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Halifax Intermediaries to pay stamp duty for FTBs

Mortgages

Halifax Intermediaries to pay stamp duty for FTBs

Halifax Intermediaries has today offered to pay the full stamp duty bill for first time buyers purchasing properties up to the value of £250,000.

04 Mar 2014

Lloyds Bank increases ISA rates

Savings & Investments

Lloyds Bank increases ISA rates

Lloyds Bank has today announced new savings rates across its range of ISAs ahead of the end of the tax year.

04 Mar 2014

AMI secures step towards consumer credit exemption for brokers

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AMI secures step towards consumer credit exemption for brokers

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has today announced it has taken another step towards securing exemption for mortgage brokers from consumer credit elements of new regulation.

04 Mar 2014

NACFB appoints Shawbrook Bank as lead sponsor

NACFB appoints Shawbrook Bank as lead sponsor

The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers has appointed Shawbrook Bank as its principal sponsor for 2014.

03 Mar 2014

Call centres: what can the 'new shop floor' learn from the old?

Latest News

Call centres: what can the 'new shop floor' learn from the old?

[SPECIAL FEATURE: Darren Maw, managing director of HR and employment law firm Vista]

03 Mar 2014

Mortgage borrowers are failing to protect themselves, says survey

Protection

Mortgage borrowers are failing to protect themselves, says survey

Only 2.7% of people taking out new mortgages and 5.4% of existing borrowers have financial cover to ensure continuity of their payments if they become unemployed, says protection specialist Simon Burgess.

03 Mar 2014

Equity release specialist becomes Ambassador for later life adviser academy

Retirement

Equity release specialist becomes Ambassador for later life adviser academy

Stonehaven, the equity release specialist, has today been announced as the latest Ambassador of the Later Life Academy, the recently launched commercial and training organisation for later life advisers.

03 Mar 2014

Just Retirement lowers minimum fund size to help 'small pot' pension savers

Retirement

Just Retirement lowers minimum fund size to help 'small pot' pension savers

Just Retirement has reduced its minimum fund size to £2,000 enabling a larger number of pension savers to gain access to fully underwritten rates potentially generating extra income over the course of retirement.

03 Mar 2014

Adverse credit lender sees 500% increase in enquiries

Mortgages

Adverse credit lender sees 500% increase in enquiries

Magellan Homeloans, the specialist credit repair lender, says that the response it has received from both brokers and distributors to its new mortgage range and lower pricing has exceeded its expectations.

03 Mar 2014

House purchase approvals rocket in January: BoE

Mortgages

House purchase approvals rocket in January: BoE

According to the latest Money & Credit report from the Bank of England, January saw both house purchase approvals and lending increase significantly.

03 Mar 2014

 

Funding for Lending drawdown hits almost £42bn

Features

Funding for Lending drawdown hits almost £42bn

The Bank of England has released data on their Funding for Lending Scheme, showng that in its final four months, FLS drawdown was £18.8bn and overall the participants have drawn down nearly £42bn.

03 Mar 2014

Repossessed homes exceeding valuation prices

Mortgages

Repossessed homes exceeding valuation prices

Repossessed homes are matching or exceeding valuation expectations across the UK reports The Charlbury Group.

03 Mar 2014

Average FTB deposit hits £27,500 as prices climb 16% in a year

Mortgages

Average FTB deposit hits £27,500 as prices climb 16% in a year

The average first-time buyer purchase price climbed 16% over the year to January 2014, hitting a record high of £155,832, according to the latest First Time Buyer Tracker from LSL Property Services.

03 Mar 2014

Help to Buy 'visibly improving' mortgage access for younger buyers

Mortgages

Help to Buy 'visibly improving' mortgage access for younger buyers

Parts one and two of the Help to Buy scheme are both visibly improving access to mortgages for younger buyers and those with smaller deposits, according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

28 Feb 2014

CML calls for speedy consultation on EU mortgage rules

Mortgages

CML calls for speedy consultation on EU mortgage rules

The CML has said today it 'welcomes' formal publication today by the European Union of the mortgage credit directive.

28 Feb 2014

Claire Gates, Managing Director of borro

In The Spotlight

Claire Gates, Managing Director of borro

Financial Reporter had a chat with Claire Gates, Managing Director of borro, about personal asset lending and their upcoming plans.

28 Feb 2014

FCA confirms tough new rules for £200bn consumer credit market

Latest News

FCA confirms tough new rules for £200bn consumer credit market

The Financial Conduct Authority has confirmed the final rules that will govern the £200bn a year consumer credit market, which includes approximately 50,000 firms, from 1 April 2014.

28 Feb 2014

Repossessions down a third, says Land Registry

Mortgages

Repossessions down a third, says Land Registry

The January data from Land Registry's House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 4.2% - and repossessions down by a third.

28 Feb 2014

Aldermore boosts asset finance team with four new hires

Aldermore boosts asset finance team with four new hires

Challenger bank Aldermore has made four further appointments to its senior Asset Finance team.

28 Feb 2014

House prices up 9.4% year on year

Mortgages

House prices up 9.4% year on year

House prices in the UK increased by 0.6% in February, according to the latest house price index from Nationwide.

28 Feb 2014

Government-backed schemes help 100,000 buy homes

Mortgages

Government-backed schemes help 100,000 buy homes

Over 100,000 households are being helped onto the property ladder thanks to government backed schemes, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Housing Minister Kris Hopkins announced today.

28 Feb 2014

FCA bans former CIB Partners Limited CEO

Savings & Investments

FCA bans former CIB Partners Limited CEO

The FCA has banned Arnold Eber, the former Chief Executive Officer of CIB Partners Limited, from performing any function in relation to any regulated activity in the financial services industry.

27 Feb 2014

LendInvest and Montello hires Head of Risk and Compliance from BOE

LendInvest and Montello hires Head of Risk and Compliance from BOE

LendInvest and Montello have announced that Mrinal Ray has been hired as Head of Risk and Compliance.

27 Feb 2014

Prudential Financial Planning adopts XPLAN to power sales and advice

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Prudential Financial Planning adopts XPLAN to power sales and advice

IRESS today announces that its wealth management and advice platform XPLAN has been selected by Prudential UK to power and guide its Prudential Financial Planning (PFP) client sales and advice model.

27 Feb 2014

65% of homeowners are not prepared for a rate rise in the next 2 years

Mortgages

65% of homeowners are not prepared for a rate rise in the next 2 years

The latest Legal & General Mortgage Mood survey reveals that two thirds of consumers (65%) are not financially preparing for an interest rate rise in the next two years.

27 Feb 2014

FCA to be key note speaker at Paradigm's Southampton round table event

Mortgages

FCA to be key note speaker at Paradigm's Southampton round table event

Paradigm Mortgage Services, has today announced the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will be delivering the key note speech at its next mortgage and protection round table.

27 Feb 2014

RBS announces pre-tax loss of £8.2 billion for 2013

Latest News

RBS announces pre-tax loss of £8.2 billion for 2013

RBS reports a pre-tax loss for 2013 of £8.2bn, including regulatory and redress provisions of £3.8bn, and other losses of £4.8bn related to the establishment of RBS Capital Resolution.

27 Feb 2014

Same again ISA savers face 41% rate cut

Savings & Investments

Same again ISA savers face 41% rate cut

Average three-year Cash ISAs in 2014 would produce just £104 in interest in first year.

27 Feb 2014

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