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Brightstar launches high net worth division

Brightstar launches high net worth division

Brightstar Financial has announced the launch of Sirius Private Clients, a new division that will focus on financing for high net worth residential and commercial real estate transactions.

03 Oct 2016

In the Spotlight with David Copland, TMA Mortgage Club

In the Spotlight with David Copland, TMA Mortgage Club

We spoke to David Copland, Director of TMA Mortgage Club, about the rise in tracker mortgage popularity and a 'chronic shortage' of housing.

30 Sep 2016

DWP plans to scrap advice requirement for overseas pension transfers

DWP plans to scrap advice requirement for overseas pension transfers

The Government is considering whether to allow individuals to transfer their safeguarded benefits to an overseas pension scheme without regulated advice by an FCA-authorised adviser.

30 Sep 2016

Under 35s become the biggest pension savers

Under 35s become the biggest pension savers

New figures released today by HMRC reveal that under 35s now represent the largest group of personal pensions savers, making up 34% of all those who contribute.

30 Sep 2016

A great customer experience should be at the heart of your business

A great customer experience should be at the heart of your business

Over the years customers’ expectations with regards to customer service have evolved. From taking out a phone contract to buying a car, whatever we buy, we always expect a high level of customer service to meet our needs, especially if later down the line we face any complications.

30 Sep 2016

ONS: Q2 GDP growth revised up to 0.7%

ONS: Q2 GDP growth revised up to 0.7%

The economy grew more than expected in Q2, with ONS statistics showing that GDP increased by 0.7% compared with the previous quarter, revised up 0.1 percentage points from the second estimate of GDP published in August. This is the 14th consecutive quarter of positive growth since Q1 2013.

30 Sep 2016

Furness launches 80% LTV variable rate at 1.24%

Furness launches 80% LTV variable rate at 1.24%

Furness Building Society has launched a new discounted variable rate product with a pay rate of 1.24%.

30 Sep 2016

Aegon calls for FCA clarity on adviser remuneration options

Aegon calls for FCA clarity on adviser remuneration options

Following the Treasury consultation on redefining advice, Aegon is calling for the FCA to clarify how this affects remuneration options where advisers choose to offer paid-for guidance.

30 Sep 2016

Insurance Premium Tax raised to 10%

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Insurance Premium Tax raised to 10%

The standard rate of Insurance Premium Tax, which applies to most general insurance policies purchased in the UK, is going up to 10% from tomorrow after being increased by the previous Chancellor George Osborne in the Budget earlier this year.

30 Sep 2016

Paradigm launches interest-only exclusives from Leeds BS

Paradigm launches interest-only exclusives from Leeds BS

Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced the launch of two new exclusive interest-only fixed-rate products from Leeds Building Society.

30 Sep 2016

 

Aldermore cuts five-year fixed BTL rates by up to 0.74%

Aldermore cuts five-year fixed BTL rates by up to 0.74%

Aldermore has launched a new range of limited edition buy-to-let products for private landlords looking to for loans up to £1 million.

30 Sep 2016

Together issues £375m bond to fund growth plans

Together issues £375m bond to fund growth plans

Together has closed a £375m bond issuance in a bid to increase its funding capacity and meet continued demand for products.

30 Sep 2016

House purchase approvals rebound with 5% monthly rise

House purchase approvals rebound with 5% monthly rise

The UK mortgage market is beginning to recover from the Brexit vote as the number of mortgage approvals grew by 5% month-on-month in August, according to e.surv data.

30 Sep 2016

House prices rise by 0.3% in September: Nationwide

House prices rise by 0.3% in September: Nationwide

Annual house price growth slowed from 5.6% to 5.3% in September, however house prices are 'showing reslience' with a 0.3% monthly rise, according to the latest Nationwide house price index.

30 Sep 2016

Government confirms end of Help to Buy guarantee scheme

Government confirms end of Help to Buy guarantee scheme

The Government has confirmed that the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme will no longer be available after 2016.

29 Sep 2016

Rising house prices drives mortgage lending growth in August

Rising house prices drives mortgage lending growth in August

The Bank of England Money and Credit report, released today, shows that mortgage lending continued to grow in August.

29 Sep 2016

Yorkshire BS announces further fixed rate reductions

Yorkshire BS announces further fixed rate reductions

Yorkshire Building Society has announced that as of tomorrow it will be reducing rates for borrowers looking to secure either a short or longer term fix.

29 Sep 2016

L&G improves adviser software for 'greater control'

L&G improves adviser software for 'greater control'

Legal & General have taken further steps to improve its OLP Connect software, making life easier for advisers and their clients.

29 Sep 2016

Calls for ‘Funeral Payment Pledge’ from insurers

Calls for ‘Funeral Payment Pledge’ from insurers

Insurers have been urged to do more to help bereaved families who face delays receiving the proceeds of a life policy after their claim has been agreed.

29 Sep 2016

Help to Buy figures show mortgage market 'still open for business'

Help to Buy figures show mortgage market 'still open for business'

Quarterly statistics from the Treasury on the Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme show that 86,341 mortgages have now been completed through the scheme.

29 Sep 2016

More 2 life calls for more advisers in lifetime lending sector

More 2 life calls for more advisers in lifetime lending sector

Innovative equity release lender, more 2 life, is calling for more advisers to enter the lifetime lending sector and make unlocking equity part of every retirement planning discussion.

29 Sep 2016

Clever Lending appoints Mansfield BS to first charge panel

Clever Lending appoints Mansfield BS to first charge panel

Master broker Clever Lending has appointed Mansfield Building Society to its first charge lender panel.

29 Sep 2016

Deposits, not mortgage availability, holding back eager FTBs

Deposits, not mortgage availability, holding back eager FTBs

New research, the first in a new quarterly series published today by Aldermore, the specialist lender and savings bank, shows that the number of prospective first-time buyers planning to get on the housing ladder has remained the same despite uncertainty following the EU referendum.

29 Sep 2016

Majority of homeowners under 40 have no CI cover

Majority of homeowners under 40 have no CI cover

More than half of homeowners aged 40 and under do not have critical illness cover for their monthly mortgage payment and household expenditure and more worryingly, 43% of 18-24 year olds who own a property don’t know what critical illness cover is.

29 Sep 2016

The Mansfield launches 95% LTV three-year fix

The Mansfield launches 95% LTV three-year fix

Mansfield Building Society has launched a 95% LTV three-year fixed rate mortgage at 3.95% aimed at both first and second time home buyers.

28 Sep 2016

FCA to introduce new senior accountability rules

FCA to introduce new senior accountability rules

The FCA plans to introduce further measures to the Senior Managers’ and Certification Regime to "reinforce the importance of individual accountability at the most senior level of organisations".

28 Sep 2016

Dudley BS cuts fixed rates by up to 0.45%

Dudley BS cuts fixed rates by up to 0.45%

Dudley Building Society has announced reductions to its fixed rate residential mortgages for purchase and remortgage by as much as 0.45%.

28 Sep 2016

Tesco Bank launches new fixed-rate range

Tesco Bank launches new fixed-rate range

Tesco Bank has launched a new range of two, three, and five year fixed rate mortgage products for home buyers.

28 Sep 2016

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