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Stonebridge mortgage applications up by a third in Q1

Stonebridge mortgage applications up by a third in Q1

Stonebridge Group has announced a year-on-year quarterly increase in business applications and completions across its three key product areas.

05 May 2017

Vantage appoints three BDMs to create national sales team

Vantage appoints three BDMs to create national sales team

Specialist distributor Vantage Finance has expanded its national sales team with the appointment of three new business development managers, bringing its sales division to five across the UK.

05 May 2017

95% LTV availability "far less" than official numbers: AmTrust

95% LTV availability "far less" than official numbers: AmTrust

The ‘mortgage price war’ is yet to filter down to those who are only able to save small deposits, according to the latest AmTrust LTV tracker.

05 May 2017

Remortgaging levels off at £5.2bn ahead of Article 50: LMS

Remortgaging levels off at £5.2bn ahead of Article 50: LMS

The value of remortgaging levelled off at £5.2 billion in March as homeowners awaited the initial impact of Article 50, according to conveyancing service provider, LMS.

05 May 2017

New cost-saving paraplanner tool trialled by LV= launches

New cost-saving paraplanner tool trialled by LV= launches

Robo-adviser Wealth Wizards has today announced the launch of a new automated paraplanner tool for advisory firms.

05 May 2017

Baby boomers keen to ensure inheritance goes to the right place

Baby boomers keen to ensure inheritance goes to the right place

Parents are keen to keep control over how any money they leave after they die is spent by their children, new research from Prudential shows.

05 May 2017

Building Societies Association appoints new chair

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Building Societies Association appoints new chair

Jonathan Westhoff, Chief Executive of the West Bromwich Building Society, has been elected Chairman of the BSA. He replaces Dick Jenkins, Chief Executive of the Bath Building Society, who has held the post since November 2015.

05 May 2017

FTBs left with stress & relationship strain from buying process

FTBs left with stress & relationship strain from buying process

The latest research from Aldermore’s quarterly First Time Buyer Index explores the impact of the difficulties faced by first time buyers in the current housing market.

05 May 2017

Darlington BS join SimplyBiz Mortgages panel

Darlington BS join SimplyBiz Mortgages panel

SimplyBiz Mortgages has announced that Darlington Building Society has joined its lender panel.

05 May 2017

Outstanding customer service is the most successful sales tool

Outstanding customer service is the most successful sales tool

There’s a very old but true saying, “It costs more to gain a new customer than to keep an existing one.” And I don’t think that you could see a better example of this than what’s going on in our industry today.

04 May 2017

 

Seminar programme revealed for Financial Services Expo Manchester

Seminar programme revealed for Financial Services Expo Manchester

Front Events, organisers of Financial Services Expo (FSE) Manchester, the premier exhibition for the financial services industry in the North of England, has today (4th May 2017) revealed the full seminar programme for the event.

04 May 2017

Tesco reduces 2- and 5-year fixed rates

Tesco reduces 2- and 5-year fixed rates

Tesco Bank has reduced the rates on a selection of its 2 year and 5 year fixed rate mortgage products.

04 May 2017

Mortgage approvals see another dip in March: BoE

Mortgage approvals see another dip in March: BoE

Mortgage approvals saw another dip in March, after February saw the first drop in six months, with 66,837 mortgages approved for house purchase compared to February's 67,936.

04 May 2017

Equity Release Council adds first ever adviser representative to board

Equity Release Council adds first ever adviser representative to board

The Equity Release Council has appointed two new board directors following a vote by members announced at its Annual General Meeting last week.

04 May 2017

HSBC profits fall 19% after accounting change

HSBC profits fall 19% after accounting change

HSBC has announced that profits fell by 19% to $5bn (£3.8bn), which the bank attributed to accounting changes.

04 May 2017

Hinckley & Rugby achieves gender parity with new non-exec hires

Hinckley & Rugby achieves gender parity with new non-exec hires

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board - Barbara Mellish and Nemone Wynn-Evans - and now has an equal number of female and male non-execs.

04 May 2017

Barcadia Media Women in Finance Supper Club tackles issue of 'assertive women'

Barcadia Media Women in Finance Supper Club tackles issue of 'assertive women'

Over twenty women from a cross-section of the industry met last week to discuss the challenges and opportunities available to women in financial services in the second Barcadia Media Women in Finance Supper Club event, sponsored by Connect for Intermediaries.

04 May 2017

Cost of moving to hit £12,000 by 2020

Cost of moving to hit £12,000 by 2020

The combined ‘additional costs’ of moving home, such as estate agent fees and conveyancing costs, have increased by 25% since 2006 and now stand at an average of £9,472, meaning that many are under-budgeting, according to Post Office research.

04 May 2017

Intrinsic’s Emma Hollingworth and Andy Walton join MAB

Intrinsic’s Emma Hollingworth and Andy Walton join MAB

Mortgage Advice Bureau has appointed former Intrinsic sales directors Emma Hollingworth and Andy Walton into two new roles.

04 May 2017

Hometrack to provide AVM services to TSB

Hometrack to provide AVM services to TSB

TSB has appointed Hometrack to be its provider and long-term partner for Automated Valuation Model services.

04 May 2017

Royal London revamps IP cover with new maximum age of 70

Royal London revamps IP cover with new maximum age of 70

Royal London has introduced changes to its Income Protection and Key Person Income Protection covers.

04 May 2017

Royal London calls for lower ISA allowance as 'dash for cash' continues

Royal London calls for lower ISA allowance as 'dash for cash' continues

The Government should consider reintroducing separate lower limits for cash ISAs to avoid a ‘dash for cash’, according to Royal London.

03 May 2017

PMS partners with The Hanley

PMS partners with The Hanley

PMS Mortgage Club has added Hanley Economic Building Society to its lender panel, making their range of residential and buy to let mortgages available to members of PMS Mortgage Club.

03 May 2017

New specialist lender launches with bespoke 'no product' model

New specialist lender launches with bespoke 'no product' model

Bridging lender Octane Capital - launched by Dragonfly founder Jonathan Samuels - has entered the market today, promising to price according to risk with no LTV bands or product sheet.

03 May 2017

HSBC launches record low five-year fix

HSBC launches record low five-year fix

HSBC has reduced its five-year fixed rate at 60% LTV by 10bps to 1.69%, making it the lowest five-year fix currently available on the market.

03 May 2017

SimplyBiz adds Shawbrook to second charge panel

SimplyBiz adds Shawbrook to second charge panel

SimplyBiz has partnered with Shawbrook Bank to expand its second charge direct submission panel.

03 May 2017

Magellan launches fee-free packager exclusives

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Magellan launches fee-free packager exclusives

Magellan Homeloans has launched a range of mortgage deals with no up-front fees which are available exclusively via accredited packagers.

03 May 2017

Over 65s mortgage debt to double by 2030: BSA

Over 65s mortgage debt to double by 2030: BSA

The amount of mortgage debt held by over 65s is set to increase by more than £19 billion by 2030, from £20.1 billion to £39.9 billion, according to a new study by ILC-UK and the Building Societies Association.

03 May 2017

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