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Halifax cuts rates on tracker and fixed mortgages

Mortgages

Halifax cuts rates on tracker and fixed mortgages

Halifax has announced a number of rate reductions across its range in a move to further support the UK's mortgage market.

19 Mar 2013

Asset finance confidence survey shows optimistic outlook

Asset finance confidence survey shows optimistic outlook

The latest asset finance confidence survey from the FLA shows that new business is expected to increase by more than 10% during the next twelve months.

19 Mar 2013

Remortgaging sees 17% increase in applications and higher LTVs

Mortgages

Remortgaging sees 17% increase in applications and higher LTVs

The highest average remortgage loan to value recorded since January 2009 coincided with a 17% monthly increase in applications, according to February’s National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

19 Mar 2013

First Complete introduces missed payment notifications for advisers

Protection

First Complete introduces missed payment notifications for advisers

First Complete has introduced a new notification system to let its members know when one of their clients has missed a payment on their protection policy so the policy may be at risk of lapsing.

19 Mar 2013

Next Intelligence launches exclusive protection proposition

Protection

Next Intelligence launches exclusive protection proposition

Next Intelligence has enhanced its protection proposition with the launch of three new, exclusive panel options available to directly authorised advisers. Options available include a whole of market, 4 plus 1 and multi-tie panel.

18 Mar 2013

60% of renters 'never expect' to buy their own home

Mortgages

60% of renters 'never expect' to buy their own home

Around 4.5 million - equivalent to 61% - of all private and social renters in England do not ever expect to buy a home, according to new analysis from housing investment and shared equity mortgage provider, Castle Trust.

18 Mar 2013

Law Society urges solicitors to respond to challenges facing conveyancing market

Legal

Law Society urges solicitors to respond to challenges facing conveyancing market

The conveyancing market is changing and solicitors need to respond in order to sustain their businesses, Des Hudson, Chief Executive of the Law Society said today.

18 Mar 2013

The Nottingham signs 5-year deal with Gateway surveyors

Legal

The Nottingham signs 5-year deal with Gateway surveyors

The Nottingham Building Society has today extended its panel management agreement with Gateway with the signing of a new 5-year contract.

18 Mar 2013

3mc gives brokers access to low-cost investment property funding

Savings & Investments

3mc gives brokers access to low-cost investment property funding

Mortgage distributor 3mc is giving brokers access to some of the cheapest investment property funding currently available in the UK.

18 Mar 2013

Brokers offer prime unsecured loans through Promise Solutions

Brokers offer prime unsecured loans through Promise Solutions

The master broker Promise Solutions, has launched an online unsecured loan facility for its introducing brokers.

18 Mar 2013

 

Vivi Friedgut, founder and director of Blackbullion

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Vivi Friedgut, founder and director of Blackbullion

Financial Reporter chats to Vivi Friedgut, founder and director of Blackbullion.

15 Mar 2013

N&P extends commercial mortgage team

Mortgages

N&P extends commercial mortgage team

Norwich and Peterborough Building Society has bolstered its plans to further grow its commercial mortgage lending by hiring two new lending managers.

15 Mar 2013

BTL Business Mortgage Club launch exclusive with H&R

Mortgages

BTL Business Mortgage Club launch exclusive with H&R

The Buy to Let Business Mortgage Club has launched a groundbreaking new exclusive buy-to-let mortgage through Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, to mark their strengthening strategic partnership.

15 Mar 2013

first direct launches fixed rates starting from 2.49%

Mortgages

first direct launches fixed rates starting from 2.49%

first direct, recent winner of the Consumer Moneyfacts Remortgage Buyers' Choice award, will launch three mortgages on Friday 15 March 2013.

15 Mar 2013

Chelsea launches competitive 75% LTV mortgage

Mortgages

Chelsea launches competitive 75% LTV mortgage

Chelsea Building Society is cutting the rate of one of its competitive two year fixed rate mortgages from today.

15 Mar 2013

Investors urged to inflation-proof their portfolios before it’s too late

Savings & Investments

Investors urged to inflation-proof their portfolios before it’s too late

UK inflation expectations this week hit their highest level since the start of the financial crisis in 2008

14 Mar 2013

Seasonal dip in lending masks strongest January since 2008

Mortgages

Seasonal dip in lending masks strongest January since 2008

House purchase lending recorded its highest January total since 2008, according to new data released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders

14 Mar 2013

Advisers predict mortgage lending rise in 2013

Mortgages

Advisers predict mortgage lending rise in 2013

Latest research from Avelo has revealed that eight in 10 (80%) intermediaries predict a rise in mortgage lending in 2013 with only three per cent envisaging a fall during this period

14 Mar 2013

80% of investment directions think RDR will have positive impact

Savings & Investments

80% of investment directions think RDR will have positive impact

At the AIC Conference for Directors last week, a poll indicated that an overwhelming majority of directors surveyed (80%) consider the impact of RDR on the investment company sector will be positive over the longer-term.

13 Mar 2013

Budget changes to pensions could 'erode faith in the system', says NFU Mutual

Retirement

Budget changes to pensions could 'erode faith in the system', says NFU Mutual

The Chancellor should steer clear of changes to pensions and National Insurance in this month's Budget, according to rural insurer and pensions and investment specialist, NFU Mutual.

13 Mar 2013

Winterhill Largo joins Irish banking crisis agency’s insolvency panel

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Winterhill Largo joins Irish banking crisis agency’s insolvency panel

Asset recovery and insolvency support group Winterhill Largo has been appointed to the panel of preferred UK insolvency practitioners for Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency.

13 Mar 2013

Variable annuity sales soar to record levels in 2012

Retirement

Variable annuity sales soar to record levels in 2012

UK variable annuity sales rose to £1.42 billion in 2012, an increase of 30 per cent over 2011, according to research by Towers Watson.

12 Mar 2013

Retirees miss out on £237m a year, says MGM Advantage

Retirement

Retirees miss out on £237m a year, says MGM Advantage

MGM Advantage, the retirement income specialist, has revealed the true cost of baby boomers not shopping around for their annuity this year.

12 Mar 2013

Prestige relaunches into prime secured market

Prestige relaunches into prime secured market

Prestige Finance, the intermediary focused second charge lender, acquired last year by OneSavings Bank plc, is today launching a new range of products into the secured loan market.

12 Mar 2013

FSA: New lending at 90% or over remains at 2%

Mortgages

FSA: New lending at 90% or over remains at 2%

Mortgage Lending Data released by the FSA today shows that high LTV lending was low in Q4 2012, with high LTV and high income multiple lending the lowest it had been all year, at 1.2%.

12 Mar 2013

Consumers not getting what they need from pensions, warns Panel

Retirement

Consumers not getting what they need from pensions, warns Panel

Consumers are not yet getting what they need from Defined Contribution Pension schemes.

12 Mar 2013

Accord cuts BTL rates by up to 0.30%

Mortgages

Accord cuts BTL rates by up to 0.30%

Accord Mortgages is providing a boost to buy to let investors by introducing a range of new mortgages whilst cutting rates on selected others from Tuesday 12th March.

11 Mar 2013

Number of homes 'given up' falls by 54%

Mortgages

Number of homes 'given up' falls by 54%

The number of homes given up in England each year between 2010 and 2012 because of mortgage difficulties is down by over half (54%) compared to 2005-2009, according to Castle Trust.

11 Mar 2013

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