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Halifax reduces rates by up to 0.50%

Mortgages

Halifax reduces rates by up to 0.50%

Halifax Intermediaries has cut rates on its selected 2 year products in the large loan, new build and affordable housing product ranges being offered to first time buyers, homemovers and remortgage customers.

01 Feb 2013

BM Solutions reduces rates on 75% LTV

Mortgages

BM Solutions reduces rates on 75% LTV

BM Solutions is reducing rates by 0.15% and increasing cashback on selected products currently available in the 0-75% LTV buy-to-let product range.

01 Feb 2013

Ageas increases income protection commission for advisers

Protection

Ageas increases income protection commission for advisers

Ageas has increased the commission it pays to financial intermediaries when clients buy income protection policies, to match the level paid on its other products.

01 Feb 2013

LV= hosts countrywide pension seminars for advisers

Retirement

LV= hosts countrywide pension seminars for advisers

Retirement specialist LV= is hosting a series of 30 pension seminars across the country this month providing advisers with in-depth information on the forthcoming pension legislation changes, and what it means for them and their clients.

01 Feb 2013

Masthaven Secured Loans completes first case in Scotland

Masthaven Secured Loans completes first case in Scotland

The first secured loan north of the border for Masthaven has completed today. It was brokered through Cardiff-based secured loan packager Y3S Loans.

01 Feb 2013

Shawbrook’s 95% product a 'game changer' for borrowers

Shawbrook’s 95% product a 'game changer' for borrowers

Shawbrook Bank’s decision to launch a 95% loan-to-value product has been hailed as a critical turning point for the secured loans industry by Cheshire based broker, V Loans.

01 Feb 2013

Shawbrook launches competitive 95% LTV secured product

Shawbrook launches competitive 95% LTV secured product

Shawbrook Bank has introduced a 95% LTV secured loan product designed for employed homeowners.

01 Feb 2013

Post Office launches 5-year fixes from 2.74%

Mortgages

Post Office launches 5-year fixes from 2.74%

The Post Office is introducing two new table topping mortgage products including a 60% LTV five year fix at 2.74% and a 90% LTV five year fix, with no fee, at 4.55%. All products are available from Friday 1 February.

01 Feb 2013

Openwork launches new GI panel proposition

Protection

Openwork launches new GI panel proposition

Openwork, one of the UK’s largest mortgage and financial advisory networks, has announced today it has signed a long term contractual agreement with Paymentshield for general insurance.

31 Jan 2013

Intelligent Partnership publishes Alternative Investments Report

Savings & Investments

Intelligent Partnership publishes Alternative Investments Report

Intelligent Partnership has published the first comprehensive industry report on Alternative Investments with a focus on real assets being marketed to UK investors in 2012.

31 Jan 2013

 

CML announces Paragon's Terrington as new chairman

Mortgages

CML announces Paragon's Terrington as new chairman

Nigel Terrington, chief executive of The Paragon Group of Companies PLC, a specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender, has today become chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

31 Jan 2013

Tesco launches deals from 2.28%

Mortgages

Tesco launches deals from 2.28%

Tesco Bank is offering competitive new mortgage deals with rates starting at 2.28% on a 2 year fixed rate (60% LTV) and 2.89% (previously 3.39%) on a 5 year fixed rate (70% LTV).

31 Jan 2013

Equity release records second year of growth

Retirement

Equity release records second year of growth

Equity release market expansion continued for the second year with a rise in the average amount released last year boosted by increased sales of plans, analysis from leading independent equity release adviser Key Retirement Solutions shows.

31 Jan 2013

Brokers split over the impact of Funding for Lending

Brokers split over the impact of Funding for Lending

Intermediaries are divided over the benefits of the Government’s Funding for Lending Scheme for the mortgage market, according to a survey by the IMLA.

