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Leeds cuts rates by 0.70% to help FTBs

Mortgages

Leeds cuts rates by 0.70% to help FTBs

Leeds Building Society has reduced the rate on its 2 year fixed rate shared ownership mortgage, available up to 95% borrower’s share, by 0.70% to 4.99%.

22 Jan 2013

Masthaven reduces rates across secured range by up to 0.80%

Masthaven reduces rates across secured range by up to 0.80%

Masthaven Secured Loans has today announced 'substantial' improvements to its product range.

22 Jan 2013

The year of the comeback

Matt Tristram - LW

The year of the comeback

The green shoots of recovery definitely came through last year and the latest figures from the Secured Loan Index provided compelling evidence, revealing secured loan lending in 2012 totaled £351.9m- a 23% increase on the overall amount lent in 2011.

21 Jan 2013

New sellers increased by 22% in 2012, says Rightmove

Mortgages

New sellers increased by 22% in 2012, says Rightmove

According the Rightmove's latest House Price Index, prices rose slightly to an average of £229,429, up 0.2% from December.

21 Jan 2013

Annuities to pay almost £15k less than three years ago

Retirement

Annuities to pay almost £15k less than three years ago

The latest MGM Advantage Annuity Index reveals average annuity rates fell by 2.5% in the last quarter of 2012, the seventh successive quarter rates have reduced.

21 Jan 2013

Defaqto host first-ever DFM event for financial advisers

Savings & Investments

Defaqto host first-ever DFM event for financial advisers

On the 26th February, independent financial research company Defaqto will be hosting the first industry event aimed at advisers focusing specifically on selecting and using Discretionary Fund Managers.

21 Jan 2013

CML: Gross mortgage lending reached £11.7bn in Dec

Mortgages

CML: Gross mortgage lending reached £11.7bn in Dec

Gross mortgage lending in December reached an estimated £11.7 billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

21 Jan 2013

TBMC lowers 3-year fix BTL rate with Skipton

Mortgages

TBMC lowers 3-year fix BTL rate with Skipton

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, is now offering two new 3 year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages with Skipton Building Society; a 3.79% fixed rate up to 65% LTV and a 4.19% fixed rate up to 75% LTV.

21 Jan 2013

Scotland is UK's second most affordable place to get a mortgage

Mortgages

Scotland is UK's second most affordable place to get a mortgage

Mortgage payments as a proportion of income have fallen by more than two-fifths in Scotland in recent years, from a peak of 38% in Q4 2007 to 22% in Q4 2012, according to new Bank of Scotland research.

21 Jan 2013

Lloyds makes £6.5bn commitment to FTBs

Mortgages

Lloyds makes £6.5bn commitment to FTBs

Lloyds Banking Group has unveiled the UK's largest commitment to support first time buyers by committing to lend £6.5 billion to help customers make their first step on to the property ladder in 2013.

21 Jan 2013

 

Mansfield joins Complete FS lender panel

Mansfield joins Complete FS lender panel

As part of its move to engage with lenders tuned into the needs of intermediary clients, Complete FS, the South Coast based national mortgage distributor and packager has appointed Mansfield Building Society to its lender panel.

21 Jan 2013

Mayfair Bridging focuses on investor protection in P2P schemes

Mayfair Bridging focuses on investor protection in P2P schemes

Ensuring that all possible precautions have been taken to protect investors should be at the heart of every peer to peer offering, according to short term lender, Mayfair Bridging.

21 Jan 2013

Shawbrook completes commercial mortgage in four days

Mortgages

Shawbrook completes commercial mortgage in four days

Shawbrook Bank has completed its fastest commercial mortgage deal from valuation to completion in just four days.

21 Jan 2013

Platform reduces fixed rates by up to 0.30%

Mortgages

Platform reduces fixed rates by up to 0.30%

Platform has today reduced the rates on its fixed rate mainstream mortgages by up to 0.30%.

18 Jan 2013

Brokers are fighting for fairer insurance payouts, says BIBA

Protection

Brokers are fighting for fairer insurance payouts, says BIBA

New research has revealed that insurers are becoming stricter on paying claims in the economic downturn.

18 Jan 2013

Clydesdale Bank takes new approach to interest-only

Mortgages

Clydesdale Bank takes new approach to interest-only

Clydesdale Bank is introducing changes to its mortgage range that will see it take an innovative approach to Interest Only mortgages, it has announced today.

18 Jan 2013

Tenants struggle despite rent drops in December

Tenants struggle despite rent drops in December

Rents in December fell to levels last seen in August 2012 as landlords looked to avoid empty properties, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services.

18 Jan 2013

Bridgewater announces first Equity Release masterclass of 2013

Retirement

Bridgewater announces first Equity Release masterclass of 2013

Bridgewater Equity Release, the home reversion specialists, has today announced details of its first Equity Release Advice Masterclass for 2013.

17 Jan 2013

32% of homeowners will cut back to meet mortgage payments in 2013

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32% of homeowners will cut back to meet mortgage payments in 2013

The latest Legal & General Mortgage Mood survey reveals that almost a third (32%) of homeowners in the UK believes they will have to cut back on spending in 2013 to meet mortgage repayments.

17 Jan 2013

Strong rise in pension referrals by non-pension professionals

Retirement

Strong rise in pension referrals by non-pension professionals

More and more non-pension professionals such as mortgage advisers, accountants and solicitors (amongst others) are referring clients for potential pension transfers and gaining ancillary incomes for themselves.

17 Jan 2013

Coventry cuts rates on 2- and 5-year fixes

Mortgages

Coventry cuts rates on 2- and 5-year fixes

Coventry Building Society has cut rates on their highly competitive range of 2 and 5 year fixed rates.

17 Jan 2013

Access 4 Finance celebrate 6 months with 70% commission offer

Access 4 Finance celebrate 6 months with 70% commission offer

Specialist secured loan broker Access 4 Finance is celebrating its first sixth months in the secured loans market today (17th January 2013).

17 Jan 2013

SimplyBiz and Skipton launch buy-to-let exclusive

Mortgages

SimplyBiz and Skipton launch buy-to-let exclusive

SimplyBiz Mortgages have today launched a new 2 Year Buy to Let fixed rate through Skipton Building Society.

17 Jan 2013

Which? refers consumers to LifeSearch for protection advice

Protection

Which? refers consumers to LifeSearch for protection advice

LifeSearch has started offering free, whole of market, independent protection advice to customers using Which? Mortgage Advisers.

16 Jan 2013

90% of Zurich critical illness claims paid out

Protection

90% of Zurich critical illness claims paid out

Zurich today releases its 2012 critical illness claim statistics for its life policy customers in the UK.Ninety per cent of claims were successful with payments amounting to over £59.9million.

16 Jan 2013

Post Office launches its lowest 2-year fix at 2.35%

Mortgages

Post Office launches its lowest 2-year fix at 2.35%

The Post Office launches its lowest ever two, three and five year fixed rate deals which come into immediate effect today.

16 Jan 2013

95% new build mortgage offer extended countrywide

Mortgages

95% new build mortgage offer extended countrywide

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is to help more first time buyers by extending countrywide its mortgage for new build homes at up to 95 per cent LTV.

16 Jan 2013

Best December since credit crunch for secured loans

Best December since credit crunch for secured loans

2012 saw gross lending in secured loans surge to £351.9m, according to the latest Secured Loan Index.

16 Jan 2013

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