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Strong start for Broker Conveyancing's second year

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Strong start for Broker Conveyancing's second year

Broker Conveyancing, the broker-focused conveyancing distributor, has today revealed a strong start to its second year of trading with instruction levels increasing and broker user numbers on the rise.

03 Sep 2013

Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks launch fee free mortgages

Mortgages

Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks launch fee free mortgages

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks are giving both homebuyers and homeowners a boost by launching a range of ‘fee free' mortgages offers.

03 Sep 2013

New lender reports positive response from brokers

Mortgages

New lender reports positive response from brokers

Magellan Homeloans, which is trialling a new proposition aimed at borrowers with heavy adverse credit records, says it has received significant interest from brokers since its launch on 5th August.

03 Sep 2013

Nationwide launches its lowest ever fixed rate

Mortgages

Nationwide launches its lowest ever fixed rate

From Tuesday 3 September 2013, Nationwide is reducing all two-year fixed rates available up to 70 per cent LTV by 0.10 per cent - the Society's lowest ever fixed rate deal.

02 Sep 2013

Personal Touch partners with Market Harborough BS

Mortgages

Personal Touch partners with Market Harborough BS

Personal Touch has announced the appointment of the Market Harborough Building Society to its mortgage panel.

02 Sep 2013

Bridgewater reveal next adviser workshop date

Retirement

Bridgewater reveal next adviser workshop date

Following on from the success of its first event in May, Bridgewater Equity Release has today announced its next roundtable adviser workshop is to be held on the 3rd December in Gloucester.

02 Sep 2013

Scottish Provident pays out 91% of critical illness claims in 2013

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Scottish Provident pays out 91% of critical illness claims in 2013

Scottish Provident’s critical illness claims figures reveal that £53 million was paid out to policyholders in the first half of the year.

02 Sep 2013

HSBC pledges to help FTBs with new range

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HSBC pledges to help FTBs with new range

Today HSBC launches ‘First for First-Time Buyers', offering mortgage rates on the High Street at 90% LTV.

02 Sep 2013

Mixed industry response to the Funding for Lending Q2 data

Mixed industry response to the Funding for Lending Q2 data

Various industry professionals have responded to the latest data from the Bank of England about the Funding for Lending Scheme released today.

02 Sep 2013

FLS data suggests boosted mortgage lending on the horizon

FLS data suggests boosted mortgage lending on the horizon

The Bank of England has today released the Funding for Lending Scheme's usage and lending data for the second quarter, showing a continued drop in interest rates.

02 Sep 2013

 

Keystone Buy to Let to lend in Scotland

Mortgages

Keystone Buy to Let to lend in Scotland

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages is extending its lending criteria to include Scotland. From today, Monday 2nd September, it accepts applications from landlords looking to invest in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.

02 Sep 2013

The Source launches new website for brokers

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The Source launches new website for brokers

Source Insurance Ltd has just launched its new website boasting a range of enhancements and new features.

02 Sep 2013

Uinsure celebrates record month

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Uinsure celebrates record month

B2B general insurance provider Uinsure is celebrating its best month ever for business volumes.

02 Sep 2013

New affordability checks won't reduce mortgage applications, say lenders

Mortgages

New affordability checks won't reduce mortgage applications, say lenders

Intermediary mortgage lenders are confident that new affordability checks resulting from the Mortgage Market Review will not significantly reduce the number of people who successfully apply for a mortgage.

02 Sep 2013

Second stepper affordability improves in struggling Scottish market

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Second stepper affordability improves in struggling Scottish market

Home affordability for second steppers has improved in the past year as a result of higher equity levels, according to the latest Bank of Scotland Homemovers Review.

31 Aug 2013

Lucy Hodge, founder and director of Vantage Finance

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Lucy Hodge, founder and director of Vantage Finance

Financial Reporter had a chat with Lucy Hodge, founder and director of Vantage Finance.

30 Aug 2013

Mortgage approvals hit 5-year high

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals hit 5-year high

U.K. mortgage approvals rose to 60,624 in July - the highest number in over five years - it was revealed today in Bank of England figures.

30 Aug 2013

Peer-to-peer lending platform LendInvest completes over £6m

Peer-to-peer lending platform LendInvest completes over £6m

LendInvest, which is a peer-to-peer mortgage lending and trading platform, has recently sold two larger loans to an institutional investor as a bulk trade.

30 Aug 2013

Coventry BS launches flexible mortgages from 2.65%

Mortgages

Coventry BS launches flexible mortgages from 2.65%

Coventry Building Society has launched a highly competitive range of flexible products that also provide a level of security.

30 Aug 2013

Halifax makes cuts to 75% fixed and tracker ranges

Mortgages

Halifax makes cuts to 75% fixed and tracker ranges

Halifax Intermediaries has reduced rates across its 75% LTV 2 year fixed and tracker ranges by up to 0.30%.

30 Aug 2013

Mortgage lending by mutuals highest since January 2010

Mortgages

Mortgage lending by mutuals highest since January 2010

Gross mortgage lending by building societies and other mutual lenders was £4.0 billion in July, up 30 per cent on July last year, and the highest monthly figure since data was first published for the mutual sector at the start of 2010.

30 Aug 2013

UK house-building levels continue to improve, according to NHBC

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UK house-building levels continue to improve, according to NHBC

NHBC's latest registration statistics show that house-building levels in the UK continue to show improvement on recent years, with figures for July 19% higher (13,539) than the same month last year (11,391).

30 Aug 2013

Government must consider life expectancy in state pension age, warns TUC

Retirement

Government must consider life expectancy in state pension age, warns TUC

The government's failure to consider persistent inequalities in life expectancy when accelerating the rise in the state pension age, will leave millions far worse off in retirement, says the TUC.

30 Aug 2013

Shared ownership homes needed for squeezed middle, says Shelter

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Shared ownership homes needed for squeezed middle, says Shelter

Shelter said today that England needs a massive expansion of shared ownership homes for a generation of ‘forgotten families’ – the squeezed middle priced out of home ownership and with no hope of social housing.

30 Aug 2013

House prices gather 'fairly brisk pace' in August

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House prices gather 'fairly brisk pace' in August

UK house prices increased by 0.6% in August, rising at a 'fairly brisk pace', according to the latest Nationwide house price index.

30 Aug 2013

Skipton removes lending restriction on flats

Skipton removes lending restriction on flats

Skipton Building Society is updating its lending policy to help support more people who want to buy their dream flat.

29 Aug 2013

L&G launches 75% shared ownership mortgage with Leeds BS

Mortgages

L&G launches 75% shared ownership mortgage with Leeds BS

On Saturday, 31st August 2013, Legal & General Mortgage Club is to launch a two-year fixed-rate shared ownership mortgage with Leeds Building Society.

29 Aug 2013

House prices continue to inch upwards - Land Registry

Mortgages

House prices continue to inch upwards - Land Registry

The July data from Land Registry's House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 0.8% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £164,098.

29 Aug 2013

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