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New valuation panel software launches

New valuation panel software launches

UK property valuation auditing and assurance company, Valuation Audit Services, has launched a new service which will enable lenders to manage their existing valuation panel or create a new one with assistance from VAS.

27 Jun 2017

Saffron launches new self-build mortgage

Saffron launches new self-build mortgage

Saffron For Intermediaries has launched a new mortgage product to replace its existing deals for self-builders.

27 Jun 2017

Together opens residential range to broker networks

Together opens residential range to broker networks

Together has opened up its residential mortgage range to broker networks across the UK, confirming partnerships with Instrinsic, Tenet Group, HL Partnership and The Right Mortgage & Protection Network.

26 Jun 2017

CML urges industry to address older borrower advice gap

CML urges industry to address older borrower advice gap

The CML says it is "vital" to adopt a more joined up approach to delivering advice to older borrowers, and to narrow the gap between mainstream lifetime mortgage advice silos.

26 Jun 2017

Leeds launches new fixed rates and lending into retirement tool

Leeds launches new fixed rates and lending into retirement tool

Leeds Building Society has launched new two and five-year fixed rate mortgages.

26 Jun 2017

Santander cuts BTL rates to 'support slowing market'

Santander cuts BTL rates to 'support slowing market'

Santander has cut rates on its buy-to-let range "to support the market" which has slowed following the tax changes introduced earlier this year.

26 Jun 2017

Co-Op Bank scraps sale process as rescue plan nears

Co-Op Bank scraps sale process as rescue plan nears

The Co-operative Bank has announced that "advanced discussions with a group of existing investors" mean it has discontinued its sale process.

26 Jun 2017

Credit impaired mortgage products soar by 167 in Q2

Credit impaired mortgage products soar by 167 in Q2

Credit impaired mortgages are starting to make a comeback, with the number of deals increasing by 167 products in the past quarter.

26 Jun 2017

Remortgage approvals drop 10%: BBA

Remortgage approvals drop 10%: BBA

Remortgaging approvals totalled 24,248 in May - 10% lower than in May 2016 and down on the monthly average of 26,494 over the previous six months, according to the BBA’s latest data from the high street banks.

26 Jun 2017

Landbay to launch buy-to-let tax and accounting service

Landbay to launch buy-to-let tax and accounting service

Landbay is launching an accounting, reporting and tax compliance service in response to growing demand from property investors who are looking to hold their properties within limited company special purpose vehicles.

26 Jun 2017

 

Robo advice and providers going direct are biggest adviser fears

Robo advice and providers going direct are biggest adviser fears

Robo advice and large product providers going direct to clients are the top two concerns for advisers, according to Intelliflo research.

26 Jun 2017

A third of second steppers rely on Bank of Mum and Dad

A third of second steppers rely on Bank of Mum and Dad

Almost a third (32%) of second steppers will need to rely on financial help from family and friends to move up the property ladder, according to Lloyds Bank research.

26 Jun 2017

Could a royal wedding be what the housing market needs?

Could a royal wedding be what the housing market needs?

Major royal events spark an increase in monthly house price rises across the UK, with royal weddings sparking monthly increases of up to 1.55%, according to My Home Move research.

26 Jun 2017

In the Spotlight with Peter Goodman, CEO of Homelyfe

In the Spotlight with Peter Goodman, CEO of Homelyfe

We spoke to Peter Goodman, CEO of Homelyfe, about the technology platform's plans for the insurance market and his views on 'disruptive' technologies.

23 Jun 2017

London Money appoints Andy Marsh as Head of Underwriting

London Money appoints Andy Marsh as Head of Underwriting

London Money Loans has appointed Andy Marsh, former Underwriting Manager at Freedom Finance, as its new Head of Underwriting.

23 Jun 2017

Principality expands intermediary support team

Principality expands intermediary support team

Principality Building Society’s intermediaries division has expanded its business development team to support directly authorised brokers across England and Wales.

23 Jun 2017

Will we ever trust tech over the human touch?

Will we ever trust tech over the human touch?

The shadow of robo-advice has been looming over the intermediary market for quite some time but has its influence become more imposing, remained omnipresent or faded into the background?

23 Jun 2017

Together launches lowest ever regulated bridging rate at 0.49%

Together launches lowest ever regulated bridging rate at 0.49%

Together has launched its lowest ever regulated bridging rate at 0.49% per month.

23 Jun 2017

TML appoints key account manager for John Charcol and L&C

TML appoints key account manager for John Charcol and L&C

The Mortgage Lender has appointed Sarah Hartwell as key account manager for John Charcol and London & Country accounts.

23 Jun 2017

Bank of Ireland expands intermediary product range

Bank of Ireland expands intermediary product range

Bank of Ireland UK has widened its product range for intermediaries with a greater choice across all LTVs for two, three and five-year fixed rates.

23 Jun 2017

Fleet Mortgages launches 13 new products

Fleet Mortgages launches 13 new products

Fleet Mortgages has launched a new product range covering its three key borrower groups – standard, limited compmany and HMOs.

23 Jun 2017

Aldermore launches service promise to intermediaries

Aldermore launches service promise to intermediaries

Aldermore has launched a new website as well as a service promise to intermediaries to ensure they receive "exceptional support".

23 Jun 2017

Rate rise should not be delayed any longer: BoE's Forbes

Rate rise should not be delayed any longer: BoE's Forbes

Economies have "recovered enough" that a gradual reduction in monetary stimulus is now warranted, according to the MPC's Kristin Forbes, who voted for a rate rise in this month's meeting.

23 Jun 2017

Rapid deceleration in London house prices to plateau: Hometrack

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Rapid deceleration in London house prices to plateau: Hometrack

London city house price inflation fell to 3.3% in May 2017 - its lowest for five years and down from 14% a year ago - but lower turnover and restricted supply means that the "rapid deceleration" could have 'bottomed out', according to Hometrack.

23 Jun 2017

Santander video service to connect customers with advisers

Santander video service to connect customers with advisers

Santander is launching a mortgage video service in sixty-three branches across the UK, enabling customers to apply for a mortgage using a video link from the branch, which connects them remotely to a UK based adviser.

23 Jun 2017

What’s the story, mourning Tories?

What’s the story, mourning Tories?

As her new minority Government licks its wounds, was it the ‘Dementia Tax’ wot did it for Theresa May and, if so, what impact might this have on the equity release market?

22 Jun 2017

Intelliflo streamlines protection quote service with iPipeline

Intelliflo streamlines protection quote service with iPipeline

Intelliflo’s Intelligent Office has integrated iPipeline’s research, quote and apply portal, SolutionBuilder.

22 Jun 2017

The death of packagers was greatly exaggerated

The death of packagers was greatly exaggerated

There has been much speculation since the financial crisis about the death of the specialist distributor model – formerly known as packagers.

22 Jun 2017

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