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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

Mortgages

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

Mortgages

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

Mortgages

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

Mortgages

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

Shawbrook Bank speeds up resi purchases with title insurance

Shawbrook Bank speeds up resi purchases with title insurance

Shawbrook Bank has further enhanced its residential mortgages offering with the availability of title insurance for residential purchases.

29 Aug 2013

33% more Scottish homeowners getting debt help than five years ago

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33% more Scottish homeowners getting debt help than five years ago

The proportion of homeowners getting help with problem debts has increased by 33% since 2008, figures from Debt Advisory Centre Scotland suggest.

29 Aug 2013

FCA sets rules for dealing with interest-only mortgage customers

Mortgages

FCA sets rules for dealing with interest-only mortgage customers

The FCA have today released guidance on dealing fairly with interest-only mortgage customers who risk being unable to repay their loans.

29 Aug 2013

SBG announces 27% increase in mortgage business in H1

Mortgages

SBG announces 27% increase in mortgage business in H1

Sesame Bankhall Group has today announced a 27 per cent surge in mortgage business for PMS and Sesame in the first half of 2013.

29 Aug 2013

Santander sees market share slip as HSBC & Nationwide climb table

Mortgages

Santander sees market share slip as HSBC & Nationwide climb table

Today, the CML published their data showing the largest mortgage lenders in 2012, which shows that while gross lending last year barely grew (£130 billion compared to £129 billion in 2011) this masks some major movements seen for lenders of all sizes.

29 Aug 2013

Accord launches 70% & 75% BTL products

Mortgages

Accord launches 70% & 75% BTL products

Accord Buy to Let will be launching a new range of five year fixed rate products on Thursday.

28 Aug 2013

More borrowers choosing 5-yr fixes, says Yorkshire BS

Mortgages

More borrowers choosing 5-yr fixes, says Yorkshire BS

More borrowers are choosing to fix their mortgage for five years, according to new research by Yorkshire Building Society.

28 Aug 2013

Sesame Bankhall Group hosts Mortgage Extra events

Mortgages

Sesame Bankhall Group hosts Mortgage Extra events

Sesame Bankhall Group is once again hitting the road to host its latest series of UK-wide mortgage seminars for Sesame members and customers of PMS and Bankhall.

28 Aug 2013

Highest level of FTB buying in London since 2007

Highest level of FTB buying in London since 2007

First-time buyers accounted for 11,200 loans for house purchase in London in the second quarter of 2013, the largest quarterly number since the end of 2007, according to new data from the CML released today.

28 Aug 2013

Solent Mortgage Services markets revamped GE Money product range

Mortgages

Solent Mortgage Services markets revamped GE Money product range

SMS, the intermediary focused distributor, is one of a select group of companies chosen to distribute for the resurgent GE Money.

28 Aug 2013

Discounts on prime property fall sharply

Mortgages

Discounts on prime property fall sharply

The chances of finding a bargain on a prime property for sale in the UK today is far lower than in recent years, according to research from property website PrimeLocation.com.

28 Aug 2013

Help to Buy could spark return to 2007 house prices, fear lenders

Mortgages

Help to Buy could spark return to 2007 house prices, fear lenders

Mortgage brokers and intermediary lenders are united in their concern that inflated house prices are the gravest threat to the success of the Help to Buy scheme, according to the IMLA.

28 Aug 2013

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