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Accord launches low-fee BTL deals

Mortgages

Accord launches low-fee BTL deals

Accord Mortgages is launching a series of new competitive products as it brings more choice to its buy to let customers.

31 Oct 2012

Cambridge & Counties launch into residential investment lending

Cambridge & Counties launch into residential investment lending

Cambridge & Counties Bank, which launched in June this year, has announced that it will now offer loans to residential property investors who can demonstrate knowledge and experience in this market.

31 Oct 2012

AEGON lay out competitive post-RDR plans

Retirement

AEGON lay out competitive post-RDR plans

AEGON today provides greater clarity on its post RDR proposition in support of its distribution partners in 2013 and beyond.

31 Oct 2012

30 lenders now part of Funding for Lending Scheme

30 lenders now part of Funding for Lending Scheme

The Bank of England report on the Funding for Lending Scheme, released yesterday, shows that 17 new lenders have signed up for the scheme in the past month.

31 Oct 2012

Will new ‘government bank’ be flexible enough for small businesses?

Blogs

Will new ‘government bank’ be flexible enough for small businesses?

The recent announcement from Business Secretary Vince Cable of plans to establish a government bank is certainly a step in the right direction to give increased access to finance for small businesses, both new and existing.

30 Oct 2012

Serious growth needs serious business lending

Duncan Kreeger - West One Loans

Serious growth needs serious business lending

The UK is officially out of recession. But a spike in GDP will remain just that – a blip – unless business can get hold of more finance.

30 Oct 2012

Equity position of borrowers has improved, say CML

Mortgages

Equity position of borrowers has improved, say CML

Data the CML have published today shows that the number of households in negative equity has fallen over the last 18 months, and that borrowers collectively continue to hold large amounts of unmortgaged equity in housing.

30 Oct 2012

Cost and administration are chief auto enrolment concerns

Retirement

Cost and administration are chief auto enrolment concerns

More than three quarters (81%) of corporate advisers say that the cost and administration of auto-enrolment are among employers' top worries when it comes to the Government's landmark pension reform, Aviva's research shows.

30 Oct 2012

NEST urges employers to act on automatic enrolment

Retirement

NEST urges employers to act on automatic enrolment

With automatic enrolment now a reality for the largest employers and workforces across the UK, the clock is ticking on preparations for companies of all shapes and sizes.

30 Oct 2012

Growing disillusionment behind demand for Connect non-regulated network

Mortgages

Growing disillusionment behind demand for Connect non-regulated network

Connect Mortgage Club believes that low morale among conventional network ARs as well as the burden of compliance for small directly authorised firms is behind the rising demand for Connect’s non regulated offering.

30 Oct 2012

 

Solid Q3 results for buy-to-let applications

Solid Q3 results for buy-to-let applications

Intermediaries have reported a good quarter of mortgage business in the third quarter and continue to see buy-to-let applications increase.

30 Oct 2012

IFAs concerned over giving advice post-'G Day'

Retirement

IFAs concerned over giving advice post-'G Day'

Around six out of 10 IFAs are concerned about advising female clients to buy lifetime annuities ahead of the introduction of the European Court of Justice gender equality ruling, according to Primetime Retirement.

30 Oct 2012

More than 100,000 over-65s still paying mortgages

Mortgages

More than 100,000 over-65s still paying mortgages

More than 100,000 over-65s are still paying mortgages spending around £1.36 billion a year, despite the potential risks of keeping up payments after the State Pension Age, new research from More 2 Life shows.

30 Oct 2012

Average pensioner has £14,500 debt

Retirement

Average pensioner has £14,500 debt

The average pensioner with debt taking out an equity release plan on the value of their home has debts totalling £14,526, new research from equity release adviser Key Retirement Solutions says.

30 Oct 2012

Larger loans and higher volumes mean bridging reaches £399m in Q3

Larger loans and higher volumes mean bridging reaches £399m in Q3

The pace of growth in the bridging industry picked up in the third quarter, to match longer term trends and reverse a slowdown seen in Q2, according to the latest West One Bridging Index.

30 Oct 2012

An update from the newly renamed Financial Reporter

An update from the newly renamed Financial Reporter

As eagle-eyed visitors to the site have hopefully noticed, myintroducer.com is no more - in its place is our new name, Financial Reporter.

29 Oct 2012

Andrew Tully, Pensions Technical Director at MGM Advantage

In The Spotlight

Andrew Tully, Pensions Technical Director at MGM Advantage

Financial Reporter had a chat with Andrew Tully this week - Andrew is the Pensions Technical Director at MGM Advantage and also a member of the ABI's Retirement and Savings Committee.

29 Oct 2012

The future’s bright, the future’s bridging

The future’s bright, the future’s bridging

It is often wise not to get too complacent in life, and if we had all had a pause button on our careers back in 2006/7 I’m sure we would have done things slightly different so as not to enter the apocalypse that the majority of us did.

29 Oct 2012

L&G Mortgage Club launch Abbey exclusive

Mortgages

L&G Mortgage Club launch Abbey exclusive

Legal & General Mortgage Club is delighted to announce the launch of an exclusive three year fixed rate product with Abbey.

29 Oct 2012

Funding Circle reach £50m lending mark

Funding Circle reach £50m lending mark

Funding Circle, the online marketplace where people lend money directly to businesses, has passed the £50 million mark in new lending.

29 Oct 2012

Mortgage lending at mutuals up 10% on last year

Mortgages

Mortgage lending at mutuals up 10% on last year

Gross mortgage lending by building societies and other mutual lenders was £2.5 billion in September which is up by 10% compared to the same month last year.

29 Oct 2012

Leeds extend 5.99% BTL deal

Mortgages

Leeds extend 5.99% BTL deal

After receiving a positive response, Leeds Building Society have extended their 2 year, 5.99% buy-to-let deal (up to 80%) until 31st January 2015.

29 Oct 2012

Brightstar offer prime semi-exclusive

Mortgages

Brightstar offer prime semi-exclusive

Precise Mortgages’ distributor, Brightstar Financial, is offering a 2.89% 2 year fixed rate prime mortgage for purchase clients with no arrangement fees and says it is refreshing to see a lender actively engaging the broker market for prime business.

29 Oct 2012

Paradigm adds Select & Protect to insurance panel

Protection

Paradigm adds Select & Protect to insurance panel

Distributor Paradigm Mortgage Services has today unveiled a strategic partnership with Select & Protect that will see the insurer join its GI panel.

29 Oct 2012

Financial Reporter becomes new name of myintroducer.com

Latest News

Financial Reporter becomes new name of myintroducer.com

We are pleased to announce that online financial news publication myintroducer.com have today completed a rebrand and rename to Financial Reporter (www.financialreporter.co.uk).

29 Oct 2012

Yorkshire launches 60% LTV products

Mortgages

Yorkshire launches 60% LTV products

The range of competitive mortgages offered by Yorkshire Building Society has expanded further with the launch of new 60% LTV products.

26 Oct 2012

Accord slash rates on four 75% LTV products

Mortgages

Accord slash rates on four 75% LTV products

Accord Mortgages has reduced rates on four 75% LTV mortgages to further improve the range of competitive products it offers brokers and their customers.

26 Oct 2012

MGM Advantage confirms EU gender plans

Retirement

MGM Advantage confirms EU gender plans

Specialist retirement income provider MGM Advantage has confirmed how it will deal with annuity quotes and business leading up to 21st December, from when pricing using gender is outlawed.

26 Oct 2012

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