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NatWest Intermediary Solutions launches new range for FTBs

Mortgages

NatWest Intermediary Solutions launches new range for FTBs

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has today announced cuts to its mortgage range - plus a host of new FTB products - available from tomorrow.

11 Jun 2013

AfI launches online form for Retained Properties

Mortgages

AfI launches online form for Retained Properties

Abbey for Intermediaries has launched an online form for Retained Properties, which will make it easier for intermediaries to provide details about any existing properties their clients will still own on completion of their residential mortgage.

11 Jun 2013

MT Finance goes nationwide with expanded zone of lending

MT Finance goes nationwide with expanded zone of lending

MT Finance, the West End-based non-status bridging lender, has announced that it has expanded its geographic zone of lending to encompass all of England.

11 Jun 2013

Facing a claim of mortgage mis-selling? Attack is the best form of defence!

Eddie Goldsmith - GW

Facing a claim of mortgage mis-selling? Attack is the best form of defence!

Claims Management Companies are continuing to hit the headlines with their growing numbers and their aggressive campaigns to recruit victims of mortgage mis-selling.

11 Jun 2013

Gap between renting & buying closes as house prices rise again

Mortgages

Gap between renting & buying closes as house prices rise again

Although buying a property remains 13% more cost-effective than renting, the gap is narrowing as house prices are on the rise again, according to the latest research by property search website Zoopla.co.uk.

11 Jun 2013

BoE: gross mortgage lending down 6.8% in Q1

Mortgages

BoE: gross mortgage lending down 6.8% in Q1

The Bank of England and FCA today published the latest Mortgage Lenders and Administrators Statistics for the United Kingdom covering the period Q1 2013.

11 Jun 2013

PruProtect & Ageas add business protection to First Complete offering

Protection

PruProtect & Ageas add business protection to First Complete offering

Two protection providers, PruProtect and Ageas, have launched a business protection proposition for First Complete advisers to offer to their business clients.

11 Jun 2013

Dancastle Finance joins the ASTL

Dancastle Finance joins the ASTL

Dancastle Finance is the latest bridging lender to join the ASTL, bringing the number of full members to 24. This follows hot on the heels of Hope Capital which joined a month ago.

11 Jun 2013

Housing market gathers momentum, says RICS survey

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Housing market gathers momentum, says RICS survey

The May 2013 RICS Residential Market Survey results highlight the significant improvement in sales market sentiment that is underway, with both the current and forward looking indicators touching multi-year highs.

11 Jun 2013

Complete FS provides new specialist BTL insurance package

Protection

Complete FS provides new specialist BTL insurance package

Complete FS, the South Coast based distributor, has added an important new service to its BTL offering with the appointment of Let Alliance to its panel of providers.

11 Jun 2013

 

N&P launches its lowest two-year and three-year mortgages

Mortgages

N&P launches its lowest two-year and three-year mortgages

A series of best-buy mortgages has been launched by Norwich & Peterborough Building Society, including its lowest ever two-year and three-year fixed rate products.

10 Jun 2013

Barclays to release 5-year fix at just 2.99%

Mortgages

Barclays to release 5-year fix at just 2.99%

Barclays has announced it is launching a five-year fixed rate remortgage deal tomorrow while cutting rates on residential mortgages by up to 0.3 per cent.

10 Jun 2013

Broker Conveyancing reports surge in registrations

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Broker Conveyancing reports surge in registrations

Broker Conveyancing, the broker-focused conveyancing distributor, has today reported a surge in new broker registrations using its online portal.

10 Jun 2013

NACFB brings commercial lenders & the Business Bank together at lunch

NACFB brings commercial lenders & the Business Bank together at lunch

The NACFB held their inaugural Chairman’s lunch on Friday 7th June to reveal their plans to help support the Government’s call to provide more funding to SMEs across the UK.

10 Jun 2013

Almost 20% of 'second steppers' ask family for help

Mortgages

Almost 20% of 'second steppers' ask family for help

According to Lloyds TSB, one in six (16%) second steppers are contemplating turning to the bank of mum and dad to plug the gap between the value of their first home and the cost of the house they would ideally move to.

10 Jun 2013

PMS adds Investec Professional Mortgages to lender panel

Mortgages

PMS adds Investec Professional Mortgages to lender panel

PMS, the Mortgage Club of Sesame Bankhall Group, has today announced the appointment of Investec Professional Mortgages to its panel of lenders for PMS members.

07 Jun 2013

Self-employed workers could be missing out on £91,512 in pension contributions

Retirement

Self-employed workers could be missing out on £91,512 in pension contributions

Self-employed workers are missing out on up to £91,512 over their working lives because they do not receive employer contributions through a company pension scheme, according to new analysis from Prudential.

07 Jun 2013

Bolton Wanderers FC cancel payday lender sponsorship plans

Bolton Wanderers FC cancel payday lender sponsorship plans

Bolton Wanderers Football Club has abandoned its plans to make payday lender QuickQuid its new shirt sponsor following public backlash and a fan petition attracting around 4,000 signatures.

07 Jun 2013

Accord cuts Buy to Let rates by 0.10%

Mortgages

Accord cuts Buy to Let rates by 0.10%

Accord Buy to Let has today slashed rates on its low-fee fixed and tracker rate products by up to 0.10%.

07 Jun 2013

Post Office reduces rates on mortgage range

Mortgages

Post Office reduces rates on mortgage range

The Post Office has today cut rates on a number of its mortgage products, offering a wider diversity and across its two and five year fixed mortgage range.

07 Jun 2013

Rental yields decrease as house prices grow faster than rents

Savings & Investments

Rental yields decrease as house prices grow faster than rents

Two and three bedroom properties see the greatest increase in average monthly rent

06 Jun 2013

Shawbrook Bank completes a £630k specialist BTL case in just six days

Shawbrook Bank completes a £630k specialist BTL case in just six days

Shawbrook Bank and Strategic Partner Vantage Finance completes a £630k Scottish refurbishment mortgage in just six days

06 Jun 2013

IMA Chairman urges asset managers to take action and rebuild investors’ trust

Savings & Investments

IMA Chairman urges asset managers to take action and rebuild investors’ trust

The asset management industry needs to look past the heavy intermediation of much of its business model and take proactive steps to reconnect with investors and to build reputation and trust

06 Jun 2013

Help to Buy hits home with public

Mortgages

Help to Buy hits home with public

Despite recent criticism, new Help to Buy scheme ‘captures the imagination’ of public with nearly three-quarters (72%) of all prospective buyers aware of the scheme

06 Jun 2013

Mortgage costs down according to new FLS data

Mortgages

Mortgage costs down according to new FLS data

Mortgage rates have fallen sharply since the launch of the Funding for Lending scheme (FLS), according to data published this week by the Bank of England.

06 Jun 2013

Over 2,000 sales in the first year for NewBuy

Mortgages

Over 2,000 sales in the first year for NewBuy

Almost 2,300 buyers in England have successfully purchased a home during the first full year of the NewBuy initiative, according to new figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

06 Jun 2013

4000 new home reservations in two months for Equity Loan Scheme

Retirement

4000 new home reservations in two months for Equity Loan Scheme

The Equity Loan scheme, launched on April 1, has seen around 400 people already reserve a new home using the Equity Loan part of the Government's flagship Help to Buy scheme.

06 Jun 2013

First Time Buyer numbers up 15% in April

First Time Buyer numbers up 15% in April

Record low rates and a wider choice of available mortgages are said to be the cause of a 15% increase in first-time buyers in April, according to the latest First Time Buyer Monitor from LSL Property Services.

06 Jun 2013

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