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Complete FS market new range from Saffron

Mortgages

Complete FS market new range from Saffron

Complete FS, the South Coast based mortgage distributor is, along with a small number of other preferred partners, rolling out a new product range from Saffron Building Society.

11 Feb 2013

Only 1 in 3 interest-only mortgages has repayment plan

Mortgages

Only 1 in 3 interest-only mortgages has repayment plan

A new report from BDRC Continental released today, indicates that 1.1 million interest-only mortgages appear to be “ticking time bombs”, with holders either having no investment plan for capital repayment, or one that is not on track to clear their debt.

11 Feb 2013

Mortgage approvals hit highest levels since 2008

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals hit highest levels since 2008

Mortgage approvals hit a four year high in January thanks to a combination of falling mortgage rates, a wider range of mortgages available to borrowers, and an improvement in lender confidence, according to e.surv chartered surveyors.

11 Feb 2013

Stark warning as landlord faces £1m public liability case

Protection

Stark warning as landlord faces £1m public liability case

An ongoing Public Liability claim received by Total Landlord Insurance, which could reach in excess of £1million, presents a stark reminder to landlords of the need for adequate insurance cover.

08 Feb 2013

first direct launches 5-year fix at just 2.69%

Mortgages

first direct launches 5-year fix at just 2.69%

first direct, recent winner of the Consumer Moneyfacts Remortgage Buyers' Choice award, today launches a highly-competitive five year fixed rate mortgage at 2.69%.

08 Feb 2013

APDSI supports progress on Debt Management Protocol

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APDSI supports progress on Debt Management Protocol

The APDSI supports the announcement by Minster, Jo Swinson, on the agreement between leading debt management providers and creditors of a Debt Management Protocol.

08 Feb 2013

AOBP announces first event of 2013

AOBP announces first event of 2013

Back by popular demand, the AOBP is holding its first event of 2013 as a forum, where lenders, brokers, valuers and solicitors will have the chance to deliberate the issues present in the short term finance market.

07 Feb 2013

New protections for consumers paying for debt management advice

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New protections for consumers paying for debt management advice

Consumers who pay for advice on managing their debts will now be protected by a new Debt Management Plan Protocol, launched by Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson today.

07 Feb 2013

Broker confidence grows as mortgage availability improves

Mortgages

Broker confidence grows as mortgage availability improves

Intermediaries are more confident about mortgage market conditions than at any point in the last twelve months – but they are not quite as optimistic as lenders, according to the latest intermediary survey from the IMLA.

07 Feb 2013

Accord Mortgages cuts rates on buy-to-let

Mortgages

Accord Mortgages cuts rates on buy-to-let

Accord Mortgages is offering borrowers more choice across its range of market-leading buy to let mortgages.

06 Feb 2013

 

First-time buyers get a 'Helping Hand' from Leeds BS & Leeds City Council

Mortgages

First-time buyers get a 'Helping Hand' from Leeds BS & Leeds City Council

Up to 18 new homeowners in Leeds are in line to secure their first houses after taking part in a mortgage deposit scheme supported by Leeds City Council.

06 Feb 2013

AToM launches specialist lending seminars

AToM launches specialist lending seminars

All Types of Mortgages Ltd, the specialist mortgage packager/distributor has announced the first dates of a series of planned seminars to be held during 2013.

06 Feb 2013

15% of landlords look to grow portfolio in 2013

15% of landlords look to grow portfolio in 2013

Research from specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has revealed that landlords operating in the Private Rented Sector are feeling positive and optimistic about the year ahead.

06 Feb 2013

Clydesdale Bank extends BTL range

Mortgages

Clydesdale Bank extends BTL range

Following the recent launch of its Low Start Mortgage, Clydesdale Bank has today announced further new mortgage products available through the broker channel.

06 Feb 2013

Headline rates misleading - fees add up to 2% on annual BTL costs

Headline rates misleading - fees add up to 2% on annual BTL costs

New research by specialist broker Mortgages for Business has revealed that a variety of fees can add up to 2% to the effective annual cost of individual buy to let mortgages and the impact of these fees has varied over time.

06 Feb 2013

Making the most of the thriving Buy to Let sector

Blogs

Making the most of the thriving Buy to Let sector

As we begin 2013, many property investors are looking for new ways to increase their income in a tough economic climate.

05 Feb 2013

23% of Britons have never reviewed their mortgage

Mortgages

23% of Britons have never reviewed their mortgage

Research from Santander 123 has found that a third of current account holders surveyed say they've never reviewed their current account.

05 Feb 2013

Embark completes finance deal in seven days

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Embark completes finance deal in seven days

Lutterworth-based independent commercial finance brokerage Embark Finance has completed a debt financing deal for a start-up business in a record-breaking seven days.

05 Feb 2013

BIBA 2013 manifesto launches in Parliament

Mortgages

BIBA 2013 manifesto launches in Parliament

BIBA has launched its 2013 Manifesto Meeting the Growth Challenge in the House of Commons to an audience of Ministers, MPs, Lords, senior government officials, brokers, media and other key stakeholders.

05 Feb 2013

Masthaven hires Group Financial Controller

Masthaven hires Group Financial Controller

FSA regulated, multi award winning lender Masthaven have announced the hiring of a Group Financial Controller.

05 Feb 2013

H&R launches 85 & 90% LTV new build mortgages

Mortgages

H&R launches 85 & 90% LTV new build mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has two new mortgages for buyers of newly built houses and flats at up to 90 per cent LTV.

05 Feb 2013

NACFB opens Commercial Finance Expo 2013 for visitor registration

NACFB opens Commercial Finance Expo 2013 for visitor registration

The NACFB announces that the eagerly anticipated 2013 NACFB Commercial Finance Expo is being held at the NEC, Birmingham on 26th June.

04 Feb 2013

Bright Grey pays out 93% of critical illness claims in 2012

Protection

Bright Grey pays out 93% of critical illness claims in 2012

The protection specialist Bright Grey has announced that it paid out 93% of critical illness claims during 2012.

04 Feb 2013

LV= launches retirement microsite for advisers

Retirement

LV= launches retirement microsite for advisers

Retirement specialist LV= has launched the ‘Retirement Centre', a microsite created to provide advisers with practical and technical support for their business.

04 Feb 2013

Only 25% feel they can afford a 'comfortable' retirement, says Friends Life

Retirement

Only 25% feel they can afford a 'comfortable' retirement, says Friends Life

Pension lessons learnt by those reaching retirement have been highlighted in new research from Friends Life.

04 Feb 2013

Paragon Mortgages lower rates on two-year fixes and trackers

Mortgages

Paragon Mortgages lower rates on two-year fixes and trackers

Independent specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has updated its product range for professional landlords.

04 Feb 2013

Financial Reporter launches fourth Industry Awards

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Financial Reporter launches fourth Industry Awards

Financial Reporter is pleased to declare the voting period for their fourth annual Industry Awards open.

04 Feb 2013

Rental price growth likely to slow in 2013, says Rightmove

Rental price growth likely to slow in 2013, says Rightmove

Rightmove’s Rental Market Forecast finds that the property supply shortage that has plagued the rental sector in recent years looks set to ease this year as more private landlords prepare to invest in the BTL sector.

04 Feb 2013

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