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BIBA agree on Terms of Business Arrangement templates

Protection

BIBA agree on Terms of Business Arrangement templates

BIBA have approved a template with the Association of British Insurers which will make it easier to implement agreements between brokers and insurers.

05 Mar 2013

Mutuals play 'important role' as they make two-thirds of FLS lenders

Mutuals play 'important role' as they make two-thirds of FLS lenders

Of the 39 lenders which have signed up for the Bank's Funding for Lending Scheme, two thirds are mutual lenders, primarily building societies.

04 Mar 2013

Mortgage Trust launches limited edition BTL products

Mortgages

Mortgage Trust launches limited edition BTL products

Mortgage Trust has launched a new range of limited edition buy-to-let mortgage products.

04 Mar 2013

Scottish Provident pays out over 93% of critical illness claims in 2012

Protection

Scottish Provident pays out over 93% of critical illness claims in 2012

Scottish Provident’s ‘Critical illness claims report’ released today reveals over £94 million was paid out to critical illness policyholders during 2012.

04 Mar 2013

Virgin Money cuts rates by up to 0.10%

Mortgages

Virgin Money cuts rates by up to 0.10%

Virgin Money has announced further rate reductions across its residential mortgage range.

04 Mar 2013

Aldermore extend criteria to allow gifted deposits

Mortgages

Aldermore extend criteria to allow gifted deposits

Aldermore has opened-up its residential and buy-to-let lending criteria to allow full family gifted deposits, as well as extending the offer period allowable on new build properties.

04 Mar 2013

Promise completes Nemo’s largest ever loan

Promise completes Nemo’s largest ever loan

Follow the recent revision of Nemo’s criteria, master broker Promise Solutions has completed a loan for £199,000 including fees – Nemo’s largest ever loan.

04 Mar 2013

Platform reduces residential mortgage rates

Mortgages

Platform reduces residential mortgage rates

Platform has again boosted its mainstream mortgage offering with reductions of up to 0.12% across its fixed and tracker mortgage rates.

01 Mar 2013

Hinckley & Rugby axes Early Repayment Charge on all mortgages

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby axes Early Repayment Charge on all mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today cut the interest rates of four of its mortgages and axed the Early Repayment Charge from its five year fix. The Society now has no mortgages with ERC.

01 Mar 2013

Pink launches Life Desk for ARs

Protection

Pink launches Life Desk for ARs

Pink Network has today launched a Life Desk facility, as part of its ongoing AR support and education programme, to help them place more complex life and protection cases.

01 Mar 2013

 

Mortgage lending by mutuals up 25% on last January

Mortgages

Mortgage lending by mutuals up 25% on last January

Gross mortgage lending by building societies and other mutual lenders was £2.4 billion in January, up by 25% compared to the same month last year.

01 Mar 2013

Santander launches 3.94% FTB deal with free valuation

Mortgages

Santander launches 3.94% FTB deal with free valuation

Santander have cut rates on selected mortgage products today, fixed for 2, 3 and 5 years, and launch a new, very competitive first time buyer mortgage with great benefits.

01 Mar 2013

Halifax slashes homemover and remortgage rates

Mortgages

Halifax slashes homemover and remortgage rates

Halifax Intermediaries has cut rates on its selected 2 year products across homemover and remortgage ranges.

01 Mar 2013

The changing 'flavour' of the asset finance market

The changing 'flavour' of the asset finance market

Our members have been talking about the Asset Finance market for quite some time now.

28 Feb 2013

MPs welcome launch of ‘rplan University’ to educate post-RDR DIY investors

Savings & Investments

MPs welcome launch of ‘rplan University’ to educate post-RDR DIY investors

With RDR leaving record numbers of investors without advice this ISA season, online investor service rplan today announces the launch of its “rplan University”.

28 Feb 2013

Investec joins panel at Buy to Let Business Mortgage Club

Mortgages

Investec joins panel at Buy to Let Business Mortgage Club

The Buy to Let Business Mortgage Club has today announced it is pleased to welcome Investec Professional Mortgages to its panel of lenders.

28 Feb 2013

AOBP announces April forum panel

AOBP announces April forum panel

Ahead of the much-anticipated Forum being held on April 18th, the AOBP Executive Committee has released details of the six lenders being represented on the panel for the upcoming event.

28 Feb 2013

ERC members predict year of growth for equity release

Retirement

ERC members predict year of growth for equity release

The equity release market is set for a year of growth fuelled by product innovation and increasing consumer awareness, according to the latest membership survey from The Equity Release Council.

28 Feb 2013

borro sees 'goldmine' of luxury assets as increasing numbers unlock their value

borro sees 'goldmine' of luxury assets as increasing numbers unlock their value

Valuation experts at borro, the UK’s leading personal asset lender, have revealed the most interesting assets they saw last year.

27 Feb 2013

Metro Bank mortgages now available through Tenet

Mortgages

Metro Bank mortgages now available through Tenet

Metro Bank, the revolutionary High Street Bank, today announces a partnership with Tenet Group as the bank continues its growth in the intermediary mortgage market.

27 Feb 2013

A toast to good health

Matt Tristram - LW

A toast to good health

The health of the secured loan market has come a long way in recent years, bringing good news for consumers and the industry alike.

27 Feb 2013

Connect Mortgage Club links up with The Source

Protection

Connect Mortgage Club links up with The Source

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

27 Feb 2013

A great time to buy

Rob Barnard - Aldermore

A great time to buy

The current housing market may be far from ideal for sellers, but it’s a great place to be for buyers.

27 Feb 2013

Norwich & Peterborough extends low-fee range from 2.24%

Mortgages

Norwich & Peterborough extends low-fee range from 2.24%

Two market leading mortgages have been launched by Norwich and Peterborough Building Society as it extends its range of low-fee products.

26 Feb 2013

ABI implements Code of Conduct on Retirement Choices

Retirement

ABI implements Code of Conduct on Retirement Choices

People approaching retirement will get clearer help and information to get the best possible pension deal under an initiative to be implemented on 1 March by the ABI.

26 Feb 2013

Let banks focus on lending

Richard Sexton - esurv

Let banks focus on lending

The forecast for the mortgage market is brighter for 2013. This is largely due to Funding for Lending, despite the scheme’s inauspicious start last autumn.

26 Feb 2013

Thoughts on the investment market

Blogs

Thoughts on the investment market

[This week's blog is brought to you from Karen Bennett, Head of Sales and Marketing, Shawbrook Bank]

25 Feb 2013

Average interest-only mortgages for over-65s are £43,000

Mortgages

Average interest-only mortgages for over-65s are £43,000

Over-65s are paying off average interest-only mortgages of £43,000 outlining the scale of the interest-only time-bomb and the need for solutions, analysis of customer data by equity release lender More 2 Life shows.

25 Feb 2013

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