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Gross remortgage lending slips back in February

Mortgages

Gross remortgage lending slips back in February

LMS figures reveal that monthly gross remortgage lending decreased by £325m in February to £2.6bn. This is down 11.3% on January’s £2.9bn reported by the Council for Mortgage Lenders last week.

22 Mar 2013

Hinckley & Rugby reveals £30m pipeline of mortgage applications

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby reveals £30m pipeline of mortgage applications

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has a £30m pipeline of mortgage applications as it gears up for growth. The trading update comes as members gathered yesterday at the Society’s AGM.

21 Mar 2013

A trip to New York...

A trip to New York...

..the New York Stadium in Rotherham, that is!

21 Mar 2013

Over a third confused over pensions following government changes

Retirement

Over a third confused over pensions following government changes

New research from pension provider Friends Life reveals that following the wide range of rule changes around pension savings in 2012, over a third (36%) of the UK population are now more confused about their pension choices.

21 Mar 2013

Castle Trust welcomes Govt's shared equity approach to housing

Mortgages

Castle Trust welcomes Govt's shared equity approach to housing

The Help to Buy scheme outlined in yesterday’s Budget strengthens the ‘shared equity revolution’ in the mortgage market and supports private sector solutions including Partnership Mortgages, shared equity pioneer Castle Trust says.

21 Mar 2013

27% of house purchases in 2012 over quarter of a million

Mortgages

27% of house purchases in 2012 over quarter of a million

Research by Halifax Intermediaries Premier Mortgages team reveals that properties purchased above £250,000 made up 27% of total transactions in 2012.

21 Mar 2013

L&G launches exclusive 95% LTV from The Cambridge

Mortgages

L&G launches exclusive 95% LTV from The Cambridge

Legal & General Mortgage Club is delighted to announce the launch of an exclusive three-year fixed-rate product with The Cambridge Building Society exclusively through its ARs.

21 Mar 2013

deVere Group CEO says more QE will drive pension pots abroad

Retirement

deVere Group CEO says more QE will drive pension pots abroad

Retirees were dealt a “crushing blow” today, according to the boss of the deVere Group, as George Osborne announced in his 2013 budget that the Bank of England’s controversial QE programme would remain in place.

21 Mar 2013

Help to Buy schemes need to be available through brokers, says First Complete

Mortgages

Help to Buy schemes need to be available through brokers, says First Complete

AR network, First Complete, have reacted to yesterday's Budget announcement of the Help to Buy scheme by suggesting that the schemes should be available through brokers.

21 Mar 2013

Building bans could force a 'bi-polar Britain'

Duncan Kreeger - West One Loans

Building bans could force a 'bi-polar Britain'

Development could be about to get tougher. The struggle to secure funding is sucking the life from new projects, with a quarter of builders reporting problems in getting credit.

20 Mar 2013

 

Budget 2013: QE extension could cause annuity rate drop, says MGM Advantage

Retirement

Budget 2013: QE extension could cause annuity rate drop, says MGM Advantage

Following the announcement at today's Budget that quantitative easing is to remain in place for the coming year, retirement income specialist MGM Advantage have warned of the consequences for annuity rates.

20 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: Help to Buy scheme announced

Mortgages

Budget 2013: Help to Buy scheme announced

A new scheme, starting 1st April 2013, to 'make the aspiration of home ownership a reality' was announced by the Chancellor in today's budget.

20 Mar 2013

Advisers should be thinking more widely about bridging, says Fincorp

Advisers should be thinking more widely about bridging, says Fincorp

In a post RDR world advisers should be thinking more widely about how bridging fits into clients’ financial planning, says bridging lender Fincorp.

20 Mar 2013

Leeds reduces rate to just 2.09% on 2 year fix

Mortgages

Leeds reduces rate to just 2.09% on 2 year fix

Leeds Building Society has reduced the rate on its 2 year fixed rate mortgage by 0.15% to a new rate of just 2.09% available up to 65% LTV.

20 Mar 2013

Shawbrook completes its largest loan through Y3S

Shawbrook completes its largest loan through Y3S

Market leading secured lender Shawbrook Bank has completed on a £330,000 secured loan, its largest to date.

20 Mar 2013

Gross mortgage lending down 8% in February

Mortgages

Gross mortgage lending down 8% in February

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that total gross mortgage lending declined to £10.5 billion in February.

20 Mar 2013

Building societies and new banks take 22% of FLS

Building societies and new banks take 22% of FLS

Building societies and new banks have generated net mortgage lending of £7.7 billion since the launch of the Funding for Lending Scheme.

20 Mar 2013

Secured lending sees 21% year-on-year increase

Secured lending sees 21% year-on-year increase

According to the latest Secured Loans Index from Loans Warehouse, secured lending saw the sixteenth consecutive month of year-on-year growth, with lending last month up 21% on February 2012.

20 Mar 2013

Brokers to focus on commercial finance in 2013

Brokers to focus on commercial finance in 2013

Commercial finance is set to be a major source of business for brokers, according to figures from Lancashire Mortgage Corporation.

19 Mar 2013

Banks still long way to go to get rid of 'bad' loans, PwC analysis shows

Banks still long way to go to get rid of 'bad' loans, PwC analysis shows

New research unveiled at PwC’s European Debt Portfolio Conference shows that despite the massive balance sheet deleveraging by many banks across Europe, the volume of non-core assets they hold has remained largely unchanged since the beginning of 2012.

19 Mar 2013

Coventry Intermediaries launches range at 75% from 2.49%

Mortgages

Coventry Intermediaries launches range at 75% from 2.49%

Coventry Intermediaries has launched a highly competitive range of 2 and 5 year fixed rates available at 75% LTV with low rates starting from 2.49%.

19 Mar 2013

FTBs aim high with plans for 3-bed first home

Mortgages

FTBs aim high with plans for 3-bed first home

First time buyers are aiming high when it comes to the size of house they want to buy, according to new research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.

19 Mar 2013

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

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