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Montello posts fourth year of superior returns

Montello posts fourth year of superior returns

London-based real estate financier, Montello, has now posted a fourth year of superior returns for investors.

27 Mar 2014

Paradigm Protect launched to boost protection business

Protection

Paradigm Protect launched to boost protection business

Paradigm Group, the advisory and mortgage services proposition, has today launched a new proposition, Paradigm Protect, for brokers and advisers looking to maximise their protection business levels.

27 Mar 2014

Help to Buy building boost slows price inflation by half

Mortgages

Help to Buy building boost slows price inflation by half

The house building revival prompted by Help to Buy equity loans has slowed price inflation on new homes to half of its previous rate in the last year, helping to keep the property ladder in reach for first time buyers.

27 Mar 2014

Seven convicted over £3.5m mortgage fraud

Mortgages

Seven convicted over £3.5m mortgage fraud

Two men and one woman have been convicted at Manchester Crown Court for their roles in a £3.5 million mortgage fraud.

27 Mar 2014

Brightstar & Masthaven complete £1m bridge

Brightstar & Masthaven complete £1m bridge

The combined talents of two of the industry's specialists have resulted in helping clients, who have been badly advised in the past, to refinance their short term borrowing into a more satisfactory deal.

27 Mar 2014

Mortgage Business Expo announces new venue for 2014 show

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Mortgage Business Expo announces new venue for 2014 show

Mortgage Business Expo has said today it is 'delighted' to announce a return to the City of London in 2014, instead of its previous location at the ExCeL Centre in East London.

27 Mar 2014

Pancredit announces acquisition by Equiniti

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Pancredit announces acquisition by Equiniti

Business services outsourcing provider Equiniti today announces the acquisition of Pancredit Systems Limited.

26 Mar 2014

Santander confirms new ISA terms

Savings & Investments

Santander confirms new ISA terms

Following the Government’s changes to ISA’s overall annual subscription limit, new or existing Santander customers who opt for its 2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA will now be able to fund their account up to the new allowance between 1 July to 31 August 2014.

26 Mar 2014

Shawbrook’s lions don tartan

Blogs

Shawbrook’s lions don tartan

[Blog from Lee Albino, Shawbrook’s regional BDM for Scotland, North Wales and North-West England]

26 Mar 2014

Partnership announces £30m buy-in deal

Retirement

Partnership announces £30m buy-in deal

Specialist Insurer Partnership today announced that it has signed its second de-risking deal of the year - a £30m buy-in to de-risk the entire pensioner population of a manufacturer’s pension scheme.

26 Mar 2014

 

MGM Advantage extends cooling off period for annuities

Retirement

MGM Advantage extends cooling off period for annuities

MGM Advantage has announced an extension to the cooling off period for annuities, following the recent Budget announcement.

26 Mar 2014

Advisers cite admin as biggest concern post-MMR

Mortgages

Advisers cite admin as biggest concern post-MMR

A month out from the MMR deadline and 91% of mortgage advisers feel they are either prepared or very prepared, with almost three quarters (72%) believing the changes will be positive for their business, new research from Intelliflo has found.

26 Mar 2014

SimplyBiz launches commercial mortgages proposition

SimplyBiz launches commercial mortgages proposition

SimplyBiz Mortgages has launched a new commercial mortgages referral proposition in collaboration with Brilliant Solutions and Finance 4 Business.

26 Mar 2014

Santander fined £12.4m over advice failings

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Santander fined £12.4m over advice failings

Santander has been fined £12,377,800 by the Financial Conduct Authority after the regulator uncovered serious failings in the way it offered financial advice from its bank.

26 Mar 2014

Government to sell further stake in Lloyds Banking Group

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Government to sell further stake in Lloyds Banking Group

UK Financial Investments has advised the Chancellor George Osborne to sell another part of the government’s shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group.

26 Mar 2014

CML: One month until MMR

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CML: One month until MMR

The CML has today confirmed it will work closely with lenders in the build-up to the new mortgage rules implemented by MMR on 26th April.

26 Mar 2014

Aldermore announces £333 million securitisation deal

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Aldermore announces £333 million securitisation deal

Aldermore Bank has today announced a £333 million AAA UK RMBS transaction, the first such deal Aldermore has entered into.

25 Mar 2014

AOBP reveals lender panel for annual forum

AOBP reveals lender panel for annual forum

The Association of Bridging Professionals is proud to announce the panel of eight lenders that will take to the stage at the annual AOBP April Forum 2014.

25 Mar 2014

Freedom Finance reports record month as consumer confidence grows

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Freedom Finance reports record month as consumer confidence grows

Loan broker Freedom Finance today reveals that it completed a record month in February signalling growing consumer confidence.

25 Mar 2014

LV= to offer only own occupation income protection

Protection

LV= to offer only own occupation income protection

Protection specialist LV= is to now only offer customers own occupation income protection cover.

25 Mar 2014

House prices increasingly strong - up 6.8% in January: ONS

Mortgages

House prices increasingly strong - up 6.8% in January: ONS

UK house prices increased by 6.8% in January 2014 compared with a year earlier, up from 5.5% in December 2013, according to the latest ONS House Price Index.

25 Mar 2014

Crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom gets FCA authorisation

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Crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom gets FCA authorisation

Just over six months since it launched, the equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom has become only the third of its kind to be directly authorised by the FCA.

25 Mar 2014

Mortgage approvals up 53%: BBA

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals up 53%: BBA

New mortgage lending and approvals for buying new homes are around 50% higher than a year ago, according to the latest information from the British Bankers' Associaton.

25 Mar 2014

96% of buyers opt for fixed rates

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96% of buyers opt for fixed rates

More than 19 out of every 20 buyers (96%) seeking a mortgage applied for a fixed rate product last month, beating the previous high of 94% recorded in December 2013 and January 2014.

25 Mar 2014

Broker role will become 'crucial' for lenders post-MMR

Mortgages

Broker role will become 'crucial' for lenders post-MMR

First Mortgage has claimed that lenders will become increasingly reliant on the strength of their relationships with intermediaries in the post MMR landscape.

25 Mar 2014

Mortgage broker jailed for £3.5m fraud

Mortgages

Mortgage broker jailed for £3.5m fraud

A mortgage broker from the North East has been jailed for six years following a long-running investigation into fraud which involved more than 50 victims and almost £3.5m.

24 Mar 2014

Half of consumers have debts with non-traditional lenders

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Half of consumers have debts with non-traditional lenders

The latest research for Debt Advisory Centre reveals that 45.4% of consumers use one or more type of non-traditional finance (other than payday loans), such as store cards, hire purchase, doorstep loans or credit union loans.

24 Mar 2014

West Brom confirms MMR readiness

Mortgages

West Brom confirms MMR readiness

The West Brom has confirmed it is now processing all new mortgage applications in accordance with the rules of the Mortgage Market Review, just over a month in advance of the regulator’s official deadline.

24 Mar 2014

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