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Leeds launches new buy-to-let rates from 2%

Leeds launches new buy-to-let rates from 2%

Leeds Building Society has launched a new range of fixed rate mortgages for the buy-to-let market.

24 Oct 2016

8% fewer intermediaries selling life and CI cover

8% fewer intermediaries selling life and CI cover

IFAs believe there is a growing threat of people not having life insurance and critical illness cover because fewer intermediaries are selling it.

24 Oct 2016

Lifetime mortgage myths are still holding us back

Lifetime mortgage myths are still holding us back

The recent renaissance of equity release is no surprise. Advisers, advice firms, lenders and industry commentators within the lifetime mortgage market have been quietly confident that the growth we have seen recently was sure to happen.

24 Oct 2016

Nationwide launches sign language service

Nationwide launches sign language service

Nationwide has partnered with SignVideo to enable British Sign Language users to take full advantage of the services that Nationwide has to offer.

24 Oct 2016

Key Retirement appoints deputy CEO

Key Retirement appoints deputy CEO

Key Retirement Group has promoted Simon Thompson to the newly-created position of deputy CEO as part of a growth drive as the equity release market continues to expand.

24 Oct 2016

Banks planning to leave UK post-Brexit, warns BBA

Banks planning to leave UK post-Brexit, warns BBA

Anthony Browne, chief executive of the British Bankers’ Association, has warned that banks are already planning to relocate from Britain as a result of the Brexit vote.

24 Oct 2016

In the Spotlight with Russell Gould, BlueZest

In the Spotlight with Russell Gould, BlueZest

We spoke to Russell Gould, CEO of BlueZest, about the firm's launch plans and product range, as well as the future of technology in the mortgage market.

21 Oct 2016

Simplybiz: FSCS funding is "grotesquely unjust"

Simplybiz: FSCS funding is "grotesquely unjust"

Ken Davy, Chairman of the Simplybiz Group, has written to the FCA over the "grotesquely unjust" manner through which the Financial Services Compensation Scheme is currently funded.

21 Oct 2016

The swings and roundabouts of the remortgage sector

The swings and roundabouts of the remortgage sector

If you were looking for a prime example of the swings and roundabouts that is the UK mortgage market, then you would perhaps have no better example than the remortgage sector. For any number of years this part of the market has not exactly been in the doldrums but certainly bouncing along the bottom with the occasional jump upwards, but for no concerted period of time.

21 Oct 2016

Together launches new five-year fix for buy-to-let

Together launches new five-year fix for buy-to-let

Together has introduced a new five-year fixed buy-to-let mortgage in response to growing demand.

21 Oct 2016

 

Tribunal upholds investment manager's FCA ban

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Tribunal upholds investment manager's FCA ban

The Tribunal has upheld an FCA decision to impose a partial ban on Tariq Carrimjee of Somerset Asset Management for compliance failings.

21 Oct 2016

Accord launches contractor mortgage proposition

Accord launches contractor mortgage proposition

Accord is piloting a new lending policy with specialist broker firms to make it easier for contractors and freelancers to apply for a mortgage.

21 Oct 2016

Annual property sales down 11.3%: HMRC

Annual property sales down 11.3%: HMRC

The number of residential property transactions decreased by 4.3% between August and September and by 11.3% compared with September 2015, according to the latest HMRC statistics.

21 Oct 2016

Mint Bridging appoints Head of Marketing in growth drive

Mint Bridging appoints Head of Marketing in growth drive

Mint Bridging has announced the appointment of Amparo Burgos as Head of Marketing.

21 Oct 2016

London house price growth hits 20-month low

London house price growth hits 20-month low

City level house price growth is holding steady at 8.5% per annum, up from 5.7% twelve months ago, but growth in London has slowed rapidly to its lowest level of quarterly growth for 20 months, according to the latest Hometrack data.

21 Oct 2016

Dudley launches record low five-year fix with 3mc

Dudley launches record low five-year fix with 3mc

3mc has partnered with Dudley Building Society to launch an exclusive five-year fixed rate residential mortgage.

21 Oct 2016

Peer-to-peer lending grows by £700m in Q3

Peer-to-peer lending grows by £700m in Q3

Investors lending through peer-to-peer platforms have lent cumulatively almost £6.5 billion, according to data from the P2PFA.

20 Oct 2016

Ingard adds Funding 365 to panel

Ingard adds Funding 365 to panel

Funding 365 has been added to Ingard's panel, providing its appointed representatives and directly authorised brokers access to their short-term loan products for buy-to-let, commercial and development properties.

20 Oct 2016

New P2P lender launches in UK

New P2P lender launches in UK

Canadian company Katipult has launched its peer-to-peer lending software in the UK.

20 Oct 2016

Government launches new pension regulations for master trusts

Government launches new pension regulations for master trusts

The new Pension Schemes Bill has been published today by the government, delivering new pension regulations for master trusts and strengthen existing legislation on exit charges.

20 Oct 2016

New guidance body must highlight "inherent disadvantages" of freedoms: deVere

New guidance body must highlight "inherent disadvantages" of freedoms: deVere

The government’s new financial guidance service "must warn the public more explicitly about the inherent disadvantages of the government’s pension freedoms", according to Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of deVere Group.

20 Oct 2016

CML: September mortgage lending hits nine-year high

CML: September mortgage lending hits nine-year high

The latest CML data shows that gross mortgage lending reached £20.5 billion in September - 7% lower than August’s lending total of £22.1 billion but 2% higher than the £20.1 billion lent in September last year.

20 Oct 2016

New partnership aims to "dramatically reduce" mortgage servicing costs

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New partnership aims to "dramatically reduce" mortgage servicing costs

Synechron, a financial services technology firm, and Paradatec, a freeform document classification and data extraction company, have partnered in a bid to "reign in soaring document extraction costs" in the mortgage industry.

20 Oct 2016

Newcastle launches exclusive three-year fix via Openwork

Newcastle launches exclusive three-year fix via Openwork

Newcastle Intermediaries has introduced a three-year fixed mortgage product available on an exclusive basis to Openwork.

20 Oct 2016

Personal Touch launches retirement planning module

Personal Touch launches retirement planning module

Adviser network Personal Touch has launched Dynamic Planner’s ‘Living in Retirement’ module.

20 Oct 2016

MAB expands senior team to support expansion plans

MAB expands senior team to support expansion plans

Mortgage Advice Bureau has created two new Director roles as part of the company's growth plans for the next 12 months.

20 Oct 2016

In Conversation at FSE London: Paul Brett

In Conversation at FSE London: Paul Brett

Foundation Home Loans' Paul Brett is in conversation with Andrew Montlake at FSE London, discussing how Brexit has affected the buy to let sector.

19 Oct 2016

Majority of millennials still choosing face-to-face mortgage advice

Majority of millennials still choosing face-to-face mortgage advice

Twice as many millennials planning to take out a mortgage or re-mortgage would still rather deal face-to-face than arrange one online, according to research from EDM Mortgage Support Services.

19 Oct 2016

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