgage and savings ranges

Mortgages

Tesco Bank refreshes mortgage and savings ranges

Tesco Bank is offering a new range of products, refreshing its mortgage range and increasing rates across its Fixed Rate Saver and Internet Saver accounts.

04 Oct 2013

Severe rental arrears hit two-year low

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Severe rental arrears hit two-year low

The number of tenants in severe rental arrears has fallen sharply to the lowest level in two years, according to the latest Tenant Arrears Tracker by LSL Property Services.

04 Oct 2013

Getting terms on auto-enrolment is tougher, warns Tenet

Retirement

Getting terms on auto-enrolment is tougher, warns Tenet

Following its warning in August on the worrying lack of awareness regarding auto-enrolment amongst employers, Tenet is experiencing an increasing level of engagement from both employers and advisers.

04 Oct 2013

Brits are upbeat about the property market

Mortgages

Brits are upbeat about the property market

10% of Britons (5.1 million people) believe they are likely to successfully purchase a new home in the next 12 months, up from 8% (3.7 million) in January 2012, according to Santander Mortgages.

04 Oct 2013

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages joins Intrinsic panel

Mortgages

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages joins Intrinsic panel

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages is making its products available to the appointed representatives of the Intrinsic network.

04 Oct 2013

Commercial property owners to lose £785bn in tax relief over next year

Commercial property owners to lose £785bn in tax relief over next year

Britain's commercial property owners, many of whom are everyday businesses, are set to lose more than three quarters of a billion pounds in unused tax relief in the coming financial year, according to Catax Solutions.

03 Oct 2013

Mortgage Trust updates BTL product range

Mortgages

Mortgage Trust updates BTL product range

Specialist buy-to-let lender Mortgage Trust has refreshed its buy-to-let product range.

03 Oct 2013

TenetLime confirms link with Enterprise

TenetLime confirms link with Enterprise

TenetLime has announced a new link with bridging finance and secured loan specialists, Enterprise Finance.

03 Oct 2013

Newcastle Intermediary Services launches two new 95% mortgages

Mortgages

Newcastle Intermediary Services launches two new 95% mortgages

Newcastle Intermediary Services, part of Newcastle Building Society, has continued its support of the first time buyer marketplace with the unveiling of two new low deposit mortgage products.

03 Oct 2013

House prices rising at quickest rate in three years

Mortgages

House prices rising at quickest rate in three years

House prices in the three months to September were 2.0% higher than in the previous quarter; slightly below the increases recorded in June, July and August, according to the Halifax House Price Index.

03 Oct 2013

 

Annuity income climbs since G-day, but women see strongest improvement

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Annuity income climbs since G-day, but women see strongest improvement

Annuity income has seen a significant improvement for women since the inception of the Gender Neutral Pricing directive, with men also seeing an increase, according to Avelo, now owned by IRESS.

03 Oct 2013

73% think income protection should sold through advisers only

Protection

73% think income protection should sold through advisers only

Holloway Friendly’s inaugural survey reveals the majority (73%) believe income protection should only be sold through advisers.

03 Oct 2013

deVere Group become recommended mortgage broker for Taylor Gray estates

Mortgages

deVere Group become recommended mortgage broker for Taylor Gray estates

deVere United Kingdom, part of the deVere Group, the global independent financial advisory organisation, has earned the title of 'The Recommended Mortgage Broker for Taylor Gray Estates'.

03 Oct 2013

Intermediaries urged to seek opportunities in specialist lending sector

Intermediaries urged to seek opportunities in specialist lending sector

Rob Jupp, Chief Executive Office at Brightstar Financial, has urged intermediaries to look for the opportunities in the growing specialist lending sector.

02 Oct 2013

Intermediaries to gain market share growth in 2014

Intermediaries to gain market share growth in 2014

A panel of broker representatives was unanimous in its optimism that intermediaries would seize a larger slice of the mortgage market in 2014

02 Oct 2013

New fixed rate deals from Accord

Mortgages

New fixed rate deals from Accord

Accord Mortgages is continuing to bring competition to the mortgage market today by cutting rates on selected fixed rate products by up to 0.20%.

02 Oct 2013

Many Brits don't think about impact of increasing insurance premium excess

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Many Brits don't think about impact of increasing insurance premium excess

New research from Sainsbury's Bank reveals that over the last three years, 7.4 million Brits voluntarily increased the excess on a car or home insurance policy when purchasing the cover, in order to lower their premium.

02 Oct 2013

The Debt Advisor gains P-DMP approval from Insolvency Service

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The Debt Advisor gains P-DMP approval from Insolvency Service

Award-winning Manchester-based debt management company, The Debt Advisor, has been approved by the approvals committee headed up by Insolvency Service to undertake protocol compliant debt management plans (P-DMP) – one of only five practices in the U ...

02 Oct 2013

Equity net sales continue to exceed £1 billion in August 2013

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Equity net sales continue to exceed £1 billion in August 2013

The Investment Management Association (IMA) today publishes its monthly authorised investment fund statistics for August 2013:

02 Oct 2013

Shocking report reveals 1 in 10 people in Scotland borrow money to pay for food

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Shocking report reveals 1 in 10 people in Scotland borrow money to pay for food

More than half a million adults in Scotland borrowed money to buy food in July, according to research by Debt Advisory Centre Scotland.

02 Oct 2013

FCA willing to provide MMR workshop especially for bridging

FCA willing to provide MMR workshop especially for bridging

The FCA announced at the ASTL quarterly general meeting on Monday this week that it is prepared to hold an MMR workshop especially for the bridging community.

02 Oct 2013

Are lenders likely to be 'aggressive' towards the end of the year?

Are lenders likely to be 'aggressive' towards the end of the year?

Intermediaries and their clients can expect a very competitive end to 2013 with lenders ‘aggressively’ seeking business, said a leading player in the lending community.

01 Oct 2013

Improved availability of B2L finance fuels growth in PRS

Mortgages

Improved availability of B2L finance fuels growth in PRS

Landlords have increased the size of their rental portfolios in Q3, a survey by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has revealed.

01 Oct 2013

Disposable income: 4.5m British adults have less than £10 a month

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Disposable income: 4.5m British adults have less than £10 a month

One in 11 people, or 4.5 million British adults, have less than £10 a month disposable income (that’s money left over once they have paid their essential bills), new research* from budgeting account provider thinkmoney has found.

01 Oct 2013

Hinckley & Rugby adds zest to TenetLime’s introducers

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby adds zest to TenetLime’s introducers

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society’s mortgages are today available for the first time to TenetLime.

01 Oct 2013

Low interest rates - Make it pay while the sun shines

Mortgages

Low interest rates - Make it pay while the sun shines

With interest rates expected to remain low for the next three years, MoneySuperMarket has looked at the benefits of taking advantage of cheaper borrowing by overpaying on a mortgage for the next three years.

01 Oct 2013

Oldest mortgagors most at risk from interest-only

Mortgages

Oldest mortgagors most at risk from interest-only

13% of older people with mortgages are struggling to make repayments on their home reveals new research by The Personal Finance Research Centre and think-tank on demographic change, the International Longevity Centre – UK.

01 Oct 2013

Regentsmead announces exclusive new product

Regentsmead announces exclusive new product

Development finance lender Regentsmead have today announced a new exclusive product, headlining at 9%pa (.75% pm).

01 Oct 2013

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