31 Jan 2013

Impact of RDR on EIS is 'unsettling'

Retirement

Impact of RDR on EIS is 'unsettling'

Paul Thompson, from Enterprise Investment Schemes, the execution only EIS broker, says that the impact of RDR on the EIS market has been very unsettling.

31 Jan 2013

Precise Home Owner mortgage rates cut to as little as 2.99%

Mortgages

Precise Home Owner mortgage rates cut to as little as 2.99%

Precise Mortgages, the intermediary only lender, has reduced the price of its Home Owner mortgage rates by up to 1% and introduced a number of new features and benefits for borrowers.

31 Jan 2013

Shawbrook Bank breaks new ground with Loans Warehouse

Shawbrook Bank breaks new ground with Loans Warehouse

Secured loan lender, Shawbrook Bank, has demonstrated its flexibility by completing a loan £30,000 higher than the advertised maximum.

31 Jan 2013

Barclays slash residential and BTL rates

Mortgages

Barclays slash residential and BTL rates

Barclays is tomorrow cutting rates across its residential and buy-to-let mortgages by up to 0.50%.

30 Jan 2013

CMC offers members access to advanced insurance system

Protection

CMC offers members access to advanced insurance system

Connect Mortgage Club, part of the Connect Group, is offering its ARs access to an advanced insurance quotation and application system from The Source.

30 Jan 2013

Bought by Many signs deal with L&G to for peer-to-peer insurance

Protection

Bought by Many signs deal with L&G to for peer-to-peer insurance

Bought By Many, a new company aiming to bring people power to insurance, has signed a deal with Legal & General, making them the first major UK insurer to offer a discount to consumers if they club together to buy its home insurance policy.

30 Jan 2013

Accord reduces rates by up to 0.50%

Mortgages

Accord reduces rates by up to 0.50%

Accord Mortgages is expecting demand to be strong for its latest range of fixed rate mortgages, after reducing some rates by up to 0.50% from tomorrow.

30 Jan 2013

Mortgage lending by mutuals soars by 30% in 2012

Mortgage lending by mutuals soars by 30% in 2012

In 2012 gross mortgage lending by building societies and other mutual lenders was £30.7 billion, up by 30% compared to 2011.

30 Jan 2013

Aldermore launches BTL mortgage from 4.98% at up to 80%

Mortgages

Aldermore launches BTL mortgage from 4.98% at up to 80%

British challenger bank, Aldermore, has updated its range of residential buy-to-let mortgages to include the following:

30 Jan 2013

Further rate cuts for Nationwide mortgages

Mortgages

Further rate cuts for Nationwide mortgages

With effect from today, Nationwide Building Society is cutting its tracker rates by up to 0.50 percentage points and selected fixed rates by up to 0.30 percentage points.

30 Jan 2013

Aegon UK launches new pension product, One Retirement

Retirement

Aegon UK launches new pension product, One Retirement

Aegon strengthens its retirement proposition with a dynamic new approach to pension provision

29 Jan 2013

Bond funds dominated in 2012 according to Morningstar

Savings & Investments

Bond funds dominated in 2012 according to Morningstar

Despite the challenging macroeconomic environment, European investors added EUR 26.6 billion to long term funds in December 2012, bringing total net inflows to long-term funds for the year to EUR 204.6 billion

29 Jan 2013

Rogue Payday loan brokers hacking websites to increase website traffic

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Rogue Payday loan brokers hacking websites to increase website traffic

An investigation by Sky News has revealed that some Payday loan brokers have been involved in hacking popular websites in order to increase their rankings on Google and the number of visitors to their sites

29 Jan 2013

Improvements keep coming on Shawbrook’s commercial mortgage products

Mortgages

Improvements keep coming on Shawbrook’s commercial mortgage products

Shawbrook Bank has given its brokers more good news in January with a raft of changes across its commercial lending product range. Highlights include reducing its arrangement fees to 1.70% and offering a reduction of up to 0.60% on its rates

29 Jan 2013

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