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Positive Lending adds Family BS to specialist panel

Positive Lending adds Family BS to specialist panel

Speciallist packager, Positive Lending, has announced the addition of the Family Building Society to their packager panel.

22 May 2017

Coventry for Intermediaries introduces tiered ICRs for landlords

Coventry for Intermediaries introduces tiered ICRs for landlords

Coventry for intermediaries has today introduced a tiered ICR proposition for Buy to Let landlords, based on applicants’ gross annual income and tax status.

22 May 2017

Shawbrook Commercial announces 0.25% arrangement fee discount

Shawbrook Commercial announces 0.25% arrangement fee discount

Shawbrook Bank's Commercial Mortgages team has announced a raft of pricing initiatives for the summer season, beginning with arrangement fee changes which start today.

22 May 2017

Conveyancing market 'flatlines' in Q1: Search Acumen

Conveyancing market 'flatlines' in Q1: Search Acumen

Quarterly conveyancing activity levels have shown little sign of movement in the year so far, with conveyancing volumes up from 245,275 in Q4 2016 to 245,738 in Q1 2017, according to the Conveyancing Market Tracker from Search Acumen.

22 May 2017

Aegon joins IRESS’ Exchange protection underwriting service

Aegon joins IRESS’ Exchange protection underwriting service

IRESS has today announced that Aegon is the latest provider to offer partially underwritten quotes through The Exchange, IRESS’ online comparison quote and transaction portal.

22 May 2017

First regulated robo-adviser raises £2m seed funding

First regulated robo-adviser raises £2m seed funding

MortgageGym, the world’s only regulated mortgage robo-adviser, has announced the successful completion of a seed funding round of £2m ahead of its official launch this summer.

22 May 2017

Gareth Finney Joins The Right Mortgage & Protection Network

Gareth Finney Joins The Right Mortgage & Protection Network

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network has appointed Gareth Finney as its Development Manager.

22 May 2017

Next gen second charge sourcing could be our best recruiter, says Fluent

Next gen second charge sourcing could be our best recruiter, says Fluent

Fluent for Advisers, part of Fluent Money, is convinced that the next generation of sourcing systems will be invaluable in popularising secured loans among the intermediary community.

22 May 2017

Buyer demand sees house prices hit new record high: Rightmove

Buyer demand sees house prices hit new record high: Rightmove

The average price of property coming to market has hit a record high, according to the latest Rightmove House Price Index.

22 May 2017

TFC Homeloans & SMS join in merger deal

TFC Homeloans & SMS join in merger deal

Packager TFC Homeloans has completed a merger deal with specialist distributor Solent Mortgage Services.

22 May 2017

 

Welcome to the Third Generation of bridging

Welcome to the Third Generation of bridging

Some of you, I’m sure, will be wondering what this ‘third generation’ stuff you have come across lately is all about. If so, you’re in the right place. In this article I’m going to do my level best to explain it.

19 May 2017

Confusing times for non-doms

Confusing times for non-doms

On April 6th this year a new set of rules were going to be implemented regarding the taxation of so called non-doms. These changes were outlined in the Chancellors Spring Budget on 8th March 2017, but have been excluded from the Finance Bill 2017 due to limited time availability to debate the Bill before the general election.

19 May 2017

Conservatives plan to bring back Home Information Packs

Conservatives plan to bring back Home Information Packs

Former Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has announced that the Conservatives are considering bringing back Home Information Packs.

19 May 2017

‘Where do you see yourself in five year’s time?’

‘Where do you see yourself in five year’s time?’

Whoever thought that particular interview question up should be barred (in my opinion) from ever being in charge of hiring for the rest of their career. Whatever answer you give to it, I’ll warrant, it makes you less employable. For example, you might say, “In your job”, which comes across as overly-ambitious, or you might say, “Well I don’t like to plan too far ahead”, which makes you look like you have no clear idea about your career goals.

19 May 2017

New Leaf adds The Mortgage Lender to panel

New Leaf adds The Mortgage Lender to panel

The New Leaf Distribution network has added The Mortgage Lender to its panel.

19 May 2017

Breezeplus launches new initiative to tackle processing times

Breezeplus launches new initiative to tackle processing times

Conveyancing firm Breezeplus has launched a Broker Engagement Programme in order to support brokers who have multiple remortgage cases with the firm and are experiencing communication delays.

19 May 2017

Mortgage Trust launches 75% LTV five-year fix

Mortgage Trust launches 75% LTV five-year fix

Mortgage Trust has launched a new limited edition, five year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage for individual landlords seeking finance for single, self-contained units.

19 May 2017

The Nottingham expands BDM team

The Nottingham expands BDM team

Two new Business Development Managers have joined the intermediary team at the Nottingham Building Society.

19 May 2017

TMA appoints regional account manager

TMA appoints regional account manager

TMA Mortgage Club has appointed Sarah Evans as a regional key account manager for the North of England.

19 May 2017

Industry split on Tory plans to fund care with housing equity

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Industry split on Tory plans to fund care with housing equity

The Conservative manifesto, released today, proposes that those with more than £100,000 in assets will have to pay for their own elderly care out of the value of their homes.

18 May 2017

Second annual FSE Wales open for registration

Second annual FSE Wales open for registration

Registration for Financial Services Expo Wales is now open.

18 May 2017

Conservatives to abolish SFO

Conservatives to abolish SFO

The Conservatives have pledged to dismantle the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and roll it into the wider National Crime Agency if they win June’s general election.

18 May 2017

Yorkshire BS launches lowest 95% LTV rate at 3.25%

Yorkshire BS launches lowest 95% LTV rate at 3.25%

Yorkshire Building Society has launched a two-year fixed rate mortgage at 3.25% up to 95% LTV which it says is the lowest currently available on the market.

18 May 2017

Castle Trust appoints BDM in the North

Castle Trust appoints BDM in the North

Castle Trust Capital has appointed Alan Coleman in the new role of telephone BDM for the North, as part of the lender's bid to support intermediaries in the region.

18 May 2017

Nearly half of advisers breaching disclosure rules: FCA

Nearly half of advisers breaching disclosure rules: FCA

An FCA review found that in 41.7% of cases, advisers were providing 'unacceptable disclosure' which did not comply with FCA rules.

18 May 2017

Saffron BS partners with Mortgage Intelligence

Saffron BS partners with Mortgage Intelligence

Saffron For Intermediaries, the intermediary channel of Saffron Building Society, is making its full range of mortgage products available via Mortgage Intelligence.

18 May 2017

Advisers forecast boom in inheritance tax advice

Advisers forecast boom in inheritance tax advice

Financial advisers are forecasting a boom in demand for inheritance tax advice and looking to strengthen business partnerships with lawyers to help them cope, according to research from Prudential.

18 May 2017

Mortgage industry calls on government to support housebuilders

Mortgage industry calls on government to support housebuilders

The majority of mortgage lenders and brokers believe that greater government support for development finance would improve the lack of housing supply, according to IMLA research.

18 May 2017

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