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Skandia announce gender neutral pricing plans

Protection

Skandia announce gender neutral pricing plans

Skandia is announcing its plans to implement gender neutral pricing and to enhance its protection offering ahead of 'G Day' on 21st December.

24 Oct 2012

Up to 20% facing large income falls in retirement

Retirement

Up to 20% facing large income falls in retirement

Research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies has shown that the majority of those between 50 and State Pension Age will see a income reduction of 20% on retiring, and 40% of them will see a reduction of at least a third.

23 Oct 2012

Keystone BTL increase max loans to £500k

Keystone BTL increase max loans to £500k

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has improved its lending criteria and is now offering loans up to £500,000 per property transaction to existing landlords. This represents an increase of £150,000 on its previous limit.

23 Oct 2012

House purchase approvals see surprise increase in September

Mortgages

House purchase approvals see surprise increase in September

Data released from the British Bankers' Association today shows that the net mortgage lending by banks grew 0.5% in the year to September, with mortgage approvals up from August.

23 Oct 2012

Halifax improve FTB and remortgage rates by up to 0.20%

Mortgages

Halifax improve FTB and remortgage rates by up to 0.20%

Halifax have today announced changes to their range of mortgages, including first-time buyer mortgages, remortgage and shared equity ranges.

23 Oct 2012

LV= confirms post-RDR charging strategy

Protection

LV= confirms post-RDR charging strategy

Retirement specialist LV= today confirms that its retirement products and systems are RDR ready, and the different charging methods that will be implemented from 22 October 2012 are as follows:

23 Oct 2012

Sales soaring in the Balearics

Blogs

Sales soaring in the Balearics

It’s been refreshing to read some good news regarding the Spanish property market recently.

23 Oct 2012

Aldermore opens Bristol office

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Aldermore opens Bristol office

British challenger bank Aldermore has enhanced the Invoice Finance service it provides to business in the South West of England and South Wales via the opening of a new regional office in Bristol.

23 Oct 2012

Remortgaging figures bounce back from 12-year low

Mortgages

Remortgaging figures bounce back from 12-year low

Monthly gross remortgage lending increased by £276m in September to £3.18bn, up 9.5% on August’s £2.90bn.

22 Oct 2012

Candy-backed CPC Group pledge to help Omni reach £1bn

Candy-backed CPC Group pledge to help Omni reach £1bn

Christian Candy-backed CPC Group has pledged continued funding and financial support for Omni Capital to help the company achieve its lending target of up to £1 billion in the next two to three years.

22 Oct 2012

 

Inspiring consumer confidence

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Inspiring consumer confidence

Last week, figures released to us by the nation’s secured loan lenders revealed that lending in Q3 reached £98.3m which is a whopping 17.6% increase on the same period in 2011.

22 Oct 2012

Precise mortgages slash arrangement fees

Mortgages

Precise mortgages slash arrangement fees

Precise mortgages, the intermediary only lender, has slashed arrangement fees to zero on its lowest fixed rates and doubled the cashback on selected remortgage products.

22 Oct 2012

Lloyds TSB launch new affordable mortgage range

Mortgages

Lloyds TSB launch new affordable mortgage range

Lloyds TSB have announced the launch of their new mortgage range, including shared equity and shared ownership mortgages, to show its support for affordable housing ranges.

22 Oct 2012

Aldermore lowers rates across mortgage range

Mortgages

Aldermore lowers rates across mortgage range

Challenger bank Aldermore has relaunched its range of both residential and buy-to-let mortgages with improved rates throughout.

22 Oct 2012

Business insolvencies drop 3.1% in September

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Business insolvencies drop 3.1% in September

The latest BusinessIQ Insolvency Index from Experian reveals a 3.1 per cent drop in number of business insolvencies in September 2012 compared to September 2011.

22 Oct 2012

TBMC launches competitive 2-year fix with Hinckley & Rugby

Mortgages

TBMC launches competitive 2-year fix with Hinckley & Rugby

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, has launched a new exclusive 2 year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage through Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.

22 Oct 2012

Scottish Provident releases gender-neutral whole of life product

Protection

Scottish Provident releases gender-neutral whole of life product

Scottish Provident has announced that it is replacing its current unit linked Pegasus product with a new simpler whole of life product.

19 Oct 2012

Virgin Money reduces BTL and residential rates to as low as 2.68%

Mortgages

Virgin Money reduces BTL and residential rates to as low as 2.68%

Shortly after the completion of their rebranding of Northern Rock, Virgin Money has reduced selected interest rates on their BTL and residential mortgage range, available from today.

19 Oct 2012

Rents on the rise to record of £741

Rents on the rise to record of £741

According to data from LSL Property Services' latest Buy-to-Let Index, rents reached a peak of £741 in September.

19 Oct 2012

Mortgage Vision events off to flying start

Mortgages

Mortgage Vision events off to flying start

The 2012 series of Mortgage Vision events, organised by Mortgage Brain along with BM Solutions, Nationwide and TMW, and Aldermore Bank, have got off to a flying start with overwhelming support from mortgage brokers.

19 Oct 2012

Tesco Bank break 2% rate in mortgage range reductions

Mortgages

Tesco Bank break 2% rate in mortgage range reductions

Tesco Bank are offering their most competitive mortgage rates yet, as they have plans to access the Bank of England's Funding for Lending Scheme.

19 Oct 2012

Leeds launch fees assisted BTL deal

Mortgages

Leeds launch fees assisted BTL deal

Leeds Building Society’s fixed rate buy-to-let range now offers a market leading fees assisted deal, available over a 3 year period, at 4.39% up to 65% LTV.

19 Oct 2012

first direct launch 5-year fix at 2.99%

Mortgages

first direct launch 5-year fix at 2.99%

first direct join the mortgage rate battle today as they announce the launch of a competitive five-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.99%.

19 Oct 2012

New member for MAB New Homes Network

Mortgages

New member for MAB New Homes Network

Mortgage Advice Bureau is pleased to announce that Wolverhampton based JAM Advisers Ltd, trading as Mortgage Bureau, will be joining the MAB New Homes Network.

19 Oct 2012

Secured lending increases 25% in Q3

Secured lending increases 25% in Q3

The latest research from secured loan broker, Loans Warehouse, shows that secured lending reached £98.3m in Q3, a dramatic 25% increase on the £78.5m in Q2.

18 Oct 2012

Equity release grows over 10% in Q3

Retirement

Equity release grows over 10% in Q3

Equity Release Council figures released today show that the popularity of equity release has grown considerably since Q2, with growth in both value and volumes.

18 Oct 2012

Mortgage lending falls in September

Mortgages

Mortgage lending falls in September

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has released their Gross Mortgage Lending data today, which shows that lending in September was £11.6 billion.

18 Oct 2012

There's no news like bad news

There's no news like bad news

It’s been a bad month for mortgage and property data and you could be forgiven for thinking that the industry is floating up the proverbial creek without the proverbial paddle.

18 Oct 2012

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